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Helen Marie Herbst

Helen Marie Herbst, age 70, a cherished member of Posen, passed away May 14, 2024.  She was the beloved daughter of the late Edward and Genevieve Herbst, nee Opilka; loving sister of Richard (Sandy) and Steve (Lourdes) Herbst; cherished aunt of David and Stephanie Herbst, Heather (Michael) Antoniazzi, Lisa (David) Hillhouse and Katherine (Nicholas) Myers and proud great aunt of Alyssa and Kyle Antoniazzi, Clara and Jason Hillhouse and Emma and Lily Myers.

Helen dedicated her life to shaping young minds and nurturing the students under her care as a school teacher at St. George School in Manteno for more than 35 years. Her passion for education and unwavering commitment to her students left a lasting impact on all who knew her.  Helen's influence extended far beyond the classroom, touching the lives of countless individuals with her compassion and grace. 

Throughout her life, Helen exemplified a true love for her faith and St. Stanislaus Church where she was a lifelong, devoted member.  She seized every opportunity to serve with unwavering dedication. Her keen eye for photography beautifully captured the essence of countless church events, preserving cherished memories for generations to come.  Her kindness, generosity, and warm spirit will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her.

A visitation will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home, 11028 Southwest Highway, Palos Hills.  Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.

As we come together to celebrate Helen's life and mourn her passing, let us remember the impact she had on all those fortunate enough to have known her. May her spirit soar high as she is fondly remembered and celebrated as a remarkable woman whose spirit will continue to inspire us all.

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Visitation

Monday, May 20, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11028 SW Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Funeral Service

Monday, May 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Palos-Gaidas Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11028 SW Hwy, Palos Hills, IL 60465

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Burial

Monday, May 20, 2024

12:15 - 1:15 pm (Central time)

Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum

6001 W 111th St, Alsip, IL 60803

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