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Helen H. Juenger

Helen H. Juenger

Helen H. Juenger, nee Stein, 89, of New Athens, IL, born July 12, 1934 in Lively Grove, IL, passed away on Wednesday December 20, 2023  at the Freeburg Care Center in Freeburg, IL.  She was a member of St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL, the church Ladies Club and quilters, VFW Post #7710 Auxiliary and the Daughters of Isabella.

Helen was known for her big smiles and warm and cheerful “hello’s” and hugs and kisses. She made many beautiful quilts and love was sewn into every one of them.  She loved her family and big family meals, playing cards, bingo and Yahtzee. She enjoyed her children, grand kids and the little gr. grand’s.  Alzheimer’s took Helen’s mind, but God blessed her with beautiful smiles and a happy laugh throughout her illness.  She enjoyed visits from all who would come sit and talk with her.  Thanks to all who were there for her.  She would have said “thank you” if she had been able to.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents – Henry J. and Theresa A. (Lake) Stein, her loving husband – Wilfred A. Juenger, whom she married on December 27, 1952 at St. Anthony’s Church in Lively Grove, and who passed away on January 11, 1990, 2 sons – Alvin Juenger and Larry Juenger, 3 brothers – Leo (the late Edith) Stein, Norbert Stein and Leroy Stein, 1 sister-in-law – Nancy Stein and 1 brother-in-law – Ray Roethlisberger.

Those surviving her are 1 daughter – Linda (Harry) Meyer, 1 son – Denis (Tina) Juenger, daughter-in-law Lisa Juenger, 2 brothers – Hugo (Maxine) Stein and Armin (Judy) Stein, 3 sisters – Agnes Roethlisberger, Esther (Robert) Cowell and Violas Hummert, 6 grandchildren – Sheryl (Thomas) Rois, Joseph (Tammy) Meyer, Jonathan (Jennifer) Juenger, Joshua (Linda) Juenger, Krista Juenger and Trisha (Bryce) Karban, 8 great grandchildren – Elijah and Luke Rois, Charlotte and Cole Juenger, Caleb, Carleigh and Cadence Juenger and Kinsley Karban and 2 sisters-in-law –  Delores Juenger and Bernadine Stein. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials in Helen’s honor may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Mass offerings to St. Michael’s in Paderborn or St. Agatha’s in New Athens.

Visitation: 9 – 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 26, 2023 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL

Funeral:  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday December 26, 2023 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, IL with Fr. Von Deeke officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Agatha Catholic Cemetery in New Athens, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Clara LaPlante (Petot) says:

    Heartfelt condolences to Helen’s family. I have so many memories happy memories of her as a child. She would spin me around the dance floor at Lively Grove just chuckling, she taught me to be kind to be animals and saved me from sliding out of the truck one day when the door accidently came open going around the curve in New Athens – she was always kind and happy to see me and I felt loved when I was with her. She truly was a special woman. I hope your family finds Joy in knowing she is dancing with Jesus now.

  2. Kathleen Swyear Petot says:

    My sincere condolences to Helen’s children & family members. She was a very loving and kind lady to everyone who knew her. I always enjoyed my visits with her. You are all in my thoughts a prayers.

  3. DEBORAH MEINHARDT (Petot) says:

    My sincere condolences to Helen’s family. So sorry for your loss. She is remembered as an incredibly loving and warm hearted person always in selfless service to others. I loved her dearly, may she rest in peace.

  4. Kimmy Early (The Helf Family) says:

    Helen holds a very special place in my heart. A cherished beautiful human. She taught me how to ride my bike and she loved my brother and I so much. We loved her. Peace be with you!

  5. Jeanne Jansen says:

    My sympathy to the entire Juenger family.

  6. Pam says:

    Helen was such a kind soul with a beautiful smile and a laugh that would make anyone smile. She will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again

  7. Christy Range says:

    Sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. You are all in our thoughts,

    • Mr & Mrs James Light & Cindy Wiegand says:

      Our deepest sympathy for Aunt Helen’s passing. She was a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh.
      She will be missed.
      Sending our love and prayers

  8. Charlie & Mary Kujawski says:

    Linda we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember her always smiling. Praying for you and your family. ?

  9. Pamela Sinn Hargan says:

    Helen was a sweet woman. Mom was friends with her until Mom passed 3 years ago. She always had a smile on her face.

  10. Cathy Sinn Flowers says:

    I remember her well from St. Agatha’s parish. My mom was in a couple of activities with her, as well. May she rest in peace. Blessings to her family.

  11. Debra Cahoon says:

    So sorry for your loss. Helen was a warm and friendly person.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Helen was a warm and friendly person.

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  2. I remember her well from St. Agatha’s parish. My mom was in a couple of activities with her, as well. May she rest in peace. Blessings to her family.

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    • I send my condolences to Helen’s family.

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  3. Helen was a sweet woman. Mom was friends with her until Mom passed 3 years ago. She always had a smile on her face.

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  4. Linda we are so sorry for the loss of your Mom. I remember her always smiling. Praying for you and your family. ?

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  5. Sorry for your loss. Such a sweet lady. You are all in our thoughts,

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    • Our deepest sympathy for Aunt Helen’s passing. She was a wonderful woman with a beautiful smile and contagious laugh.
      She will be missed.
      Sending our love and prayers

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  6. Helen was such a kind soul with a beautiful smile and a laugh that would make anyone smile. She will be missed by many. Rest in Peace my friend until we meet again

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  7. My sympathy to the entire Juenger family.

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  8. Helen holds a very special place in my heart. A cherished beautiful human. She taught me how to ride my bike and she loved my brother and I so much. We loved her. Peace be with you!

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  9. My sincere condolences to Helen’s family. So sorry for your loss. She is remembered as an incredibly loving and warm hearted person always in selfless service to others. I loved her dearly, may she rest in peace.

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  10. My sincere condolences to Helen’s children & family members. She was a very loving and kind lady to everyone who knew her. I always enjoyed my visits with her. You are all in my thoughts a prayers.

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  11. Heartfelt condolences to Helen’s family. I have so many memories happy memories of her as a child. She would spin me around the dance floor at Lively Grove just chuckling, she taught me to be kind to be animals and saved me from sliding out of the truck one day when the door accidently came open going around the curve in New Athens – she was always kind and happy to see me and I felt loved when I was with her. She truly was a special woman. I hope your family finds Joy in knowing she is dancing with Jesus now.

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