Helen M. Krol

August 16, 1928 – March 1, 2024

Helen M. Krol (nee Abfalder) 95 of Des Plaines, Illinois, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2024. Beloved wife of the late Edwin J. Krol. Loving mother of Gail Stegenga (Tim). Proud Busia of Jason (Jensine) Stegenga, Zachary (Lauren) Stegenga, Andrew (Brittany) Stegenga. Devoted Great Busia of Cogan, Jaxson, Lou, Hendrix and Dakota. Dear sister to Delores Richardson and brother Fred Szabados. Aunt to many nieces and nephews. Preceded in
death by sisters Margaret, Betty, Teresa, Susie and brother Frank, along with her parents Frank and Helen Abfalder.

Her door was always open and she loved helping everyone. She enjoyed baking dozens of cookies at Christmastime and giving them away. She was an active member of the Hungarian Club in Bloomington, Illinois, and Saint Stephen’s Catholic Church in Des Plaines, Illinois, where she enjoyed volunteering and spending time with the Golden Hearts group and Nursing Home visitation group. She loved entertaining, baking, gambling, and spending time with family, friends, and neighbors. She was the life of the party and made us all laugh. We will miss her dearly.

Visitation Friday, March 8, 2024 from 9:30 AM until 12 Noon at Grove Memorial Chapel, 1199 S. Arlington Heights Road, Elk Grove Village IL. Mass of Christian Burial 1 PM at St. Stephen the Protomartyr Catholic Church, 1280 Prospect Ave., Des Plaines IL. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Alzheimers Foundation, www.alz.org, would be appreciated.

For funeral information, please call JGeils Funeral Services, 630-247-6623.

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  1. Helen you will always be remembered for your laugh, sense of humor and love of “your Eddie.”
    To the family , may your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

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