Helen C. Bade, 78, a long time resident of the Johnsburg-McHenry area, died Thursday, December 15, 2011, at Centegra Hospital-McHenry in McHenry, Illinois.
She was born August 29, 1933 in McNabb, IL. She spent many of her years in manufacturing before retiring in her early sixties. She took pleasure in collecting many things, especially bells and knickknacks. She enjoyed sharing stories of her childhood growing up in the country. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Survivors include her daughter, Theresa Efinger, four grandchildren, Christopher Stone, Tiffany Fisher, Thomas Efinger, and Robert Efinger; a great-grandson, Dominick Fisher; a brother, Jack Kays; her son-in-law, Earl Smith, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded by her mother and father, Harold and Violet Kays, her husband, Donis Bade; and a daughter, Deborah Smith.
Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 20, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Graveside services and interment will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Varna, IL.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400. Friends may send an on-line condolence to the family at www.justenfh.com.