Helen S. Safraniec, age 86, of McHenry, passed away peacefully on January 15, 2022. She was born on February 2, 1935, in Chicago, IL to Joseph and Sophie (Soho) Potempa. She married the love of her life, Steve on June 13, 1959.
Helen was a fabulous cook which was evident at her family picnics. She also loved to entertain. She enjoyed her vacations, especially to Acapulco.
Helen is survived by her sons Bruce and Michael (Jennifer), her grandchildren; Melany, Noah, Madison, Mia, Emily, Baby Andrew and Leslie, her sister Dorothy Pach and her sister-in-law Jean Potempa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve in 2015, her grandson Andrew and many brothers and sisters.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL. For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Helen on her tribute wall.