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Helen M. Crowley

May 6, 1928 September 11, 2019
Helen M. Crowley
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Obituary for Helen M. Crowley

Helen M. Crowley, 91, of Winnebago, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at her home. She was born May 6, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Nicholas and Eva (Kipper) Gestrich. She graduated from Amundsen High School in Chicago on February 1, 1946. Helen married Raymond L. Douglas on August 22, 1953 at Middle Creek Presbyterian Church near Winnebago. Raymond died August 1, 1978. She married Charles W. Crowley on October 4, 1996 at First Assembly of God in Rockford. Charles died January 4, 2008. She first worked at Grant Hospital in Chicago and then Rockford Memorial Hospital as a lab secretary. She was a member of Middle Creek Presbyterian Church and the Mariners group. Helen enjoyed quilting, sewing, knitting, cooking, gardening, reading, traveling, decorating and keeping up her home and spoiling her grandchildren.

Helen is survived by her son, Robert Douglas of Winnebago; grandchildren, Gina (Charles) Johnson, Shanna (Merritt) Hill, Magdalene Douglas, Ryan (Breana) Douglas; great-grandchildren, Alex and Dillion Johnson, Holden and Charlie Hill; sister, Rosemarie Olin; daughter-in-law, Crystal Douglas; several nephews and nieces.

Helen is also predeceased by her brothers, Chris Gestrich, John Gestrich, Steve Gestrich, Tom Gestrich; sister, Ann Dornan.

Funeral service 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 18, 2019, with a visitation starting at 10:00 a.m., at New Life Bible Church, 2285 N. Hoisington Rd. and Highway 20, Pecatonica with Pastor Tim Spickler officiating. Interment at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to www.genandtfuneralhome.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Sep

10:00 AM 9/18/2019 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 9/18/2019 12:00:00 PM
New Life Bible Church

2285 N. Hoisington Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

New Life Bible Church
2285 N. Hoisington Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

18

Sep

12:00 PM 9/18/2019 12:00:00 PM
New Life Bible Church

2285 N. Hoisington Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

New Life Bible Church
2285 N. Hoisington Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Willwood Burial Park Final Resting Place

7000 W. State St.
Rockford, IL 61102

7000 W. State St. Rockford 61102 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.

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