Dorothy E. Hellige


Dorothy E. Hellige, age 104 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at Faith Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Friday, October 27, 1911, in Highland, IL, the daughter of John and Emma (nee Long) Geismann.

On Saturday, November 29, 1941, she married Bernard H. “Ben” Hellige at Highland, IL, who passed away on Saturday, June 17, 1972.

She was a member of Saint Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL; Weinheimer Senior Citizens. Former member of St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary-Breese, IL; St. Dominic Catholic Church-Breese. IL.

Dorothy was born in Highland, the youngest of 8 children. She was a member of the first class to graduate form St. Paul High School in 1930. She took care of her parents for several years. She and her husband lived in Breese, IL. She worked for St. Joseph Hospital, Breese, in the laundry department for 12 years. She retired in 1983 and move to Highland on October 18, 1989. Her hobbies included playing cards (monthly card club playing Pinochle), embroidering, quilts, needle work and knitting. She was a great cook, especially pies and desserts. Family meals were a tradition.

Survivors include:
Son – Dr. Robert J. Hellige (twin), Highland, IL
Daughter-in-law – Mary T. Hellige, Saint Louis, MO
Grandchild – Chris (Keri) Hellige, Reno, NV
Grandchild – Jon (Jenna) Hellige, Stockton, CA
Grandchild – Kara (Jeff) Pillus, Durango, CO
Grandchild – Eric (Philip Quick) Hellige, Chicago, IL
Great Grandchild – Bennett Hellige, Reno, NV
Great Grandchild – Eli Hellige, Reno, NV
Great Grandchild – Layla Hellige, Stockton, CA
Great Grandchild – Liam Hellige, Stockton, CA
Great Grandchild – Sam Pillus, Durango, CO
Great Grandchild – Abigail Hellige-Quick, Chicago, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – John Geismann Died 2/16/1944
Mother – Emma Geismann, nee Long Died 8/15/1946
Husband – Bernard H. “Ben” Hellige Died 6/17/1972
Son – William B. “Bill” Hellige (twin) Died 1/9/2011
Brother – Joseph E. Geismann Died 7/11/1980
Brother – Frank J. Geismann Died 4/27/1966
Brother – John L. Geismann Died 7/28/1900
Brother – Lawrence A. “Larry” Geismann Died 10/9/1984
Sister – Zitha E. Huber Died 3/28/1978
Sister – Stella M. Winter Died 4/3/1982
Sister – Helen C. Schwarztrauber Died Aug 14, 1993.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 AM to 9:45 AM on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 AM on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at Saint Paul Catholic Church in Highland, IL., with Rev. Msgr. David L. Peters, Pastor Emeritus, St. Paul Catholic Church, Highland, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at St. Dominic/St. Augustine Catholic Cemetery in Breese, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Paul School Educational Foundation.

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