Jean E. Helsper, 85 of Huntley died Wednesday after a lengthy illness. A visitation will be held Friday from 2 to 8 pm with a service at 7 pm at DeFiore Jorgensen Funeral Home Huntley. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
Helsper was born August 27, 1925, in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of Walter J. and Maybelle (Duske) Ellis. She married Mathew Helsper Agust 8, 1945, and worked as a school secretary in the Schaumburg school district for many years. She is survived by her husband, three children, Sandra Helsper of Elgin; Gail (Rod) Rich of Tubac, AZ, and Thomas (Laura) Helsper of Elgin, and six grandchildren, Christine Johnson, Dan Leonhardt, Maggie Purtell, Matt Hills, Neil Helsper and Eric Helsper. She is also survived by her sisters, Betty Helsper and Ruth Ellis and her brother, Walter Ellis. She was preceded in death by her parents.