Helen V. Smith (85) passed away January 29 at her home. She was born in Bancroft, WI on March 4, 1933, a daughter of the late Floyd and Ruby (Campbell) Ostrander. She was married to Gust Smith on Feb. 4, 1956, in Bancroft, WI and he passed away Feb. 18, 1996.
Helen is survived by a sister-in-law Phyllis (the late Robert) Smith, a daughter, Evelyn (the late Steven) Halbmaier, of Hebron; five grandchildren, Brooke,(Rob) Maule, Anthony, Jarrick and Kyle Smith and Landon (Samantha) Smith; six great grandchildren, Gwendolyn, Mackenzie, Payton, Ava, Kohen and Waylon; a brother, Delbert Ostrander of Bancroft, WI; plus sisters-in-law, June (Lee) Haines of Florida, Alice (Gordon) Johnson of Hebron and Margaret (the late Don) Smith of Lake Geneva. She was preceded by a son, Freddie Smith; two sisters, Mary Jane Krah and Hazel Hanson; three brothers, Jerry “Rich”, Robert and Clifford Ostrander.
Helen worked at Woodstock Die Cast and Filtertek in Hebron, retiring in 1996. She was a member of Hebron United Methodist Church and chair of the Worship Committee for many years, the Service Club, was in charge of the Senior Coffee for many years, organizer of the Golden Diners, worked/helped the Hebron Food Pantry and the Hebron Public Library. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had the honor of being chosen Community Citizen of the Year by the Alden-Hebron Grange on April 26, 1999. She never missed a sporting event of her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral Service was held February 1st at Ehorn-Adams Funeral Home in Hebron and was officiated by Rev. Eric Blanchford. Memorials may be made to Hebron Public Library 9908 St. Albans, Hebron, IL, or Alden-Hebron Booster Club 9604 Illinois St., Hebron, IL.