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Helen B. Haas

November 11, 1945 April 24, 2023
Helen B. Haas
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Obituary for Helen B. Haas

Helen B. Haas, age 77, of Dunlap, Illinois died on Monday, April 24, 2023 while in hospice care at her home of natural causes.

She was a daughter of Catherine (Sweeney) Haas and Fabian F. Haas of El Paso, Illinois. A graduate of El Paso Schools and Marycrest College in Davenport, Iowa. Helen taught elementary school classes in the Chicago Public Schools beginning in 1974 until her retirement in 2007. While living in Chicago, Helen was an active member of the Sheffield Neighborhood Association, a volunteer at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church in the food pantry, and at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Farm in the Zoo. In Dunlap, she was a member of St. Jude’s parish.

Her remaining siblings include sisters Mary (Paul) Anderson of Chicago, Margaret Haas Minnis of Naples, Florida; brothers Joseph B. Haas of Tremont, Illinois, Leo E. Haas of Denver, Colorado and her sister-in-law Teresa B. Haas of Davenport, Iowa. Helen’s seventeen nieces and nephews who also survive were held by her with special affection.

She was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn J. Caughey and brother Dennis M. Haas as well as brothers-in-law Robert Caughey and James Minnis. Sisters-in-law Cristelle (Vaeth) Haas and Doris (Henderson) Haas also predeceased her.

The care at home was provided by Mrs. Tamia Banks with Living By Your Design, Apostolic Christian Home Care Services, Interim Healthcare of Peoria and the Carle House Hospice.

Cremation rites were accorded. Memorial Services will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 2, 2023 at St. Jude Catholic Church and burial will be held at a later date.

Preferred memorials in Helen’s memory may be made to St. Jude’s Catholic Church, 10811 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, Illinois 61615 or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Friends and family are encouraged to log onto to submit photos, sign the online guestbook and share Helen’s memorial page via social media.

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St. Jude Catholic Church

10811 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615

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10811 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61615 IL
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