Helen was a proud graduate of Notre Dame Academy where she made lifelong friends. She was a lifetime parishioner of St. Peter’s Cathedral. While working at Kresge’s in Belleville, she met her beloved Roy, whom she married on October 14, 1958. Helen and Roy had many years together enjoying their kids, grandkids, playing cards, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Roy A. Kloess; her parents, William and Sophia, nee Moessinger, Dahlmann; a sister, Mary Ann Dahlmann; two brothers, Bob (LaVerna) Dahlmann and Bill (Kay) Dahlmann; two sisters-in-law, Evelyn (Engel) Snyder and Doris (Kenneth) Sindel; and a brother-in-law, Larry (Mildred) Kloess
Helen is survived by her seven children, Bryan (Jovita) Kloess, Renee (Bill) Bailey, Jo’nell (Chuck) Schmittling, Duane (Peggy) Kloess, Vicki (Tab) Walker, Michael (Laura) Kloess, and Karen (Craig) Williams; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Floyd Kloess; and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in the form of masses at St. Peter’s Cathedral or to Our Lady of Hope Clinic (ourladyofhopeclinic.com). Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 17, 2023, at George Renner & Son Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.