Helen C. Robertson, 83, of Granite City, Ill., born December 24, 1932, in Edwardsville, Ill., passed away at 10:05 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016, at Meridian Village in Glen Carbon, Ill.
Mrs. Robertson was a devoted member of St. John United Church of Christ in Granite City where she was active with the Evening Guild and Church Women United. She was also a member of Home Extension and loved attending the Local 520 Retirees Group. She enjoyed playing the piano, was an avid bridge player and enjoyed her days of fishing. Helen was a loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and loved cooking and sewing.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Donald L. "Robbie" Robertson, whom she married on April 15, 1949, in Salem, Ark., and who passed away on March 6, 2006; her parents, Ferdinand and Ella M., nee Naumann, Peters; two brothers-in-law, Dick Schnyder and Jack Robertson; and a niece, Liz Gray.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and John Relleke of Granite City and Donna and Tim Streid of Granite City; a son and daughter-in-law, Tim and Shelly Robertson of Edwardsville; grandchildren and spouses, Rich and Patty Relleke, Rob and Jennifer Relleke, Ryan and Jill Relleke, Alyson Streid, Ashley Streid, Aaron Streid and Jenee Padgett; great-grandchildren, Rhett Relleke, Lily Relleke, Tyler Theis, Hadley Relleke and Ava Relleke; a sister, Joan Schnyder of Collinsville; nephew, Charlie Schnyder of Edwardsville; sister-in-law, Betty Robertson of Colorado; other extended family and friends.
Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ or to the
Visitation: In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at St. John United Church of Christ, 2901 Nameoki Road in Granite City, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the church with Rev. Karla Frost officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon, Ill.
IRWIN CHAPEL, Granite City, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Jan. 17, 2016