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Helen M. Powroznik a resident of Wildwood Helen M. Powroznik (nee Yllo) passed away Tuesday April 9, 2013, at the age of 68, from complications of a stroke she had in late February. She was born October 9, 1944 in Myllykoske, Finland to Sirkku (nee: Kyllikki) and Arvo Yllo. They came to the United States in 1948 and settled in the Chicago Andersonville Area. Helen married her first husband Frank Friesl in 1963 and lived in the same area until moving to McHenry in 1972, where they raised their children. Helen started driving a school bus in 1975 and continued for 30 years. Helen and Frank moved the family to Florida in 1985, where she continued driving a school bus for Pasco County. Frank passed away in December of 1990 and Helen moved back to McHenry in 1992. Helen was a life member of the American Legion Auxiliary #703 in Fox Lake. Helen is survived by her husband Ray Powroznik, whom she wed on December 3, 1994, her children, Tim (Gina) Friesl, and Vicki (Jim) Miller, her stepson Frank (Debbie) Friesl of Justin, TX, her grandchildren Erica, Gillian, TJ and Krysta Friesl of Kirtland, OH and Lexis Miller of McHenry, her stepgrandchildren Matthew Friesl and Jennifer (Josh) Rice of Texas, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her first husband Frank Friesl. Friends of the family may visit Friday, April 12 2013 from 9:00am until 10:00 am at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030 with a funeral commencing at 10:30am at St. Gilbert Catholic Church, 301 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.
Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Apr. 11, 2013
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