Helen Johnston (nee Bjekich), age 77, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Silver Cross Hospital.
Survived by her beloved husband of 62 years, Dorn R. Johnston, Jr., loving mother of six children: Russell (Susan) Johnston of Goodyear, AZ, Lynn (Joseph, Jr.) Enich of Mt. Home, AR, Martha (William) Seemann, Ronald (Kathy) Johnston, Edythe (Robert) Miller, all of Joliet, and Dorn R. Johnston, III of Gardner. She is also survived by a sister, Martha (late Edward) Brish, a brother, Marco (late Lorraine) Bjekich, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Helen was the dearest grandmother of Yvonne (Philip) Young, Russell Johnston, Jr., Joseph Enich, III, Jolyn (Randall) Spencer, triplets Stephanie, William, Jr. (Jennifer), and Anthony Seemann, Ronald Johnston, Jr., Phillip (Jammie) Johnston, Amee (Rich) Tafoya, Nicholas and John Miller, and 15 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by her parents, Mile "Michael" and Marija "Mary" Bjekich (nee Takochuk); two step-brothers, George and Alexander (late Edna) Tesla, a step-sister, Jovanka "Genevive" Tesla, and her in-laws, Dorn and Edythe (nee Anderson) Johnston.
Member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church and the Circle of Serbian Sisters.
Memorial in her memory to St. George Serbian Orthodox Church would be appreciated.
Helen's family will greet relatives and friends at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 305 S. Midland Avenue, Joliet, on Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 AM until time of service at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Joliet. There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
The Guest Book is expired.
Published in Herald News from Oct. 29 to Oct. 30, 2010