LYONS - Helene J. (Van de Erve) Santelli, 92, of Sunset Dr., passed away Sunday (December 16, 2012) at her home.
Friends may call Sunday 1 to 3 at Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons. A memorial service will be held Sunday (December 23) at 7 p.m. at Lyons Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in South Lyons Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials are to Lyons Presbyterian Church, Broad St., Lyons.
Helene was born in Carrington, N.D., Jan. 15, 1920, daughter of Dr. Hubert and Marit Roble Van de Erve. She was Valedictorian of Carrington High School in 1937 and she attended Carelton College in 1941. She received her Masters of Nursing from Frances Payne Bolton school of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio in 1944. She was married to Dr. Arthur Santelli of Lyons in 1944 where they settled and raised seven children. She was an avid golfer, gardener, bridge player and choir member. She was a charter member of Wayne Hills Country Club and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church for 63 years serving as an elder for 5 terms and Clerk of session for one. She was also involved with work at the Lyons Public Library.
Survived by her daughter, Mary (Frank) Perry; sons, John (Jennifer), Robert (Francoise), Paul, Alfred, Frank (Suzanne); nine grandchildren, Michael, Natalie, Jack, Isaac, Jacob, Thomas, Anne, Francesca, Arthur; nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Arthur in 1995; son, Michael in 2009; sisters, Margaret in 2004 and Frances in 2012.