Helen May Baczewski

Helen May Baczewski, age 86 of Collinsville, IL, born December 13, 1926 in Madison, IL, passed away at 5:15 am on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Caseyville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Caseyville, IL.

Helen retired from Scott Air Force Base as a secretary after 26 years of service to 7 Weather Wing.  She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the church choir in Collinsville.  She was a member of the Polish American War Veteran Auxiliary.  Helen was with the original Polish folk dancers in Madison, IL.  She enjoyed singing and listening to music.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis John Baczewski, who passed away May 20, 2013; her parents:  Dominac and Antonia nee Mehelic Tutka; three brothers:  Walter, Edward, William Tutka; and a grandson, Michael Tongay.

She is survived by three sons: Stanley (Judy) Baczewski of Collinsville, John (Carol) Baczewski of Carlyle, IL, David (Cara) Baczewski of Moscow Mills, MO; two daughters: Rose Ann (Charlie) Lingua St. Louis, MO, Mary Kay (Paul) Tongay of Caseyville, IL; nine grandchildren:  Jennifer, Michael, Ann, Andy, Sara, Chris, Joe, Nicholas, and Jonathon; six great grandchildren:  Louis, Wyatt, Jack, Jayden, Kylie, and Michael; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.  Prayer service will be 4pm Thursday evening.  There will also be a visitation from 10am until 11am Friday, December 6, 2013 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 207 Vandalia Street, Collinsville, IL.

Funeral mass will be at 11am Friday at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Father John Beveridge celebrant. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Edwardsville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the SS Peter & Paul Church Choir or Unity Hospice.

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