We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney
Helen June Stanger, age 103, of Woodstock passed away peacefully on Friday, July 1st, 2022 in Woodstock, Illinois.
She was born June 13th, 1919, in Woodstock to Earl Giles and Elta (Schroeder) Giles. She married Edward R. Stanger on December 3rd, 1938, in Dubuque Iowa.
Helen attended a one room country schoolhouse in Shabonna, IL and finished her education in Woodstock. She worked at a Woodstock Retail/Record store for 25 plus years. She was a music lover, playing favorite songs for the younger generation who frequented the store. She was a supervisor at Elco-Hillcrest Manufacturing of Woodstock where she then retired in 1984. Helen was a Sunday school teacher and in later years a volunteer at Grace Lutheran Church of Woodstock. Helen was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and overjoyed to see them win the World Series in 2016. She was sent a 100th birthday card signed from the Chicago Cubs team which was a treasured gift.
Helen was happily married to Edward Stanger for over 67 years. They made their home in Woodstock Illinois where they raised their two children and in 1983 bought their lake home in Fox Lake, Wisconsin. They spent many summers enjoying sunsets from their porch as did family and friends for many years. Their lake home was their pride and joy as it served as the place of many anniversary, birthday, and holiday celebrations.
Helen is survived by her daughter, Shirley J. (Stanger) Banker of Woodstock and Son, Larry (Sharon) Stanger of Woodstock; grandchildren Marggie Banker, Ellyn (Rick) Knox; Brian Stanger; great grandchildren Sydney Mueller; Jordyn and Ethan Knox, Liam Stanger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Kenneth Giles, her sister Earline Axelson, her husband Ed and her great grandson Quinn Mueller.
Donations in her honor can be made to Home of The Sparrow, Inc.
The visitation will be held on Wednesday July 6, 2022 from 11:00 am until the 12:00 pm Service at the Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral Home, 1211 N. Seminary Avenue, Woodstock. Interment will follow at McHenry County Memorial Park Cemetery in Woodstock.
Home of the Sparrow
120 E. Calhoun Street, Woodstock IL 60098