Obituary of Helen M. Klinker
Helen M. Klinker nee Branson, Blue Island resident since 1961, passed from this life Thursday, March 17, 2022 at the age of 90. Helen was the beloved wife of the late William J. Klinker, who passed away October 21, 2021. She is the loving mother of John Klinker, Jim (Jan) Klinker, Teri (Stephen, Captain C.F.D., Retired) McGinnis and Cathy Klinker. Helen is the cherished grandmother of Matt (Marissa) Klinker, Jack (Brynne) Klinker, Matt (Laura) McGinnis, Molly McGinnis and Stephen McGinnis and the proud great grandmother of Ellie Klinker, Henry Klinker, Emery McGinnis and Maddie McGinnis. She is the dear sister of the late Jean Branson, the late Charles Branson, the late Jim (Donna) Branson, the late Sister Mary Teresa Branson (Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus), the late Jeanette Branson, the late Chris Myers, the late Camille Bledsoe, Connie Rose Branson, Joe (Kathie) Branson and Neil (the late Mary) Branson,cherished sister-in-law of Mike (Carol) Klinker, adored aunt of many nieces and nephews. Helen was a faithful member of St. Walter Church. She was a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society where she formerly served as treasurer. Helen had a lifelong love of animals and has been a supporter of all rescues. But her favorite and one she actively supported was “It’s A Pittie Rescue”. A memorial visitation will be held at St. Walter Church, 11741 S. Western Ave., Chicago, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 9:00 am until the time of Memorial Mass at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations directed to Carmel of St. Louis (www.stlouiscarmel.com), 9150 Clayton Road, St. Louis, Missouri 63124 or It's a Pittie Rescue (www.rescueapittie.org) PO Box 383, Peotone, IL 60468 are greatly appreciated.