Mary Helen Drucker
Aug 12, 1938 – Jul 31, 2022
Mary Helen Drucker (nee Klinge), age 83, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 31, 2022, at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI.
She was born on August 12, 1938, in Evanston, IL, to Ralph and Mildred Klinge. Mary Helen attended St Joseph Grade School in Wilmette, IL, Marywood High School in Evanston, IL, and graduated from St Louis University as an English major. On July 29, 1967, she married Robert Drucker in Wilmette, IL, and raised their six children in Freeport, IL. She was passionate about her family – always loving and accepting.
Mary Helen loved to travel and was most passionate about her faith. She founded a Perpetual Adoration group and served as a lay minister, volunteer chaplain, and hospice worker, comforting others on their journey to heaven. Mary Helen was a brilliant writer. She edited scientific journals, wrote newsletters, moderated spiritual discussion blogs, and published poetry and essays. She advocated for what she believed in.
She sponsored a girls’ little league team at a time when sports were not for girls. She was strong, kind, and an inspiration to all.
Mary Helen is survived by her husband, Robert J. Drucker of Stoughton WI; daughter, Michelle Drucker Williams (Steve) of Viroqua, WI, and children, Maddy (Carl), Taiga, Lucy, and Gia; and sons, Sean (Katie) and children Gabrielle and Gavin, Alex (Mary) and children Chelsea and James, Stephen (Griselda) and daughter Meghan, and Patrick, all of Madison, WI, and Robert of Freeport, IL; and a brother, Bill Klinge of Wilmette, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents Ralph and Mildred Klinge. Visitation Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 11:00 am followed by a funeral Mass at 11:30 am at Saint Joseph and Francis Xavier Church, 1747 Lake Ave, Wilmette, IL. Interment at St Joseph Cemetery, Wilmette, and a luncheon to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local Perpetual Adoration or Hospice Care. Info: donnellanfuneral.com or 847-675-1990.
Published by Madison.com on Aug. 4, 2022.
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