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Helen Veronda

November 2, 1927 — March 7, 2021

Helen Veronda

Helen M. Veronda

Age 93 of Coal City, passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday evening, March 7, 2021.

Born November 2, 1927 in Braidwood, Illinois, Helen Marie was a daughter of Joseph and Anna K. (Voboril) Kaiser. She was raised in Braidwood and graduated from Reed Custer High School with the Class of 1945. On December 2, 1950, Helen married Anton Veronda in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Braidwood.

One who always remained focused on family, Helen’s primary role was that of a dedicated wife, mother, and in later years much to her love, a grandmother and great grandmother. She worked for the family business, Veronda Plumbing in Coal City until the passing of Anton in 1988, and also held employment with L&J Fashions in Coal City.

Helen was an active member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Coal City, where she belonged to The Martha’s and enjoyed working on the annual MardiGras fundraiser throughout the years. She was a member of the Coal City Area Club, and the family was a founding member of the Miners Area #1 Club.

Helen was an absolute avid Chicago Cubs fan, and also enjoyed dancing on Sunday evenings at the Croatian Club in Crest Hill up until recent years.

Gone from our sight, Helen will be remembered as a true woman of class and grace, who cherished her home and her family. She leaves behind a priceless collection of memories to all those who knew and loved her.

Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law: Joseph E. and Deb Veronda of Coal City and Jeffrey A. and Elizabeth Veronda of Carbon Hill; four grandchildren: Jeff (Maggi) Veronda of Morris, Kyle (Christina) Veronda of Mazon, April (Colton) Wiegand of Diamond and Tony (Alyssa) Veronda of Marseilles; great grandchildren: Colby DeGrush, Brentley Veronda, Eliana Wiegand, Aiden Wiegand, Mackenzie Veronda, Easton Wiegand and Hunter Veronda; one sister, Marilyn Bueschel of Coal City and numerous nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Anton in 1988 and three brothers: Ed (Rosella) Koca, Frank (Adeline) Koca and George (Lenore) Koca.

The family will receive friends for a COVID observant walk through visitation at Reeves Funeral Home, 75 North Broadway (one block north of Illinois route 113) in Coal City on Saturday, March 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. Deacon William Dunn from Assumption Parish in Coal City will preside.

Those wishing to participate in the funeral services virtually, are welcome to join the live-streamed services beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, March 13, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. A link for the event is available on Helen’s memorial page.

Burial will follow in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, where Helen will be laid to rest with her late husband, Anton. Pallbearers will be: Joe Veronda, Jeff Veronda, Jeff Veronda, Jr., Kyle Veronda, April Wiegand, Tony Veronda, Ed Koca and Brad Bueschel; Honorary pallbearers will be: Colby DeGrush, Brentley Veronda, Eliana Wiegand, Aiden Wiegand, Mackenzie Veronda, Easton Wiegand and Hunter Veronda.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Helen’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Joliet Area Community Hospice or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Helen’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. ( 815/634-2125 )

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Helen Veronda, please visit our flower store.


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