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Helen F. Dyjeski

Helen F. Dyjeski, nee Katopka age 89, of Troy, IL, formerly of East St. Louis, IL, born, November 27, 1932, in East St. Louis, IL, died on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Anderson Hospital, Maryville, IL. Helen enjoyed spending time with her family and cooking polish food for them. She loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals with her sons, taking care of her pet birds and decorating her home for the holidays. She was preceded in death by her husband, Stanley J. Dyjeski, Sr; her parents, Walenty and Julia Kotapka-Gonstal; and a brother, Alex Kotapka.

Helen is survived by her 2 sons, Eugene R. Dyjeski of Troy, IL and Stanley J. Dyjeski, Jr., of Troy, IL; a sister-in-law, Irene Kotapka and Amelia Gonstal-Edler 3 stepbrothers, Julius Gonstal, Ted (Eunice) Gonstal and John (Evelyn) Gonstal; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.Memorials may be made to the St. Adalbert Cemetery Fund or to P.A.W.V.Condolences may be expressed online to the family at will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Fairview Heights, IL with Father Stan Konieczny officiating. Interment will be held at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


When I must leave you

For a little while-

Please do not grieve

And shed wild tears

And hug your sorrow to you

Through the years,


But start out bravely

With a gallant smile;

And for my sake

And for my name

Live on and do

All things the same,


Feed not your loneliness

On empty days,

But fill each waking hour

In useful ways,


Reach out your hand

In comfort and in cheer

And I in turn will comfort you

And hold you near;


And never, never

Be afraid to die

For I am waiting for you in the sky!

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