Helen Ettenson

January 4, 1917December 30, 2012

Helen Ettenson, nee Erzberger, age 95, beloved wife of the late John Leahy and the late Kenneth Ettenson; loving aunt of Ronald (Mary Ellen) Durbin, Jerry Martin, Jay Erzberger, Charleen (John) Carlotto, LoAnne Erickson, Shirley (John) Mahoney, Jan (Craig) Dovel and John (Diana) Crabbe and the late Kent Erickson, Kenneth Durbin and Jean Crabbe; fond grand aunt of many. Formerly of Bridgeport and Glen Ellyn, IL and Sun City, AZ. Memorial Visitation Saturday 10:00 am until time of Memorial Service 11:00 pm at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 5015 Lincoln Ave., Lisle (on Rt. 53, ½ mile south of Ogden Ave. / Rt.34). In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Daybreak of Lisle, 1910 Maple Ave., Lisle, IL 60532. For additional information, call the funeral home at 630-964-9392.


  • Memorial Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

Helen Ettenson

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Lynn Hamilton

January 22, 2013

One of my very favorite great aunts who I shared a love of family history with and visited her and Ken in their Arizona home for two vacations. She will always be greatly missed and loved.

John Crabb

January 3, 2013

Aunt Helen was my God Mother and as a child I referred to her as my "Fairy God Mother". She is now my Guardian Angel as well.

Ron and Mary Ellen Durbin

January 1, 2013

Ron and I were so honored and privileged to be close to Helen, and to care for her in the last five years, since her beloved husband, Ken died. Helen was 5 days short of her 96th birthday, and was eager to celebrate her birthday party. Instead God called her home. She died very peacefully, and now is home with the Lord. May she rest in peace, and may her memory always be a blessing to those who knew and loved her. Ron and Mary Ellen Durbin