Helen M. Warren

  • Born: September 1, 1925
  • Died: March 18, 2018
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen M. Warren
Helen M. Warren, age 92, of Sterling, died Sunday, March 18, 2018, at Regency Care of Sterling.
Helen was born September 1, 1925, in Mt. Erie the daughter of Bedie and Pearl (Vandaveer) Berg. She was a school teacher in Orchardville and later married Earl Warren on May 22, 1946 in Sterling. He preceded her in death on December 15, 1975. Helen was an avid bowler and enjoyed gardening, playing bingo and going to casinos. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren and her great granddaughter.
Survivors include two sons, Dean Warren and Dale Warren both of Sterling; one daughter, Vickie (Donald) Goshert of Sterling; one brother, Henry "Frank" Berg of Texas; two grandchildren, Collin Goshert of Sterling and Paige Goshert of Chicago; one great granddaughter, Emery Goshert of Surprise, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three brothers, Duey Berg, Carrol Berg and Bud Berg; and two sisters, Irene Berg and Zula Grace Blessing.
A gathering of family and friends will be Friday, March 23, 2018, from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Avenue, Sterling. Memorial services will be Friday at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Pastor Brad Wilson of the First United Methodist Church in Sterling officiating.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to help with Helen's son, Dean's, expenses.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Brian and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Between bowling & family it seems like we have know Helen forever. You would never see her without a smile and hearing a kind word. She was a joy to all who had the pelasure of knowing her. May your pain now soon be replaced by all the loving memories you hold within your hearts.Your in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Lynette Ebersole - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   March 25, 2018

Helen was one of the nicest women I ever knew.She always had a smile and a hug for me.

Posted by Terri Pobanz - Geneseo, IL - Friend   March 23, 2018

Vickie, I am so sorry about your Mom. I have many "Galt" memories of her. I did her hair every week and we would have great conversations. She was a lovely lady and I know she will be missed. God's blessings and comfot for your family.
Sincerely, Julie (carter) Falcon

Posted by Julie Falcon - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 22, 2018

Sincere condolences to Helen's family. I remember many Monday nights bowling with Helen. She was a special lady and everyone loved her. May fond memories help ease our grief. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Posted by Judi Schaefer - Sterling, IL - Friend   March 21, 2018

So sorry to hear about Aunt Helen. Always great memories of her from our few gatherings; and I know Dad loved and cared for her deeply! She will be missed. Sorry we are so far away.

Posted by Pat Berg - Waco, TX - Family   March 20, 2018

My condolences on the passengers no of your Mom Vicky and to your family.
I know how much she'll be missed.
Blessings to you all

Posted by Lori Aylard - Gilroy, CA - Classmate   March 20, 2018


My thoughts and prayers are with you Vickie, and your entire family. Helen was one of the sweetest lady's I've ever known. Cherish the many memories you have of her, as they will help to keep her alive in your hearts forever. With deepest sympathy and friendship,

Posted by Dianne Behrens - Morrison, IL - Family Friend   March 20, 2018

Hi, Dale. I am Connie Wolber Roberts I married Neal Roberts also of Emerson.
I just wanted you to know Neal and I are thinking of you as you go through this time of sadness. I remember your momm well. She was such a sweet lady.. Please tell the family that we are will be thinking of them as well as you. May God grant you rest and peace as you go through this most difficult time.
Sincerely Connnie and Neal Roberts.

Posted by Connie (Wolber) Roberts - Rochelle, IL - Family Friend   March 20, 2018


We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Helen's passing. She was always the fun aunt. We really enjoyed being around her. She will be missed by all.

Posted by Darrell & Kathy Berg - Midlothian, TX - Family   March 19, 2018

Condolences Vickie & Don!
Nothing but fond memories of Helen!

Posted by Eric Friesen - Sterling, IL - Family Friend   March 19, 2018

Helen was our neighbor in Galt and we loved talking with her everytime she was outside - she spoke highly of her family and her grandchildren, and she loved it when our grandchild went over to see her. Helen you will truly be missed in the neighborhood.

Posted by Jackie and Joe Greer - Galt, IL - Friend   March 19, 2018