Helen L. Misek (nee Nadherny), 91, of Bennington, Vt., and formerly of North Riverside, died Oct. 3, 2011 in Bennington.

Ms. Misek was a longtime volunteer at the Brookfield Zoo and MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn. She was also a member of former North Riverside Community Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman W. Misek.

Ms. Misek is survived by her children, Thomas (Letty) Misek, Nancy (Ronald) Hayden and Laura (Michael) Blanchard; and her grandchildren, William Misek, Matthew Hayden and Mark Hayden.

A funeral service was held Oct. 10 at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Brookfield Zoo or the Alzheimer’s Association.