Robert A. Helebrandt

Robert A. Helebrandt, 92, of Stickney and formerly of North Riverside, died Jan. 7, 2023. 

Mr. Helebrandt was born July 11, 1930 in North Riverside. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was the proud recipient of the Army Occupation Medal (Japan), Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal with five Bronze (C) Stars, Distinguished Unit Emblem, Presidential Unit Citation (ROK), Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the United Nations Medal. 

He was a carpenter/plasterer in the construction business and was a member of the American Legion Stickney Post 687 and Carpenters Local Union 1889. 

Mr. Helebrandt was the husband of Doris Helebrandt (nee Kasper); the father of Susan (Martin) Retzer and Kay Nelson; the grandfather of Robert (Christine) Retzer, Michael (Elizabeth) Retzer, Adam Nelson and Amy Nelson; the great grandfather of Megan Retzer and Abigail Retzer; the brother of the late Vlasta Svoboda; and the uncle of Linda (James) Malone, Robert (Phyllis) Svoboda, Nancy (James) Berard.

Visitation is Friday, Jan. 13 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside. Interment with military honors is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park. 

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Memorial donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.