Helene A. James

Helene A. James (nee Stanek), 87, of Brookfield, died Aug. 7, 2023 at her Brookfield home.

Ms. James was born July 1, 1936 in Chicago. She worked as a secretary for a law firm before retiring.

She had a great love of animals and enjoyed traveling, playing poker and watching football and the Kentucky Derby. Helene was a kind and selfless person who had an impact on everyone who knew her. 

Helene had a deep love for her family and friends and always took the time to have meaningful talks with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She shared her wisdom and insight to teach these important life lessons and for that her family will be forever grateful. Helene touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. 

She was the wife of the late Curtis A. James Sr.; the mother of Debra L. (Chris Straka) James, Curtis A. (Efi) James Jr. and the late Sharon L. James; the grandmother of Kelly (Bill Schurman) Andrews, Larry (Robyn) Andrews Jr., John (Rose) Andrews, Christal (Andrew) Beyer, Matthew James, Joanna James; the great grandmother of Breann Andrews, Haley Andrews, Madelyn Andrews, Pearl Beyer, Gabriel Beyer and Avery Andrews; the sister of Gail Stanek Koziel; and a sister-in-law to many.

Services have been held. Interment was at All Saints Polish National Catholic Cemetery, Chicago. 

Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

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