Helen E. Friess – Herald Publications


Helene friess

Helen E. Friess, 77, of Trenton, died on Monday July 12, 2021 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

She was born June 9, 1944 in Highland, daughter of the late Charles and Selma, née Zitzmann, Buehler.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband Donald Potthast, whom she married on July 4, 1964 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton and who died on May 26, 1975; and one son, Christopher Potthast; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jim Friess, Tom Friess, Mary Friess, Norbert and Josie Potthast, Ernest and Ruth Potthast, Quintin and Betty Potthast, Connie and Doyle Reynolds, and Sr Mary Agnes Potthast OFM-Teaching Sisters.

Survivors are her husband Paul Friess of Trenton whom she married on October 15, 1983 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Marydale; children, Amy (Norbert) Stein of Trenton and Brian Potthast of Lebanon; grandchildren, Chelsey Stein of Aviston and Cody (Josh Blain) Stein of Muncie, IN; brother, Charles (Shirley) Buehler of O’Fallon, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Pat) Friess of Chester, Mike Friess of New Baden, Ferdinand (Joan) Potthast of O’Fallon, MO, and Anthony (Ruth ) Potthast of Fenton, MO; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. She loved gardening, hanging out with friends and playing cards, but most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton. Private interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton.

Visitations will be held on Saturday July 17, 2021 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, plants and other gifts, memorials can be made at Western Clinton County Senior Services (WCCSS) or St. Mary’s Catholic Church and will be received at the church or Moss Funeral Home, 105 S. Main, Trenton, IL 62293 which serves the family.

Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family at www.mossfuneralhome.com

Moss Funeral Home
Trenton, Illinois

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