Obituaries

Helen M. Piker

October 19, 1920 - November 29, 2019

Helen M. Piker, 99, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at her residence at Asbury Gardens in North Aurora, IL.  Helen was born on October 19, 1920 in Chicago, IL. the daughter of Kazimer and Kazimera (nee. Wasielewski) Widmont.  She was united in marriage to Gilbert F. Piker Sr. on December 14, 1941.

Helen is survived by her three sons, Gilbert (Barbara) Piker Jr. of Westmont, IL; Tim Parker of Batavia, IL. Paul (Sheri) Piker of Las Vegas, NV. Seven  grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her loving husband Gilbert F. Piker Sr.; her daughter, Judith A. Kinsey; and her son, Richard D. Piker.

Helen was a homemaker and mother of five; active in Garden Club, League of Women Voters, & Women’s Club in Batavia, while raising her children. She was an exceptional cook and seamstress and loved her family, travel, going to the casino and following her favorite team the Chicago Bulls. She was a feisty, strong woman, who was active until the age of ninety six, when she became disabled.

A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 6, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 6, 2019 with prayers at the funeral home.  Mass will follow at 11:30 A.M. at Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, IL. 60510.  Interment will be held at River Hills Memorial Park in Batavia, IL.

Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be made to, Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 Main St., Batavia, Il. 60510.

For additional information please contact, Moss Family Funeral Home at (630) 879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Anne Purpura I enjoyed driving Helen to do her errands. She had a great sense of humor. What a wonderfully long life she had.
  • Herman & Kathy Kussro We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother. May she rest in eternal peace. Herman &Kathy
  • Nicole Piker I’ll never forget the stories she told while we were at the house in Batavia, she told me how she would chase my dad (Paul) around in circles when he was a little kid, up the stairs down the stairs up the stairs down the stairs in a big circle until she caught him. She said what she meant and meant what she said and there was no sugar coating it. She is going to be forever missed. Helen, Pauly loved you so much he has you on his mantel in his bedroom! Rest easy all my love Nicole and the kids
  • Helen Schafer Our deepest condolences to Gil, Barb, Vince, and Nick on the loss of a mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Helen made me laugh at her fearless comments, and hold on for my life as she drove me around Batavia once. A long life well done, and a faithful servant of God. May her memory be eternal. Helen Schafer
  • Sheri-lee Piker Helen was such a loving mother to my husband Paul. On our visit to Chicago, I will never forget Helen and my daughter Nicole sitting on the couch together as Helen went through a photo album telling stories to Nicole about Bobby Timmy and Paul and Nicole laughing till her tummy hurt! Helen was certainly a straight shooter and definitely told it like it was! Much love, hugs and kisses, Sheri
  • Vince Schaefer One of the strongest women ever. Her laugh and her sayings were legendary. Thank you for the memories and jars of pennies. Love Vinnie