Helen W. Erschen, 93 of Pontiac, IL. died Tuesday July 2, 2013 at 1:55 PM at Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan, IL.;Cremation rites will be accorded and a private family graveside will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Cemetery, rural Pontiac, IL. with Rev, Ray Owens officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorials in Helen’s name may be made to OSF Hospice or Good Samaritan home, Flanagan, IL. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home-Pontiac is handling the arrangements.;Helen was born on November 24, 1919 at Kankakee, IL., a daughter of Tom and Ella Smith. She married James W. Erschen in Kankakee, IL. He preceded her in death in September of 1977. Helen is survived by: one son: Donald (Evelyn) Erschen of Pontiac, IL. and one daughter: Sandra Huege of Pontiac, IL. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by one son: Ray Erschen.;Helen was educated in Kankakee schools and had worked at Pontiac Chair Factory. Helen attended the First United Methodist Church in Pontiac.