Helen E. SiebenSIEBEN

Helen E. Sieben was born August 4, 1941, in Chicago, the only child of Joseph and Catherine Sieben.

Helen attended St. Scholastica High School in Chicago.  She graduated from Mundelein College in 1966 with a BS in Mathematics and received her MS in Mathematics from Northwestern University in 1970.

Helen was a member of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago from 1961 to 1999. Early in her career Helen taught at St. Symphorosa and Queen of All Saints elementary schools.  She taught Mathematics and Physics at St. Scholastica High School in Chicago for 6 years.  Helen spent the next 6 years at St Scholastica Academy in Canon City, CO, where she taught Mathematics, Physics, Theology and Music Appreciation.  She was musician for the school musicals and student liturgical choir. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Helen was also the Treasurer and Business Manager for the school.  Upon returning to Chicago, Helen took over as Treasurer and Business Manager for St. Scholastica High School and as Treasurer of the Benedictine Sisters of Chicago. During this time, she also worked with Christian Brothers Investment Services.  Helen retired in 2004, from Providence-St. Mel School, as Business Manager.

Helen enjoyed traveling, classical music and delighted in her large Santa Claus collection.   In retirement, she volunteered with Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly in Chicago.

Helen peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023.  She is survived by numerous cousins and friends.
Services will be held at St. Juliana Church. 7201 N. Oketo Ave, (At Touhy) Chicago, IL on Friday, September 22, 2023.  Family and friends may gather at the church at 9:30am. A Funeral Mass to follow at 10:00am.  Interment at All Saints Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s name to Little Sisters of the Poor, 2325 N Lakewood, Chicago, IL 60614 or Rainbow Ark Hospice, 1550 Bishop Ct. Mt. Prospect, IL 60056.