In politics Helen Schmid helped the election of Chuck Percy as the
Campaign Chairman for DuPage County. She was also active in the campaigns of
Governor Ogilvie, Harris Fawell’s successful State Senate run, and several other
candidates in DuPage county and Milton Township.
Helen Schmid built an admirable reputation of community service and
consumer advocacy. She served on DuPage county Boy Scout board and as county
co-chair of the Illinois Sesquicentennial committee. She was active in the League
of Women Voters, president of the Family Service League, vice president of DuPage
Memorial Hospital Guild, a director of the Illinois Public Airport Association, and
headed her own public relations firm. Helen retired in 1987.
Prior moving to Glen Ellyn with her family in 1957, Helen and family resided in New
Jersey were she served as associate editor for the old Curtis Publications in New York
(publishers of the Ladies Home Journal and the old Saturday Evening
Post). She also wrote short fiction stories for children.
Despite her busy life, Helen was a devoted and very supportive wife and
mother. We her children have lost a dear light of our lives.
A memorial service for family and friends will be held at 10 AM June15 in Glen
Ellyn at the Leonard Memorial Home, 565 Duane St. Instead of flowers, donations may be
sent in her name to the American Cancer Society. Internment will be a private
Helen's Memorial Service
Helen's Newspaper Stories
Helen Schmid in Loving Memory
Donations may be sent in her name to the
American Cancer Society.
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