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Helen M Jokerst

Helen M Jokerst, 90 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Saturday, January 6, 2024 at her home in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

She was born December 30, 1933 in Ste Genevieve, MO and was married to Victor Jokerst on August 27, 1955.

She is survived by Four Sons, Daniel (Gaylene) Jokerst, Gerald (Gail) Jokerst, Richard (Joyce) Jokerst all of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Randy (Carla) Jokerst of Fenton, MO; Daughter, Sharon (Daniel) Giesler of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Two Brothers, Clinton (Delores) Baechle of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Robert Baechle of Bloomsdale, MO; Four Sisters, Reva (August) Grein of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Mary Ann (Gerald) Wilson of Sainte Genevieve, MO, Norma (Jim) Martine of AR, Linda (Friend Bruce Bova) Rector of Sainte Genevieve, MO; Sisters-in-law, Vera Baechle, Margie Baechle, Earlyn Wehner and Bernice Bauman; Brothers-in-law, Jonas Jokerst and Leonard Naeger; 14 Grandchildren, Numerous Great-Grandchildren.

 She was preceded in death  by Father, William Baechle; Mother, Elvina (Hoog) Baechle; Husband, Victor Jokerst; Two Brothers, Alvin Baechle, Raymond “Pete” Baechle; Two Sisters, Leanna Naeger, Doris (Adrian) Bauman; ; Grandson, Justin Jokerst and John “Honsey” Fischer; Great-Grandchildren, June Jokerst, Trey Fischer and Amos Werner.

Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Sainte Genevieve, MO on Sunday, January 14, 2024 from 4:00 pm till 8:00 pm and Monday, January 15, 2024 from 11:00 am till 12:45 pm.

Service will be at Church of Ste. Genevieve on Monday, January 15, 2024 at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Valle Spring Cemetery in Sainte Genevieve, MO.

Memorials can be made to National Home For Children or VFW auxiliary cancer grant.

Helen was a member of VFW Auxiliary, SGCMH Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Sodality of Mary and Church of Ste Genevieve.

She was the rock of our family, an avid quilter and unforgettable babysitter known as “Grandma Helen”. The matriarch that set the most inspirational example of how to live life. The love and kindness that she spread through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and all the children she cared for throughout her career will live on for years to come. We can only hope there is plenty of dancing, pitch, liver dumplings and homemade noodle soup in Heaven.

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