Donald C. Helmreich

August 9th

Donald C. Helmreich, 78, of Columbia City passed away Sunday, August 8, 2010 at Kosciusko Community Hospital.  He was born October 23, 1931 in Chicago, IL to Felix & Laura (Gross) Helmreich.  On June 16, 1956, in Oak Park, IL he married Ruth Romoser who survives.  Don was a US Army Veteran.  He retired Tyler Machinery in Warsaw, IN from marketing and sales.  He was a member of the Shepherd by the Lakes Lutheran Church in Syracuse.  Don is survived by his wife Ruth of Columbia City, 1 Son Jeff (Rhonda) Helmreich of Plano, TX.  4 Daughters – Ellen (Randy) Pett of Saginaw, MI, Jean (John) Emenhiser of Columbia City, Claire (Carl) Fickenscher of Fort Wayne, Katherine (Rich) Tursic of Union, KY.  18 Grandchildren.  1 Brother – Robert Helmreich of Fort Collins, CO.  Calling will be Friday, August 13, 2010 at 12:30 PM at the Shepherd by the Lakes Lutheran Church.  Services will be Friday at 1:30 at the Church with Pastor Jerry Winegarden officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to the   Shepherd by the Lakes Lutheran Church – 7449 E 1000 N, Syracuse, IN  46567

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