Ellwyn Helmer

Ellwyn Carl Helmer

Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
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Ellwyn “Al” Carl Helmer, age 85, went to eternal peace at Bethel Home in Oshkosh, WI on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 surrounded by family. He was a resident there for almost six months.
He was born at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, WI on August 23, 1934 to Carl and Fern (nee Thornton) Helmer, Al grew up and lived most of his life in Wisconsin in the communities of Theresa, Mayville, Winneconne, and finally Oshkosh. While growing up he worked on many farms in the area. He did live briefly in Witchita, Kansas as an adult. He traveled with his family of six girls to Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, and Colorado, camping throughout along the way.

Al was a skilled carpenter, mechanic, and all-around fixer upper/repairman for his family. He belonged to the local Carpenter’s Union #252 in Oshkosh. He built his own home and was very proud of it. He worked on all kinds of cars and motors. Al collected John Deere toy tractors, matchbox cars, antique clocks (which he repaired), and was a skilled gardener of roses. He taught his daughters many of his skills.

Al is survived by his wife, Carol J. Helmer, of 65 years; sister-in-law, Judy (Guy) Poisson; daughters, Deb (Steve) Jungwirth, Sharon Schrank, Sue (Bob) Green, and Laura Rebeck; son-in-law, Dennis Berndt; grandchildren, Jeremy (Erin) Jungwirth, Amanda (Russ) Bernal, Stacey Jungwirth, Joshua (Mckenzie) Berndt, Ryan (Katie La Combe) Berndt, Danielle Canchola, Stephanie (Greg) Brooks, Robbie Gorschels, Corey (Rachel Davis) Berndt, Linsey Schrank, and Matthew Rebeck; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, JoAnn Grainger, Char (Jeff) Zielieke; brothers, Ben (Virginia W.) Helmer and Norm (Anne) Helmer, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Fern; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ernest and Nelda Glasshoff; brothers, Duwayne, Robert, and Dave Helmer; brother-in-law, Dave Grainger; sister, Judy Clem; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ozzie and Lyla Hanold; Son-in-law, Keith Schrank and Jerry Rebeck.

A celebration of Al’s life will be held at Zion Lutheran Church, 400 N. Sawyer St. Oshkosh, WI on Sunday December 8, 2019 with visitation beginning at 3:00pm and lasting until time of service at 4:00pm.
Memorials may be sent to Zion Lutheran Church.

Special thank you to the staff at Bethel Home in Oshkosh for taking such loving care of our loved one. He celebrated his 85th birthday at Bethel Home with friends, residents, family and staff there.

His daughter Pattie in Heaven was waiting for him and will show him the ropes and take good care of him.

Until we meet again as one big family, love you Dad and say hello to all our friends and family there. We will miss you here but know you are at peace.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
    Zion Lutheran Church
    400 N Sawyer St
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Sunday, December 8th, 2019 4:00pm
    Zion Lutheran Church
    400 N Sawyer St
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54902
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Monday, December 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday, December 9th, 2019 10:00am
    Lake View Memorial Park
    Address Not Available
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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