age 89, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 at his home. He was born February 23, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Helen (nee Grass) and George Helenschmidt.
He is survived by his wife Winona (nee Bert) Helenschmidt; daughter Vicki Mees of St. Louis; sons Ken (Kay) Helenschmidt of Festus, and Rick (Martha) Helenschmidt of DeSoto, Missouri; sister Joann (Paul) Williams of Bismarck, Missouri; grandchildren Kimberly Schultheis, Andrew Helenschmidt, Sarah Brenker, and Shauna Gore, and great-grandchildren Ryan, Kyle, Andrea, Landon, Addison, and Daylen.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by brothers Dale (the late Della) Helenschmidt, Kenneth Helenschmidt, and Earl Helenschmidt; sister Charlotte (the late Bernard) Horn; and grandchildren Leslie Helenschmidt, and Garrett Dickerson.
He was an Air Force veteran; retired foreman from St. Joe Lead Company in Herculaneum, Missouri; an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and fisherman; and loved the opportunity to winter on South Padre Island, Texas.
Visitation from 2:00 P.M. until the time of funeral service at 6:00 P.M. Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Vinyard Hillcrest Funeral Home in Pevely, officiated by Deacon Jerry Stoverink of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City, Missouri. Interment at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Crystal City. Memorials in his memory are preferred to St. Jude Children's Hospital.