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Larry Helmers

March 18, 2019
Estherville News

Funeral services for Larry Helmers, 81, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with Pastor Thomas Marth officiating at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Estherville with military rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91. He passed away March 15, 2019, at Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., Monday, March 18, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Home.

Larry J. Helmers, son of John and Alvera (Prust) Helmers, was born Sept. 16, 1937 in Ceylon, Minn. Larry lived with his family in Ringsted, Iowa, until 1950, when they moved to Estherville, where he graduated from high school.

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Larry Helmers

Larry served his country in the United States Air Force from 1956 until 1960 in Cape Cod, Mass.

Larry was united in marriage to Eleanor Gallagher on June 27, 1959, in Massachusetts. They moved to Iowa in 1960 to raise their family.

Larry worked construction all of his life building bridges and pouring cement for many sidewalks and driveways. He built houses in Spencer and built his current home in Estherville.

Larry enjoyed cars, yard work, and going to coffee with his friends.

Larry was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville.

Left to cherish the memory of Larry are his wife, Ellie of Estherville; sons, Randy (Carla) of Estherville, David "Jocko" (Charlotte) of Dallas, Texas and Tracy "Tug" (Nicole) of Estherville; grandchildren, Travis Helmers, Carmen Williams, Jessica Baez, Jenna Edmonds and Josh Crawford; great-grandchildren, Leia Edmonds, Austin and Andrew Williams and brother, Russell (Kathy) of Wichita, Kan.

Those preceding Larry in death are his parents; daughter, Diane Cappy; grandson, Collin Helmers; brother, Darwood and sister, Janice Stade.



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