Paul Adrian Helmlinger, 91, of Botkins, passed away at 1:25 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. He was born in Shelby County, Ohio to the late Adam Ernest and Anna Louise (Ambos) Helmlinger. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law Esta E. (Alexander) Gies; his brother and sister-in-law Kirby A. (Bonnie) Helmlinger; and a nephew Paul F. “Fritz” Gies.
He is survived by his nieces and nephews Keith (Barb) Helmlinger, Barbara Helmlinger, Beverly Helmlinger and Becky (Jim) Green; great nieces and nephews Paula (David) Applegate, Darcy (Gary) Schmerge, Andrea (Jim) Kirtley, Danielle Green, Megan Green and Katie Helmlinger; a step-great niece Shelly Green; a great-great niece Olivia Welly; a great-great nephew Zach Welly; a special cousin Susie Maxwell; and numerous additional cousins. The family would also like to acknowledge the Wapak Manor staff for the exceptional care they provided to Paul.
Paul was a farmer and lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Montra. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, an avid Ohio State and Cincinnati Reds fan, and enjoyed woodworking and playing Rummikub with the residents at the Wapak Manor over the past four years. He was especially grateful for his many friends and the cherished memories that were created as a result of those friendships.
Pastor Shannon Vogelezang will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at the Emanuel Lutheran Church in Montra. Visitation will be on Wednesday, Feb. 12 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center and at the church one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will be in Emmanuel Cemetery in Montra.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emanuel Lutheran Church, 17714 Montra Road, Jackson Center, Ohio 45334.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.