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Michael A. Helfrich

December 26, 1957 - July 17, 2011
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Michael "Mick" A. Helfrich, 53 of Dupo, Ill., born Dec. 26, 1957 in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Touchette Regional Hospital, Centerville, Ill. Mr. Helfrich served in the United States Marines. He was employed at Tracy Exports in Cahokia, Ill., as a yardman. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He always made time to spend with his grandchildren and his dogs. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking with his brother-in-laws. Michael enjoyed listening to music and playing cards. Mr. Helfrich was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and...
Michael "Mick" A. Helfrich, 53 of Dupo, Ill., born Dec. 26, 1957 in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Touchette Regional Hospital, Centerville, Ill.
Mr. Helfrich served in the United States Marines. He was employed at Tracy Exports in Cahokia, Ill., as a yardman. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He always made time to spend with his grandchildren and his dogs. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking with his brother-in-laws. Michael enjoyed listening to music and playing cards.
Mr. Helfrich was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lilly Helfrich, nee Elliott; and brother, Robert Helfrich.
Surviving are his wife, Vicky Helfrich, nee McDaniel; children, Josh Helfrich, Jason Helfrich, Brittany Helfrich, Chad Herrington and friend Cassie, and Todd (Stacie Trzinski) Herrington; grandchildren, Alex Michael Helfrich, Andrew David Helfrich; Kaden Chance Herrington, and Keira Bernice Herrington; brothers and sisters, Steven (Pat Droit) Helfrich, Cindy (Mauro) Galati, David (Charlene) Helfrich, and Mari-Jo (Jimmy) Byrd; brother-in-laws, Jeff (Debbie) Haggard, and Steve (Cindy) Crowl; and many other family members and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral Service: Memorial Services will be held 7 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home with Rev. Charles West. Interment will follow services at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill.
Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.

"Our deepest sympathy to the family. We are saddened to hear of Mick's passing. Love to All. Bonnie (Helfrich) and Mike McCain" Bonnie McCain (Freeburg, IL)

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