Dennis Helmers, 1941-2017

Published 1:00 am Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A celebration of life for Dennis Leroy Helmers will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday  at his residence in Hernando, Florida.

Dennis passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at Hospice of Lecanto, Florida. He was 76.

Dennis Helmers

Dennis was born March 30, 1941, in Albert Lea. He was the son of Robert and Helen (Engholm) Helmers. He attended public school in Albert Lea and Hollandale.

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Dennis was united in marriage to Judith Ann Mott on March 17, 1973, in Northwood. They lived in various homes in Minnesota, Iowa, Las Vegas, Alabama,  Florida and most recently in Hernando, Florida.

Dennis was a car/RV salesman and business owner. He had many stories to tell of his life and was full of laughter.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Judith Helmers, of Hernando; children Lowell Helmers of Minneapolis and Bradly Helmers of Mankato; stepchildren Brian Epps of San Diego, California, Lisa Plummer of San Diego and Eric Plummer of Arizona; his grandson, Thomas Freiberg, of Hernando; brother, Bob (Sheila) Helmers, of Austin; and sisters Lorraine Lenz of Albert Lea, Lavonne Betsinger of Austin, Jane Marie Anderson of Springfield, Missouri, Aradine Lawson of Wells, Joyce Keafer of Midlothian, Texas, and Darla Chavez of Duncanville, Texas. There are also numerous nieces and nephews and their children.

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Helen Helmers; brothers Arthur Helmers, Ronald Helmers, Darle Helmers and Gordon Helmers; and his daughter, Holly Helmers, in 2015.