Lois Helfrich Hellmers
Lois Helfrich Hellmers
  • August 8, 1929 - September 6, 2017
  • Metairie, Louisiana

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Lois Helfrich Hellmers died on Tuesday, September 6th in Metairie, Louisiana at the age of 88. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald J. Hellmers Sr.; parents, Lois F. Helfrich and Rev. Louis J. Helfrich; brother, George Helfrich. She was very active in her church, St. Paul Lutheran, where she was a member of the choir and belonged to various women’s organizations. Lois was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She is survived by her children, Donald J. Hellmers Jr., Darlene H. Percy (William), and Marlene H. Kleinschmidt (Dean); grandchildren, Taryn P. Terrell (Jonathan), Mellanie M. Hellmers, Mary P. Degruise (Trent), Brian D. Hellmers, Kevin A. Hellmers, Rhett L. Kleinschmidt (Kayna), Morgan L. Kleinschmidt, and Taylor D. Hellmers; step grandson, Bryan Buck; great grandchildren, Katelyn J. Terrell, Maegan G. Terrell, Makena J. Terrell, Olivia M. Bilello, Conner J. Bilello, Mary-Grace Bilello, Jacob E. Terrell, and Conway R. Kleinschmidt; sister-in-law, Patricia Helfrich. Lois is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an extraordinary woman and will be deeply missed. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2624 Burgundy Street, New Orleans, LA 70117.