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Gerald J. Helfrich Obituary


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“I was extremely shocked and saddened to hear news of Jerry's passing. I began my friendship with him many years ago as a GMAC representative and...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Doug Doser - Wildwood, MO

“Gerry was a great neighbor. He always seemed very happy and content and very committed to family. He was a great example for the rest of us. Our...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Pruett Family - Wildwood, MO

“Terry, Kim, Chris and Katie, I was so sorry about the loss of your dad. I hope happy memories will help you heal from this loss. Ryan and I send...Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Gloria Pettijohn - Eureka, MO

“I dont even know where to start. I have worked with Jerry for several years at Dierbergs. I can't even begin to explain how much we all miss him....Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Ronda and Mike Drury - Wildwood, MO

“To the Helfrich family, I will continue to pray for all of you the coming days, weeks, and years. Jerry is a lucky person to have all of you. I hope...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Jesse Marts - MO

“Thanks to Jerry for getting us various lettering-jobs (signs) down through the years, at Don Essen's, and at Frank Bommarito's. And for the fair...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Howard & Alma Weilmuenster - MO

“Terrie,Kim,Chris & Katie, I was shocked to hear about your father and want you to know how proud he was of each of you. Jerry was a terrific man...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Rex Hermsmeyer - Chesterfield, MO

“Jerry,i,m going to miss your energy and enthusiasm at the annual Bob Bettlach superbowl party.Working with you was a pleasure. God Bless Matt...Read More »
8 of 40 | Posted by: Matt Williams - Ofallon, MO

“Kim, Jim, Sidney, Tyler & Tanner Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Remember the good times and the memories with...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Crain Family (Fran, Dan & Allie) - MO

“Sorry that I could not be there, I am on vacation in Florida. Please have little Nick call me if possible. I'm deeply saddened and sorry for your...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Kathleen Whitrock - St. Peters, MO

“Friends of Kim .. know she loved you alot and had many great memories that she will hold forever in her heart. ”
11 of 40 | Posted by: Sue Baker - St, Charles, MO

“I had the pleasure of working with Jerry for several years. My memories of Jerry will be of his zest for life and his love of family. He was truly...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Sue Morris - GMAC - Saint Charles, MO

“Helfrich Family, I was saddened to hear about Jerry. He was a friend of the family's for many, many years.I played softball a couple of years ago...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Daughter of Gene Mueller (Jan Brown) - MO

“Jerry was a great co-worker. He will be missed--our deepest sympathy to his family. ”
14 of 40 | Posted by: Bob and Kathy Seymour - Grover, MO

“Helfrich Family I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my GREAT friend Jerry. He was a sweet man who LOVED his entire family,...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Larry Hogland - Ellisville, MO

“Jerry always had a smile and a story to tell. I worked with him at Hogland Chevrolet 1993-94. Sally & I would see Jerry at Dierbergs on Manchester. I...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: John R. Cline - catawissa, MO

“When I think of Jerry, I will always remember a very high energy guy with a quick wit, great sense of humor and charming smile. ”
17 of 40 | Posted by: The Kroc Family: Tom, Cyndi (Hampton) and Joshua - MO

“We used to live in Indian Tree sub. also talked to him at Hoagland dealership in Pacific. We always enjoyed talking to Jerry - he always had a great...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: tom & virginia withrow - wildwood, MO

“jerry lived every day to its fullest; He loved ALL his family, and he was the happiest since he "retired" being with Nick and playing his beloved...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Marion Johnson - Augusta, MO

“MY SINCERE SYMPATHY TO THE HELFRICH FAMILY. JERRY WAS ALWAYS SUCH A FRIENDLY GUY AT DIERBERGS WHERE I DO MY SHOPPING. HE SHARED MANY SPECIAL STORIES...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: kevin ann sherwin - wildwood, MO

“Our condolences to the Helfrich Family. Jerry was a great neighbor in Cherry Hill and remained a good friend.He will be greatly missed by both of us. ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Charlie and Betty Dickman - MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Bob Franey - St Louis, MO

“Jerrys family - Im David Timmermann and my daughter Paeten and i are very sad. Jerry was a great friend and we're at a loss of words to say how much...Read More »
23 of 40 | Posted by: David Timmermann - Wildwood, MO

“Our prayer and sympathy are with Jerry's family. We will remember his energy and optimism, as well as his obvious pride and joy in being a...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Jean and Ellen Deschatres - MO

“We send our condolences to your entire family, especially our buddy, Nick. We will remember Jerry as a good neighbor and a wonderful Grandpa. Mary...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Mary Pellowski and David Nassar - MO

“Pat and I offer our deepest sympathy to Jerry's family on the loss of their loved one. He will always be remembered for his energy, goodwill and...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: Don Essen - Ballwin,, MO

“Terrie,Kim,Chris & Katie So sorry to hear about your Dad, we thought he was a great father. Our love and prayers are with you at this time, we love...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: David Shelby - Summerfield, FL

“Terrie,Kim,Chris,and Katie I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I have only fond memories of him when we lived in Cherry Hill we had some great times...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Debby Hancock(Shelby) - Algonquin, IL

“We will miss him dearly. He was a great guy and a friend. Our deepest sympathys and prayers go out to all his family. From the Pacific License...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Bonnie /Christina,Theresa - MO

“Terrie and Rich, I was saddened to hear this news. The few times I met your Dad at the kids' games, he was always very cordial, and always made me...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: John Stauder - Fenton, MO

“My prayers are with your family. Jerry helped with the purchase of a truck for our youngest son, Nick. Looked forward to talking to him. He will...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Jo Knipe - Pacific, MO

“Dear Terrie, Kim, Chris, and Katie, You and all of your family are in my family's thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear about your loss and...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Sallie (Ferguson) Bauer - MO

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Im so sorry for your loss. ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: Laura Benchie - St Charles, MO

“Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
34 of 40 | Posted by: Teresa Iadevito - St. Louis, MO

“Amber, Nick and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. He will definitely be missed. Nick keep his...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Allison Verde-Haum - Wildwood, MO

“Dear Nick, I am so sorry to hear of your grandfather's passing. You have many of his special qualities. One of those is how friendly you are to...Read More »
36 of 40 | Posted by: Barbara Morris - Wildwood, MO

“Deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you. He will be missed by all. ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Bonnie Hoffman - Pacific, MO

“Just want to give you & your family our deepest & sincerest sympathies in the loss of your Dad. Remember the good times. You're in our thoughs &...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Mike, Cheryl & Tyler DeBrecht - MO

“We are deeply sorry about your father's passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. He will be missed greatly. ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: Ryan & Heidi Williams - Wildwood, MO

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: Gan Family (Shirley, Barry, John & Jennifer ) - MO


Helfrich, Gerald J. "Jerry", baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection, Wednesday, March 18, 2009.

Beloved husband of Darla Helfrich (nee DeGonia). Dear father of Terrie (Paul Schindler) Murphy, Kim (Jim) King, Chris (Mary) Helfrich of Cincinnati, OH and Katie (Mark) Dolitsky; step-father of Crystal (Gary) Lauders and Amber White; grandfather of Nick, Shaun, Sara, Sidney, Tyler, Tanner, Isabel, Benjamin, Payton, Emily and Drew; brother of Richard (Janet) Helfrich. Dear brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and friend.

Services: Funeral from the SCHRADER Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway, Ballwin, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to St. Alban Roe Catholic Church, Wildwood, for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. If desired, contributions may be made to Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, 158 Lindwood Plaza, Suite 220, Fort Lee, NJ 07024. Visitation Friday 4-8 p.m.

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