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William Henry Helrigel Albion William Henry Helrigel, formerly of Albion, age 92, died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Life Care of Red Bank, TN. He was born July 23, 1920 in Kalamazoo, MI to the late William H. and Alta Mae (Bell) Helrigel. He was also preceded in death by his wife Isabel (Nixon) Helrigel. He lived in Albion, MI until 1982, then in Hendersonville, NC, until 2001 before moving to Signal Mountain in 2001. Bill served his country in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during WWII. He attended Albion College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He was a retired funeral director and embalmer and a past owner of several funeral homes in the Albion area. He is survived by his son Gary (Christine) Helrigel of Signal Mountain, two daughters Gina (William) Frazier of St. Louis, MO and Cathryn (Sherman) Pierce of Birchwood, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, Marshall. A graveside funeral service will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Riverside Cemetery in Albion, MI. Memorials are to the Signal Crest Methodist Church. To leave a personal message and sign the on line guest book, please visit

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Feb. 28, 2013
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