Huston A. Helmig, 92, Owensville, formerly of Washington, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Victorian Place, Owensville.|
Huston, son of the late Jesse Helmig and wife Mary, nee Griffith, was born March 6, 1922, in Judge. Huston served his country proudly during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army. He worked for Farmer Brothers Capitol Sand doing dredging of the Missouri River. Huston also worked for the Corps of Engineers, maintaining the channel lights on the river between Hermann and St. Charles, before becoming a heavy equipment operator, a job he held for several years before he finally retired.
He was united in marriage to Marie A. Begemann Aug. 12, 1961, in Washington. Huston was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Cooper Hill, and the American Legion, Bay. He also was a member of Operator Engineers Local 513. He enjoyed fishing, and in his earlier years, enjoyed hunting and trapping.
Huston is survived by his wife of 53 years, Marie Helmig, Owensville; one son, Mark Easter, Belle; five daughters, Judy Pratt and husband Wil, Laughlin, Nev., Doris Meyer and husband Rudy, Villa Ridge, Darlene Groene and husband Jim, Owensville, Trudy Hyde and Rosely Farnsworth, both of Bland; one brother, Harold Helmig and wife Sandy, Cocoa, Fla.; one brother-in-law, Harlan Begemann and wife Sharon, Hanceville, Ala.; two sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Helmig, Belle, and JoAnn Begemann, Festus; 11 grandchildren; 25 great- grandchildren; 12 great-great- grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Mary Helmig; five brothers; one granddaughter, Michele Meyer; and one grandson, James Farnsworth.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Sassmann's Chapel, Bland.
A funeral service will follow, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with Pastor Van Lahmeyer officiating.
An additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, July 25, at St John's-Mantels United Church of Christ, 442 Mantels Church Road, Union.
A graveside service, with full military honors, will follow beginning at 11 a.m. in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be given to St. John's-Mantels U.C.C. Cemetery fund or the Honor Flight program.
The family is being served by Sassmann's Chapel, Bland, 573-646-3377, www.sassmannschapel.com.
Published in The Missourian on July 23, 2014