Joshua Grant Helsel

  • "Dear Ron & Family - I just heard the horrible news and..."
    - Barbie Pallo
  • "Dear Helsel Family: We, the parents in Compassionate..."
    - Mary Ann Ward
  • "Ronnie and family... We are so very heartbroken to learn of..."
  • "Lori and family, I am so sorry for ur loss, he is an Angel..."
    - Rhonda Edwards
  • "Lori, I'm so sorry for you loss. You and your family are in..."
    - Sue Walcutt

Helsel Joshua Grant Helsel, 23, of Bloomingburg, Ohio, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, as the result of a fire at his residence. Joshua was born October 21, 1990, in Columbus, Ohio to Ronald and Lori Sauve Helsel. He was a 2009 graduate of Westland High School and currently employed by Fed Ex Freight while attending Columbus State Community College. A martial arts enthusiast, Joshua shared many other loves and interests including Japanese culture and language, reading, movie-going, and his ambition was to travel, experience the world and live life to the fullest. His unique personality and sense of humor will be remembered by many and missed by all. He was preceded in death by one grandmother Julia Sauve. Joshua is survived by his parents, Ronald and Lori Helsel; brothers, Ronald Nathan (Nina) Helsel and a light in his life, their daughter, Cora, Jacob Ryan (Taylar) Helsel; sister, Hannah Lynn Helsel; grandparents, Ronald J. Sauve, Ronald E. Helsel and Susan K. Mann; aunt, Rochelle Sauve; special family members Rebecca and Robert Kershaw, and numerous other wonderful family and friends. Friends may call Friday, January 10, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. at the WELLMAN-KINZER & GODORHAZY FUNERAL HOME, 509 Washington Ave., Washington C.H., Ohio. Funeral service 10 a.m. Saturday from the funeral home. Interment to follow with graveside service at 11:45 a.m., Sunset Cemetery, Galloway, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at any Fifth Third Bank branch by referencing the Joshua G. Helsel Memorial Fund, with proceeds to benefit his beloved niece Cora's future higher education. Online condolences may be made at

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Wellman-Kinzer Funeral Home
509 Washington Avenue Washington Court House, OH 43160
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Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 10, 2014