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HELEN L. HELMKAMP, 92, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012, at St. Anne Home. Born June 18, 1919, in Fort Wayne, she was the daughter of the late Casimir and Stella Potocki. She worked for Wayne Knitting Mill, Seyfert's, and retired from St. Joseph Hospital. She was a very active member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, an avid Cubs fan, enjoyed gardening and cooking and loved her family. Surviving are her sons, Dave (Pat) Helmkamp, Ron (Mary) Helmkamp, John (Cindy) Helmkamp and Joe (Brenda) Helmkamp all of Fort Wayne; daughter, Diane Farrell of Westfield, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Norbert Helmkamp; son, Tom Helmkamp; brother, Edward Potocki; and sister, Mary Bobay. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with calling one hour prior. Fr. Anthony Steinacker officiating. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012 at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, with a Rosary at 4:40 p.m. Burial in Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to masses or St. Mary's Soup Kitchen. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.mccombandsons.com
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 13, 2012