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Duane Byron Helm


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Duane Byron Helm Obituary
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Duane Byron Helm, 70, passed away at home December 6, 2013. He was born January 21, 1943 in Great Bend, KS to Loren Helm and Orpha (Litchfield) Helm who preceded him in death.

Duane graduated from Palmer High School in 1961. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. He joined the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1967 and remained on active duty until he retired in 1992.

Duane was an avid John Wayne fan and loved model trains, fishing and camping.

He is survived by his beloved life partner, Patricia Helm; two daughters, Dena Helm and Kristy Helm; brother Dwight Helm; sister Shirley Kreutzer and his two fur kids Rascal and Sashe. He was preceded in death by his brother Eldon Helm and his sister Nadine Nicklin.



A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 10:00am at Swan Law Funeral Directors in the chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Colorado Springs Humane Society or the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Published in The Gazette on Dec. 11, 2013
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