James D. Helmlinger

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - James D. Helmlinger, 85, of Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 21, 2013.
He was born Feb. 26, 1928, in Sidney, to Lawrence and Pearl Helmlinger.
He retired from the U.S. Navy following 22 years of distinguished and decorated service in both World War II and Korea. He later retired from Maxwell House Coffee. Mr. Helmlinger was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
He was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Mary Ann Helmlinger, and his daughter, Terry Collins. He also was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Robert Helmlinger, Richard Helmlinger and Lawrence Helmlinger.
Surviving are his devoted wife, Katherine Helmlinger; sons, Donald Helmlinger (Eileen) and Mark Helmlinger (Darlene); his grandchildren, Kathy Smith (Luke), Amanda Fitch (Chris), Christy Brennan (Kevin), Kevin Helmlinger, Kasey Helmlinger (Heidi) and Ashley Helmlinger; and great-grandchildren, Sean and Emily Fitch, and Lily and Hudson Smith.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, in the chapel of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, Fla., with the Rev. Victor Narivelil, Celebrant. Mr. Helmlinger was laid to rest with his wife and daughter in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. Full military honors were conferred.

Published in Sidney Daily News on Apr. 23, 2013