ELAINE "SUNNY" HELSTROM

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ELAINE "SUNNY" HELSTROM, 88, passed away peacefully Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Visiting Nurses Hospice, Fort Wayne, with loving family and caretakers at her side. Born in Chicago, Ill, she was the daughter of the late William and Sally Kerbs. She attended Northwestern University. She was a member of Trinity English Lutheran Church, a past president of the Civic Theatre Guild and the Junior League of Fort Wayne. Sunny loved life! She most loved visiting with her family, friends and pets, as well as the many sports including swimming, water skiing, diving, ice skating, horseback riding and tennis. She also enjoyed playing bridge and performing in the Follies at the Civic Theatre. Sunny traveled the world to experience new cultures. She was an accomplished cook and loved to experiment in the kitchen. She was a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Surviving are her beloved sons, Rick (Sunny) of Fort Wayne and Bob (Denise) of San Francisco, Calif.; grandchildren, Terry (Carla) of Louisville, Ky., Jennifer (Brad Williams) of Bloomington, Ind. and Kyle Helstrom of San Francisco, Calif.; great-grandchildren, Powers, Cadence Elaine, twins Finn and Beatrice and Olivia Grace. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Dick Helstrom; brothers, Elmer, William and Larry; and her Aunt Lydia. Service is 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Road, with calling from noon until the service. Rev. Dr. Kathleen Haller officiating. Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to any veterans' organization or the ASPCA.
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 11, 2018
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