September 30, 1949 - September 14, 2021
Tacoma, Washington - Nick Helmer, 71, a lifelong resident of Tacoma passed away on 9/14/2021. A 1967 Lincoln HS graduate, he earned a BA (Ed.) from PLU in 1971, helped start Helmer's Auto Parts, and loved teaching grades 3, 4, 6 & PE for 40 years with Clover Park SD. An avid golfer like his dad, Nick liked to play and coach softball and especially enjoyed scuba diving with his daughter on exciting adventures including shark dives in exotic locations. Nick was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Marion Helmer & his brother, Robert Jr. He leaves behind his 2 greatest gifts, daughter Nicole Helmer and granddaughter Tatum Lind. Nick will be missed as a teacher, father & Papou. Celebration of Life: Friday, 9/24/2021 at 3pm, 7423 S Prospect St, Tacoma.
Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Sep. 19, 2021.