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John P. Helmink

Obituary for John P. Helmink

November 15, 1953 - November 15, 2019
Cleveland, Ohio | Age 66

Dearest Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother and Uncle


John P. Helmink Jr., age 66 of Cleveland OH, passed away November 15th, 2019. John was born to John P. Helmink Sr. and the late Corrine A. (nee Rooks) on November 15th, 1953 in Cleveland. Beloved husband of 45 years to Linda (nee Stack). Cherished father of Christopher Helmink, Jennifer (DJ) Tome, and Rebecca (Todd) Shepka. Loving grandfather of Haley, Daniel, Emma, Nathan, and Easton. Dear brother of Ann Helmink, Michael (Carolyn) Helmink, and Dennis (Carrie) Helmink, and brother-in-law of Heidi Hess Helmink. Loving uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
He was a huge Lake Erie Monsters Hockey fan (and friend of Sullivan C. Goal), loved camping, model train collecting and steam engines in general. He ran the concession stand for many years for Lutheran West Wrestling and was a well-known BINGO caller in Hidden Valley. John loved Christmas and playing Santa, making many special appearances. All in all, John was most passionate about family. It gave him great joy to get the family together for clam bakes, holidays or for any reason.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in John's memory to the St. Augustine Hunger Center, 1400 Howard Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113.
Friends may call from 4 – 8 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the Busch Funeral Home, 21369 Center Ridge Road, Fairview Park OH, 44116. Funeral Service will be 10 AM, Friday November 22, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 21485 Lorain Rd, Fairview Park, OH 44126. Interment to follow at Lutheran Cemetery in Cleveland.

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