John L. Helfer



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Greece: Went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, December 2, 2007. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Elvira Helfer; sons, Jerry J.(Devan K.)Helfer, John D.(Tammy L.)Helfer and Jason G.(Jaimie L.)Helfer; sister, Kathleen Hall; grandchildren, Justin, Ellie, Emilie, John, Joshua, Juliana, Jordan & Jayna; also by many nieces and nephews. John was a retiree of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Friends are invited to John’s Memorial Service on Monday, 10AM in Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane. Interment, Private in Riverside Cemetery.


  1. Patti Troiano Fischer on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I was very sorry to hear of John’s passing. My thoughts are with you all…

  2. Morgan J. Hondorf, Monroe County Sheriff's Office (Retired) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    I wish to extend to you and your family my deepest sympathy with the loss of your father. I worked with your father at the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office for approximately fifteen years. We shared a lot of good times and I have quite a few good memories. I hope that the memories you have of your father will also stay with you.

  3. Michael W. General on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    It was great to have John as a member of The Hopekeepers. Although it was for a very short time. After we talked awhile, John said that this group was what he needed at this point in his life. Little did he know, John was what the group needed.. It was my privilege and honor to know John. God’s Blessings to Ellie and the Family.

  4. Douglas Moffett MCSD (ret) on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Mrs. Helfer & Family I,m very sorry for your loss. My thoughs and prayers are with your family. I worked with John for about two years in the jailors office we had many good times and laughs. God Bless Doug Moffett

  5. Richard and Marge Smith on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We are deeply saddened by John’s passing on the 2nd. Richard and I always enjoyed talking to John outdoors during the nice weather days. We only wish we could have had more time to spend with John. We are grateful that we got to know such a nice man, even if only for a short time.

  6. Jeffrey & Mandy Blizzard on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    We were sadden to hear of John’s sudden passing. He always was smiling and full of joy! I always remember waving to him as Ellie and John drove by in the car. We love the Helfer family and our thoughts are prayers are with you.

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