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Don W. Helms



Don W. Helms

Don W. Helms, 88, of Chippewa Lake, passed away peacefully Monday, February 4, 2019. He was born January 31, 1931 in Cleveland, to the late Leona and Elroy Helms.

Don proudly served our Country as a Sergeant in the United States Army. He was owner and president of Helms Realty, Inc. and was active in non-profit organizations, such as the Gloria Glens Association, the Ohio Commercial Realty Exchange and the Rotary Club, where he served as president. He had a true passion for his wife, children, family and friends. He provided his grandchildren with many memories and much love.

He is survived by his daughter, Holly Thacker; son, Don E. (Ann) Helms; grandchildren, Justin Downing, Jeffery Thacker, Jake (Kathy) Helms and Allie Helms; great-grandchild, Marlo Downing and one great-grandchild expected in March.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life for 56 years, Janet Helms and his brother, Earl Helms.

The family of Don will receive friends Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 2 to 3 P.M., at the Waite and Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina. A service will begin at 3 P.M. Pastor Tom Schwartz will officiate. A time of food and fellowship will follow to celebrate Don's life at the funeral home.

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