Ronald L. Helmink
Posted on November 9, 2020
Ronald L. Helmink, 61, Montrose, Ill., passed away at 11:28 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, at the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Ill. Private mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Island Grove, Ill., with Fr. Frank Filino celebrating mass. Burial will be in the St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Island Grove, Ill. There will be a gathering at the graveside starting at 11:15 a.m. until 12 (Noon) on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, for family and friends of Ron. The family request that mask be worn and and social distancing be practiced. Ronald was born on January 25, 1959, in Effingham, Illinois, the son of Charles Henry and Evelyn Rose (Griffith) Helmink. He graduated from Newton Community High School in 1977. Ron was united in marriage to Jo Ellen Thoele on Sept. 10, 1983, at. St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis, Ill.
Ron was a lifelong farmer, he also was a tax preparer at H&R Block, which he loved to do.
Ron is survived by his wife of 37 years, Jo Ellen Helmink; father, Charles Helmink; children, Jonathan (Becky) Helmink, Deborah (Rob) Connell, Theresa (Joe) Fehrenbacher, Angela Helmink, Beth Helmink (Dustin Parde) and Kathryn Helmink; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Sharon Taylor, Nancy (Troy) Smith, Carolyn Helmink and Dave Helmink. Ron was preceded in death by his mother Evelyn Helmink and his mother and father-in-law Richard and Martha Thoele.
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