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Connie M. (Knief) Helmlinger

December 19, 1941 ~ June 24, 2021 (age 79)



Connie M. Helmlinger, 79, of Sidney, Ohio and formerly of Kettlersville, Ohio passed away at home Thursday, June 24, 2021.

Connie was born in Logan County December 19, 1941, to the late William F. and Ruth L. (Regula) Knief.  On August 20, 1960, she married Lester F. Helmlinger in Clay Township. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Connie is survived by her children: Vivian (Brian) House of Troy, Ohio, John P. Helmlinger of Sidney, Susan (Tim) Seeker of Sidney and Alison Helmlinger of Sidney; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters: Sharon Collar of Lima, Ohio, Linda (Richard) Jenkins of Jackson Center, Ohio and Ruth (Chris) Halpin of Sidney; a sister-in-law, Waneta Helmlinger of Wapakoneta, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.

Connie was a member of the St. Jacob Lutheran Church.  She worked as a seamstress at Airstream for over 20 years, before retiring in 2008.  Prior to that, she worked as a seamstress at Holloway Sportswear for several years, after working as a punch press operator at Goodyear in St. Marys.  She loved to sew, read, and make jewelry.  Connie was an avid music fan of the group Alabama and was a member of their fan club.

Friends may call Monday, June 28, 2021, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.  

Pastor David Sanders will officiate Connie’s funeral Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Jacob Lutheran Church in Jackson Center.  

Interment will be at a later date in the Glen Cemetery.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center is honored to serve the Helmlinger family.



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June 28, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford of Jackson Center
214 W. Pike St.
Jackson Center, OH 45334

Funeral Service
June 29, 2021

10:30 AM
St. Jacobs Lutheran Church
18280 Pasco-Montra Road
Jackson Center, OH 45334


St. Jacobs Lutheran Church
18280 Pasco-Montra Rd., Jackson Center OH 45334

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