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Charles E. Helmick
Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Charles E. Helmick, 81, Atchison, Kansas, died Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at Cameron Regional Medical Center, Cameron, Missouri.

Graveside services will be Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, with Pastor, Mike Carney officiating.

Charles was born January 10, 1942, in Falls City, Nebraska the son of Donald G. and Esther (Kuker) Helmick. He attended Falls City High School and later took classes at Northeast Kansas Technical College in Atchison.

He and Judy Franzel were married Valentines Day 1964, in Auburn, Nebraska. Mrs. Helmick preceded him in death on January 31, 1975.

Charles joined the United States Marine Corps in 1966, serving his country in Vietnam. Charles was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged on February 9, 1968.

He was employed with the Atchison Youth Center as a groundskeeper for over 20 years. He then spent another 11 years as a security guard for Communication Corporation of America, in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Survivors include his three siblings, Donald (Barbara) Helmick, Sabetha, KS, Connie Roe, Dalton, WI, and Kenneth (Florence) Helmick, Omaha, NE.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father and an infant sister, Karen.

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