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William O. "Bill" Helfer

April 12, 1932 ~ November 27, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

William Helfer Obituary

William O. "Bill" Helfer, 91, of Staunton, Illinois, passed away at 1:45 PM on Monday, November 27, 2023 at his residence in Staunton, Illinois.  He was born April 12, 1932 in Hillsboro, Illinois, the son of the late William J. & Venita (Cash) Helfer.  He married Bobbie J. Hasty on June 22, 1957 in St. John's, Missouri & she survives.  

Bill was a graduate of Hillsboro High School Class of 1951.  Prior to being drafted into the service, he had secured a Basketball scholarship to St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War.

He was employed as a truck driver for many years.  After retirement, he sold watermelon & cantaloupe.

Bill is survived by his wife -  Bobbie J. Helfer of Staunton, IL;  one son -  Kenneth Helfer;  four grandchildren -  Michael Helfer,  Kenneth Helfer,  Destiny Pratt,  & Shain Helfer;  six great grandchildren -  Aaleigha Helfer (Travis Wallace),  Brooklynn Helfer,  Ivy Butler,  Landyn Helfer,  Alanzo Pratt,  & Paulie Pratt.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons -  Kevin & Kelvin Helfer;  one brother -  Shiral Helfer;  one sister -  Vera Homa;  many aunts, uncles, & cousins also preceded him in death.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 PM on Monday, December 4, 2023 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 6 PM on Monday, December 4, 2023 at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton, with Brett Luster officiating.  Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO at a later date.  

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Visitation
Monday
December 4, 2023

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
108 W Henry Street
Staunton, IL 62088

Funeral Service
Monday
December 4, 2023

6:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Homes, Ltd.
108 W Henry Street
Staunton, IL 62088

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