Tud Helming, 69, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, at his home. Tud was born in Morrison, Missouri, on Nov. 11, 1947, a son of the late Virgil and Dorothy (South) Helming. Tud proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a deck hand until his retirement. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann. He was the husband of Lynn (Koeller) Helming. They were united in marriage on Sept. 27, 1980, at Hermann, Missouri. Lynn survives at the home. Tud is also survived by his three children, Eric Helming of Jonesburg, Missouri; Heath Koeller of Hermann, Missouri, and Kecia Helming of Hermann, Missouri; By a sister, Karen Witthaus and husband Bill of Hermann, Missouri; by three brothers, Dave Helming and wife Terri of Jefferson City; George Helming and wife Patty of Springfield, Missouri; and Kenny Helming and wife Lola of Jefferson City; By five grandchildren, Clayton, Breeanna and Allycia Helming, Breckyn Koeller and Kyver Helming. He is preceded in death by his parents, and by two brothers Larry and Raymond Helming. Tud had a huge heart and was always friendly to anyone he met. An everyday greeting from him was nothing less than a big smile, a big wave, or an unforgettable hug. He was a family man, nothing in life made him happier than having a family get together. He looked forward to family gatherings, spending much needed time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He was a simple man who enjoyed the little things in life, such as working outside perfecting his yard, watching his favorite western programs, lending a helping hand to any and all and especially spending time with his little sidekick "pal." Visitation will be held today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, from 2-8 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, Hermann, Missouri, where funeral services will be held Thursday , Feb. 16, 2017, at 11 a.m., with full military honors following. Memorials may be given to Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer, in care of Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
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