Jerry L. Helvey, 75, of Wakarusa, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

He was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Wabash County, to Robert J. and Joline D. Cullers Helvey.

Surviving are his siblings: Rebecca (Steve) Waymire, of Warsaw; Doug (Debbie) Helvey, of Wabash; nieces and nephews: Tim (Amanda) Helvey, Tony (Jill) Helvey, Andy (Krystle) Robinson and Emily (Kirk) Proctor.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry loved sports, some of his favorite teams were the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears. He was also a loyal fan of NorthWood athletics. He faithfully attended Wakarusa United Methodist Church. Jerry worked at the old Come & Dine and Flick’s restaurants in Wakarusa.

There will be a visitation one hour prior to a 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, Aug. 12 at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. Pastor Ed Geleske will officiate. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.

Memorial’s may be directed to the donor’s choice.

Online condolences can be submitted through the funeral home website