Mary Lou Helming, 87, Ferdinand

Mary Lou HelmingMary Lou Helming, 87, of Ferdinand, died Friday (May 12) at Brookside Village in Jasper. She was born in Ferdinand December 11, 1929, to Rudolph and Laura (Altman) Meyer. She married Art Helming May 30, 1958, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died February 5, 1998.

Mary Lou was a member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Anne’s Sodality and Ferdinand Senior Citizens. She enjoyed being with family, reading at the Ferdinand Library, crocheting for charities, and making rosaries for missionaries.

She is survived by four sons, Sam Helming and wife Lisa, Santa Claus, and Glen Helming, Tom Helming and wife Babe, and Mark Helming and wife Sheila, all of Ferdinand; one daughter, Doris Oeding and husband Doc, St. Anthony; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one son, Paul Helming, and one daughter in-law Kathy Helming.

Friends may call from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Ferdinand Church. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be sent to St. Ferdinand Parish or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the church with burial following the church cemetery.

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