Wednesday, October 29, 2014

James “Jim” Helfter, 72, Sherrard, Ill - Full Article

James “Jim” Helfter, age 72, of Sherrard, Illinois, died Sunday, October 26, 2014, at Trinity Hospital in Rock Island, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage, Iowa, with Pastoral Minister Annette Uker officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery in New Haven, Iowa. Visitation will be from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home.

Jim was born June 6, 1942, in Osage, Iowa, the son of John and Merna (Coonradt) Helfter. He graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in New Haven in 1960. On December 30, 1988, he married Gwen Eileen Pike in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Jim worked at Martin Marietta in Colorado. He was currently CEO of Helfter Enterprises, Inc. in Osco, Illinois, in the field of customized organic feed animal supplements. He was a member of the American Endurance Riders Association and the Upper Midwest Endurance and Competitive Riders Association...

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