Jerry D. Helke

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Jerry D. Helke

October 23, 1943 - January 29, 2019

Jerry D. Helke Jerry D. Helke
Jerry D. Helke, 75, of La Crosse passed away Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019, at the Bethany-Riverside Nursing Facility.
Jerry was born in La Crosse, Oct. 23, 1943, to Earl and Dorothy (Schlicht) Henry. After his father passed away when he was an infant, Jerry was adopted by Herbert Helke. Jerry worked for the La Crosse County Highway Department for 25 years, before retiring. In his younger days, he enjoyed fishing and going dancing.
He is survived by a sister, Diane Gerke; a brother, Howard (Sharon) Helke; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dorothy; and his stepfather, Herbert.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m, Friday, Feb. 1, at Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 200 West Ave. S., La Crosse. The Rev. Scott Skogen will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the funeral home. An online guest book is available at
Published on January 30, 2019
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3 posts

Carol Ellis
Jan 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He will certainly be missed.
Marilyn Berra-Skrede
Jan 30, 2019
Cousin Jerry was a great help to us harvesting tobacco back on the home farm in the '70's. We all kept in touch with each other over the past many years, he'll be missed!
Ray and Ann Schlicht
Jan 29, 2019
So sad to hear of Jerry's passing. Our condolences to the family.