- Local Guide
Helen Elsass, 91, formerly of Kettering, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2013.
Helen was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Auglaize County, to the late Sophia (Pulfer) and Philip Helmlinger.
She is survived by a daughter, Kay Breece, of London; a son, Merle Elsass, of San Antonio, Texas; grandchildren, Megan Breece and Greg Breece, Erin Elsass and Ashley Elsass, and Josh Elsass and Caitlin Elsass; three great-grandchildren, Hudson, Holden and Jackson; and a brother, Harold Helmlinger.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; a son, Mark Elsass; a sister, Erma Elsass, and brother, Ernest Helmlinger.
Helen was a 1944 graduate of Capital University in Columbus, a long time member of Faith Lutheran Church in Kettering and her favorite hobby was remodeling homes.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Faith Lutheran Church, 3315 Martel Dr., Dayton, and from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, 1102 Lincoln Ave., Wapakoneta, with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Helen.
Arrangements in care of Newcomer Funeral Home â€“ Kettering Chapel.
To send the family a condolence online, please visit NewcomerDayton.com.