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Charles T. Helmer

Charles T. Helmer

Charles T. Helmer, age 70, of Quincy, died on Saturday, November 19, 2022 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on October 20, 1952 in Quincy the son of John E. & Esther L. (Burnett) Helmer. He married Darla Dieker on October 30, 1981. She survives.

Charles worked at Bergner's from the time it opened in Quincy until its closing. He was of the Catholic Faith. Charles loved life. He enjoyed playing games and cards. He also liked to attend GEMS Baseball. He was also the historian of his family.

In addition to his wife Darla, Charles is also survived by:
A Brother: Richard J. Helmer (Donald) of Peoria.
Sisters-in-law: Carol and Marti
Numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great nephews and other relatives also survive.

Charles was preceded in death by siblings John E. Helmer (Adele), Edward J. Helmer, Robert D. Helmer and Michael L. Helmer.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday morning at St. Anthony Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services at 11:00. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, the John E. and Robert D. Helmer Scholarship at Quincy University, the Quincy Humane Society or the American Cancer Society. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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From:
Annette Leerhoff
Quincy, IL
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Darla - I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you.
From:
Dick McKinney
Quincy, IL
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Always enjoyed the bus trips with Charlie and Darla. He kept the bus alive. Miss you Charlie.
From:
Sandra Harker
Quincy,, IL
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Darla I am lost for words. So sorry for your loss. Charles was a great friend to me we all go back to grade school of knowing him and you. Sending Prayers to you
From:
Sandra Harker
Quincy,, IL
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Darla I am lost for words. So sorry for your loss. Charles was a great friend to me we all go back to grade school of knowing him and you. Sending Prayers to you
From:
Nancy Jensen
hannibal, MO
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Darla, sorry for your loss. Friends of Encore are praying for you.
From:
Mark Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Darla & Family:
Very sorry for your loss.
Eternal rest Charlie.
Chaplain Mark Wiewel
Blessing Hospital
From:
Jenny and Dale Hilgenbrinck
Quincy, IL
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Darla... we are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We always enjoyed talking with the 2 of you... you 2 made such a good couple together. May he rest in the Peace of the Lord.
From:
Becky Bauer
Quincy, IL
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I remember Charles working at Bergner's in the restaurant, and in later years as a custodian. Always a happy guy. He will be missed.
From:
Karen Rae Mutchler
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to here this about charlie.he was such a barrel of laughs.sure going to miss him.are prayers are with you.and both family Darla.may God watch over you.
From:
Chris Morrow
Barry, IL
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Darla, so very sorry for your loss. Charles was a great guy!
From:
LINDA K WILLING
Quincy, IL
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RIP, Charlie. I always loved seeing you.
From:
Bill and Judi Maas
Quincy, IL
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So sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. We enjoyed the bus trips we shared with you.
From:
Don Larson
Quincy, IL
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All who knew you Charlie in the Bergner family enjoyed our time with you. We all appreciated your sense of humor and great attitude. You were loved and will be missed..Darla, so sorry for your loss. Blessing to you
From:
Kathy Schwartz
Williamsburg, VA
Comments:
Sorry for your loss
From:
Linda
Springfield, IL
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Darla, I am keeping you in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
From:
Jim Bailey
Quincy, IL
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Darla - So sorry to hear of Charley's death. I always enjoyed talking with him. My prayers are with you, It's been a long time since I was you and Charley's teacher at QHS.
From:
Sharon Frese
Fowler, IL
Comments:
Darla,
We will miss Charlie - our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Steve & Sharon Frese
From:
Donna Doss Eaton
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Darla, I am so sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all your special memories
You guys were an inspiration!