Obit: Helms, Victor H. (1839 - 1938)
Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 10 February 1938

Helms, Victor H. (28 JAN 1839 - 2 FEB 1938)

After a long life full of the joy of service for his Christ and his country, death called the Rev. Helms, Feb. 2, 1938.

Victor Henry Helms was born in the state of New York, Jan. 28, 1839.

At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted and remained until its close. Soon after the war he entered the ministry. His first ministerial service was in Michigan, but in 1883 he became a member of the West Wisconsin Conference and served as such until 1901 when he retired from active ministry. Upon his retirement, Rev. and Mrs. Helms made their home in Coloma until the death of Mrs. Helms in 1924. After her death Rev. Helms went to Phillips where he made his home with his son, Mr. Guy Helms and family until his death.

Funeral services were held in the Phillips Methodist Church Saturday A. M. with the American Legion and W. R. C. attending in a body

Four of Rev. Helms’ children were able to attend the funeral. They were Mr. H. E. Helms, Kenosha, Mr. G. E. Helms, Phillips; Mr. W. E. Helms, Glidden; and Mrs. C. M. Taylor, Loyal. A daughter, Mrs. Booth, Cheyenne, Wyoming, was unable to be present. Rev. Helms is also survived by eleven grand children. Following the funeral services in Phillips, Rev. Helms was brought to Loyal and laid to rest with military honors beside his wife in the Loyal Cemetery.

And so the curtain has been drawn again and the devoted and inspiring life of another of God’s noblemen has closed in its last great earthly scene, a quiet trusting beautiful passing from home here to Home over There. Such a passing was a natural close for his long life of faith, and charity and good will for the many whose lives he touched. Cor.



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