Michael "Mick" A. Helfrich

December 26, 1957July 17, 2011

Michael “Mick” A. Helfrich, 53 of Dupo, Ill., born Dec. 26, 1957 in Belleville, Ill., died Sunday, July 17, 2011 at Touchette Regional Hospital, Centerville, Ill. Mr. Helfrich served in the United States Marines. He was employed at Tracy Exports in Cahokia, Ill., as a yardman. Michael was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and brother-in-law. He always made time to spend with his grandchildren and his dogs. He loved spending time outdoors, fishing, hunting mushrooms, and hiking with his brother-in-laws. Michael enjoyed listening to music and playing cards. Mr. Helfrich was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lilly Helfrich, nee Elliott; and brother, Robert Helfrich. Surviving are his wife, Vicky Helfrich, nee McDaniel; children, Josh Helfrich, Jason Helfrich, Brittany Helfrich, Chad Herrington and friend Cassie, and Todd (Stacie Trzinski) Herrington; grandchildren, Alex Michael Helfrich, Andrew David Helfrich; Kaden Chance Herrington, and Keira Bernice Herrington; brothers and sisters, Steven (Pat Droit) Helfrich, Cindy (Mauro) Galati, David (Charlene) Helfrich, and Mari-Jo (Jimmy) Byrd; brother-in-laws, Jeff (Debbie) Haggard, and Steve (Cindy) Crowl; and many other family members and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed online at Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, 3412 Frank Scott Parkway West, Belleville, Ill. Funeral Service: Memorial Services will be held 7 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2011 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home with Rev. Charles West. Interment will follow services at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Ill. Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill.


  • Visitation Friday, July 22, 2011
  • Memorial Service Friday, July 22, 2011

Michael "Mick" A. Helfrich

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Bonnie McCain

July 29, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the family. We are saddened to hear of Mick's passing.

Love to All. Bonnie (Helfrich) and Mike McCain

American Heart Association

July 24, 2011

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Denny Pyeatt

July 23, 2011

Dear Helfrich Family,
So sorry to hear about Mick's passing.You all are in our prayers.Now he and Lil are together.May God bless them both.Love you all.

Lisa and Denny Pyeatt

cindy crowl

July 23, 2011

To All of you at Valhalla; the ceremony was beautiful and the pastor did a wonderful job. I want to say thank you for all that you did for Vicky in making this a beautiful ceremony. You were all so caring and we thank you and appreciate you making Mick's last journey with us here before he went home so heartwarming.

Michelle Walpole

July 22, 2011

Chad, keeping you in my thoughts. So sorry for your loss.

Mark and Lisa Grau

July 22, 2011

Deepest sympathy for your loss. Our prayers to you and your family.

Semper Fi.

Tonia Helfrich

July 21, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Codey, Kyle and I are thinking of you.

trudy boaz

July 21, 2011

Dave and family, so sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

jeff and grace dixon-merlenbach

July 21, 2011

dave so sorry for your loss. May God carry you thru your time of sorrow

paula and tom Hottenrott

July 21, 2011

We are sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you. We are Dave,s neighbor and were friends of Lil,s God Bless All of you threw the hard times.