Martin Carl Helmkamp

March 11, 1927September 20, 2013

Martin Carl Helmkamp was born on March 11, 1927 and died on September 20, 2013 at the age of 86.

He was the beloved Father of Alan, proud Grandfather of Bryan (Amy) and Matthew (wife Sarah), loving companion of Claire Garneau for over 33 years, and also survived by her daughters Lizz (husband Trevor), Cheryl, JoAnn, Jeannette and their families and by many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Martin John Helmkamp and Edna (Mahn) Helmkamp and brother Warren Willard Helmkamp.

Graduate of Detroit Southeastern High School in 1944 and LaSalle Extension University- Chicago, CPA/ Higher Accountancy in 1949. Employed by United States Rubber Company (1943-1948) and Ford Motor Company (1948-1982). A Lutheran man of faith, proud “old school” gentleman, accomplished athlete, loving, generous, dependable friend, member of Elks Lodge #1945 Dearborn, life-long supporter of the University of Michigan and Detroit professional sports teams.

Visitation Monday September 23, 2013 from 3 pm until 8 pm at Harry J. Will Funeral Home in Livonia. Funeral service Tuesday September 24, 2013 at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Interment immediately following funeral service at Glen Eden Cemetery in Livonia.

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Martin can be made to the charity of your choice.



  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 24, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 23, 2013


  • Interment

Martin Carl Helmkamp

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Cheryl W

September 26, 2013

Al, know that we are all here for you. Hope to see you on each visit to Michigan. Cheryl

Peggy Abraham

September 24, 2013

Uncle Al, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

Ross Abraham

September 24, 2013

Uncle Al, I'm sorry for your loss! You and your family are in our prayers!

Michael Legg

September 23, 2013

Dear Alan,

My sincere condolences go out to you and your family. My prayer is that fond memories and a strong faith assuage your sadness at this time.

Kurt Wilder

September 23, 2013

Dear Alan,

My condolences to you and your family as you grieve your loss. May God comfort and keep you.


September 22, 2013

Alan, We are saddened to hear of your dad's passing. Know that our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Stay strong my friend. {{hugs}} Gina, Flavio, and Gino

James Anulewicz

September 21, 2013

Alan. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. The loss of a parent is always a painful experience. My sincere condolences.
Jim Anulewicz