Martin Helwich

October 20, 1929December 15, 2018

HELWICH Martin Helwich passed away peacefully, Saturday, December 15, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 20, 1929 to Martin and Maria (nee Roth) Helwich in the German village of Liebling, Romania. Martin married Katharina "Katie" Walbert on March 3, 1951 in Austria and the couple immigrated to the United States the next year, settling in Chicago. He was a longtime member of the Lieblinger Pleasure Club, and took great joy in introducing his cultural heritage to his children and grandchildren through the club and its events. Martin's survivors include his three children: Walter (Georgene) Helwich, Hildegard (Ralph) Elget and Martin (Suzanne) Helwich; seven grand children: Colleen (Matt) Anderson, Adam (Angie) Helwich, Eric and Patrick Elget, Margaret, Tommy (Vivian) and David Helwich; four great grandchildren: George, Lavinia, Charles and Martin Helwich. Martin was preceded in death by his wife Katharina "Katie" Helwich and his parents Martin and Maria Helwich. Memorial Visitation Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until time of Service 12:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Interment Private.


  • Memorial Visitation Wednesday, December 19, 2018
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Martin Helwich

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Fred Hedrich

December 19, 2018

Dear Helwich Family,
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your father, your Opa and your Uhr Opa.
He will be missed by many. We still remember being neighbors. RIP Martin.
Fred Hedrich and Family