BJ Helmick

June 23, 1928December 31, 2013

BJ Helmick was born on June 23, 1928 and passed away on December 31, 2013 in Upland, CA


  • Visitation Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 11, 2014

BJ Helmick

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Al and Diane Delara

January 8, 2014

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one, our prayers are with you all

Al and Diane Delara

Lorraine Romano

January 7, 2014

Van was one of the best men I have ever known. I worked for him and Rose for nine years. I have thought of him fondly so many times since. He was the most wonderful, honest, devout men I have ever known and I loved him dearly. I was so surprised and saddened to hear of Louann also. My deepest regards to Rose and Patti. May God bless and keep all of you.

Bob/Steve Tibbetts

January 7, 2014

Although I only met Van one time several years ago, my brother had worked with him for many years and has always thought very highly of him. Please accept our sincere condolences.
May he rest in peace.

Deborah Willems Nystrom

January 6, 2014

Mrs. Helmick and Patti, I am so sorry for your loss, but grateful that he didn't suffer long. I know it is a huge loss and pray that God will hold you close during this time of grief.

I am remembering all the teasing between my dad, Paul, and Van. The time he sent mom the song "Short people have no reason to live." She didn't take it well, but we all thought it was hugely funny coming from another "short" person. Dad had a lot of fun plotting his practical jokes, but I always thought Van got the last word. Thank you for the memories of my own father.

January 6, 2014

Mrs. Helmick and Patti, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Helmick's passing. You were such a good friend to my parents and always opened your home to us "kids".

Tami Willems Schumacher

Lauri Strain

January 5, 2014

Dear Rose and Patti, I am so sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him very much. My thoughts, prayers and love go out to you always. I am so glad to have known him.

Sandy and Russell Paschal

January 4, 2014

Dear Aunt Marie,
We are praying that God's grace and comfort will be with you, Patti and Greg as you pass through this sad time. Uncle Van was always a special uncle as we were growing up and now, over these past few years, it has been wonderful to reconnect with both of you via email. I so enjoyed the funny stories he would send and how we would commiserate over similar political issues. I am blessed to know that he was a wonderful husband, fantastic father, and fun-loving uncle - but most of all, that he had a strong faith in Jesus Christ - so we will see him again some day. I know you will miss him terribly after 61 years of marriage, but you will have many special memories to hold close and bring smiles. God's peace to you and all of your family! Much love,

Joseph Deckard

January 3, 2014

Dear Rose,

Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family, may VAN rest in peace.

Deckard Family