June 7, 2023 – Washington Co, WI – Gordon R. Helman, Jr., 85, of Hubertus, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, June 3, 2023, at Froedtert Hospital in West Bend, WI.
Gordon was born May 1, 1938, in Milwaukee, WI to Pearl (nee Roddy) and Gordon R. Helman Sr. He served our country in the United States Army for 3 years and continued his military career 20+ years in the Army Reserves, Department of Defense. He was united in marriage to Erika Reitmajer on August 21, 1959, in Germany. He enjoyed NASCAR, the Green Bay Packers Football, and UWM basketball and football.
Gordon is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 64 years, Erika Helman; loving children, Daniel (Pamela) Helman of Slinger, Lisa (Mike) Butler of Oshkosh and daughter-in-law, Cindy Helman; cherished grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Helman, Erika McCaigue, Markus Helman, Curt Butler, Jacklyn Nord, and Blake Buter; treasured great-grandchildren, Grayson and Payton McCaigue, Carson Butler, and Elijah Nord; dear siblings, Kenneth, Richard Helman, and Patricia Frantl. He is further survived by other loved relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Pearl Helman, and his son, Kevin Helman.
A private burial service was held per Gordon’s wishes with full military honors at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford, WI.
Contributions in memory of Gordon are appreciated to a veteran’s organization of one’s choice.