November 4, 1926 – April 5, 2015


A Prayer Service will be held at the Assumption Nursing Home Chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 for Leonard E. Helmin, age 88 who died Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Assumption Home. Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery, Cold Spring.

Leonard was born November 4, 1926 to John and Mary (Roketa) Helmin in Brennyville, MN. He married Dolores Baker on April 3, 1951 in Sauk Rapids. Leonard farmed on the homestead in Brennyville until moving to Cold Spring in 1977. There he was employed as a Supervisor for Gold n Plump until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus. Leonard’s family and friends were a great sense of joy and pride to him. He was known for his great discussions concerning current affairs and sharing his quick wit with others.

Survivors include his children, Ken (Mary) Helmin of Coon Rapids, Donnie (Cindy) Helmin of Brennyville, John (Lynn) Helmin of Rice, Tom Helmin of Brooklyn Park, Sharon (Kent) Booth of St. Augusta and Diane (Rick) Reller of Annandale; 15 grandchildren and 25 ½ great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his dear friends Todd and Janet Aaseth and Fritz Fandal of Cold Spring.

He was preceded in death by his wife Dolly; son-in-law, Tom Seegers; his parents; brother, Clarence and sister, Regina.

A special thank you to the Assumption Community and Heartland Hospice for the excellent care Leonard received.