Huston A. Helmig, age 92, of Owensville and formerly of Washington, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Victorian Place in Owensville.
Huston was born March 6, 1922, in Judge, a son to the late Jesse and Mary (Griffith) Helmig.
Huston served his country proudly during World War II as a member of the US Army.
Huston had worked for Farmer Brothers Capitol Sand doing dredging of the Missouri River, he also worked for the Corp of Engineers maintaining the channel lights on the river between Hermann and St. Charles before becoming a heavy equipment operator, a job he held for several years before he finally retired.
On August 12, 1961, he was united in marriage to Marie A. Begemann in Washington. She survives of Owensville.
Huston was a member of St Pauls' United Church of Christ in Cooper Hill and the American Legion in Bay. He also was a member of Operator Engineers Local #513.
He enjoyed fishing and in his earlier years enjoyed hunting and trapping.
In addition to Marie, his wife of 53 years, Huston is survived by: one son, Mark Easter of Belle; five daughters, Judy Pratt and her husband Wil of Laughlin, NV, Doris Meyer and her husband Rudy of Villa Ridge, Darlene Groene and her husband Jim of Owensville, Trudy Hyde of Bland and Rosely Farnsworth of Bland; one brother, Harold Helmig and his wife Sandy of Cocoa, FL; one brother-in-law, Harlan Begemann and his wife Sharon of Hanceville, AL; two sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Helmig of Belle and JoAnn Begemann of Festus; 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Huston was preceded in death by five brothers, a granddaughter, Michele Meyer and a grandson, James Farnsworth.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Sassmann's Chapel in Bland. Funeral services will begin at 7:30pm with Pastor Van Lahmeyer officiating.
An additional visitation will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at St John's Mantel United Church of Christ, 442 Mantels Church Road, Union. A graveside service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the St. John's Mantel United Church of Christ Cemetery with full military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to St. John's Mantle UCC Cemetery fund or to the Honor Flight program.