Thomas Helbling, “Tom,” age 68, passed away on Friday night , October 18, 2013, in his home with his family by his side. He was born in Santa Ana, CA, on August 6, 1945, son of the late Clement and Frances Helbling.
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Sally; daughter, Vanessa; grandsons, Jaden and Neeno; brothers, Danny (Karin), Phil (Diana), and Paul Helbling; sisters, Pat (Bobby) Richards, Donna (Dale) Fletcher, Susie (Greg) Kobs, Eileen (Ric) Sertuche; mother-in-law, Seledonia Ynocencio; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews too many to mention, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Feliciano Ynocencio, Sr.; brothers-in-law, Sostenes, Eugene, Feliciano Jr. and Ismael Ynocencio; and sister-in-law, Mary Helbling.
On Thursday, October 24, 2013, relatives and friends may meet with the family at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., from 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Rev. Kevin Mullins OSA officiating. Private interment with Full Military Honors will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Town of Dover. Memorials to the family would be appreciated.
A special thank you to Gary and Dorie, Steve and April, and Jeff Helbling for always being there with continued friendship, love and support, especially during this time.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888