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Clark Edward Helwig

Male 1911 - 1989  (77 years)


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  • Name Clark Edward Helwig  [1, 2
    Born 22 May 1911  Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 May 1989  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 12 May 1989  Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Volume 23 of the STIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST, published September 4, 1960, reported that he had quit farming and was currently employed by the L. Damm Implement Company. The family resided at 4333 Ale Street in Cass City.

      Cass City Chronicle
      Wednesday, May 17, 1989
      Page Nine
      Obituaries

      Clark Helwig

      Lifelong Cass City resident Clark Helwig died May 10 at Hills and Dales General Hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 77.

      Helwig was born May 22, 1911, in Elkland Township, the son of the late Edward and Mary Striffler Helwig.

      He was united in marriage to Myrtle WALTERS April 15, 1939, in Cass City, where they made their home. The couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary April 15 of this year.

      Helwig was a member of the Salem United Methodist Church, Cass City, and the Thumb CB Club.

      He is survived by his wife, Myrtle; 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. One son, William; one daughter, Judy, and one granddaughter, Dawn, preceded him in death.

      Funeral services were held Friday at Salem United Methodist Church with the Rev. Clare Patton, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, February 2008)
    Person ID I29747  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Edward Helwig,   b. 16 Feb 1877, Lancaster, Erie County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1959, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Pauline Striffler,   b. 11 Nov 1878, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1967, Caro, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1906  [4
    • Cass City Chronicle
      October 31, 1930

      Mr. and Mrs. Edward Helwig, and son Clark, have moved from the Geo. Bartle farm, 2 1/2 miles east of town, to the Harry Young farm, 8 miles north and 3 miles east of Cass City.

      The 1941 issue of the Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast showed that Mr. and Mrs. Edward Helwig would observed their 35th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26, 1941.
    Family ID F9385  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle O. Walters,   b. 20 Jun 1914, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1998, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1939  Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Judith Ann Helwig,   b. 12 Mar 1940, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1986, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     2. William Boyd Helwig,   b. 24 Jun 1943, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1958, Tuscola County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
    Last Modified 29 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F9766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 May 1911 - Elkland Township, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1939 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 May 1989 - Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 12 May 1989 - Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, October 31, 1930 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S653] Cass City Chronicle, P.O. Box 115, Cass City, Michigan 48726, Published continously since 1899, archived from 1899 through 2005 at http://newspapers.rawson.lib.mi.us/chronicle/, Wednesday, May 17, 1989 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S722] Elkland (Twp, Tuscola Co, MI) Cemetery Records ; http://elkland.rawson.lib.mi.us/.

    4. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), Volume 5, September 1, 1941 (Reliability: 3).