David Lee Helm

June 13, 1950 ~ June 28, 2014

Helm_04-02-2010_21-27-13 copyDavid (Dave) Lee Helm, 64, Brandon, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at the Dougherty Hospice Home in Sioux Falls after a lengthy illness.

Visitation will be 4:30 to 7pm, Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at Heartland Funeral Home, with family present from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Funeral services will be 1:00pm, Wednesday, July 2, at Heartland Funeral Home, with Fr. Terry Weber officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael Cemetery in Sioux Falls.

Dave Helm was born June 13, 1950 in Sioux Falls, to Clarence and Vicki (Shodak) Helm. He attended Eugene Field Elementary, Whittier Jr. High and Washington High School. Dave held many different occupations including a mechanic, a police officer, owner of H/H garbage service in Brandon, and as an over-the-road truck driver. Most recently, Dave drove for Sara Lee.

In early years, Dave spent a lot of time deer and pheasant hunting with his family. Dave also was a huge race fan and Huset’s Speedway was a big part of his spare time. He co-owned a car with Kelly Egan and worked on several cars. He boxed as a kid and continued to enjoy watching the sport throughout his life. Dave will forever be known for his storytelling and joking with people.

Dave will be deeply missed by his wife, Helen; seven children, Tim (Naja) Lemke, Sioux Falls, Christina (Bruce Crawford) McGregor, Sioux Falls, Jon (Kim) Helm, Sioux Falls, Steven Helm, Sioux Falls, Clarence (Jessica) Helm, South Bend, IN, Nathan Helm, Brandon, and Patrick (Shannon) Helm, Brandon; twelve grandchildren, Katie, Jordan P, Samantha, Makenzie, Dylan, Jordan C, Carys, Ayda, Mila, Mia, Shaylee and Zane; two great-grandchildren, Taylor, Amelia, and soon to be Baby Boy Page; two brothers, Darrell (Linda) Helm, and Dan (Joyce) Helm, both of Sioux Falls; and one sister, Jeri (Tike) Robinson, Sioux Falls, many nieces and nephews and Dave’s best little buddies, “Beans & Pooh”.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents and one son, David (Dave) Joseph Helm.

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  • Monica Mickelson says:

    Christina n Helm Family,

    Prayers and thoughts to all of you in this time of sorrow.. Just remember your husband, father, father in law, brother, grandfather and uncle will always be with you in memories and in your heart and there will be a day you will all be together again.

    Co-worker and friend of Christina’s

    Monica Mickelson

  • Joel Eiesland says:

    Tim & Family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your friends at Brown & Saenger, Joel Eiesland

  • Chris Holmes says:

    Thoughts and prayers with you and your family Helen…

  • Linda Nagel (KOLBREK) says:

    To the HELM family. Sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and thoughts will always be with you. The KOLBREK FAMILY. Long time family friends. Please take care.

  • Dennis Smith says:

    My belated condolence to the family. Tim may you have comfort and strength knowing David in a better place even though it can be so hard to let go of the memories. Although I am at a great distance it’s my hope we see one another hunting soon.

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