William Helberg Death, Obituary – William “Bill” R. Helberg, age 80, passed away on Friday, February 3, 2023 at the Marshfield Medical Center-Park Falls with his wife by his side. He was a resident of Butternut. On April 30th, 1942, he came into the world as the only child of Roy and Lorraine (Cummings) Helberg.
Following his graduation from high school, he enlisted in the National Guard and went on to serve his country. In Park Falls, on January 26, 1963, he wed the person he considered to be his closest friend, Dorothy Hogue. They just recently celebrated their wonderful marriage for the 60th year. Bill was a man who put in a lot of effort and cared deeply about his family and the community. He spent 37 of those years working at the Flambeau Paper Mill as a crane operator.
Following in the footsteps of his father, he became the President of the Flambeau Area Sportsmen’s Club and found great fulfillment in his role as an instructor of several safety courses, such as Hunter, Gun, Snowmobile, ATV, and Boat Safety. He continued to be of service to his community by creating toys and games that could be enjoyed by youngsters at a variety of events. He was a good buddy, in addition to being brilliant in woodworking and a great storyteller.
Bill loved going on adventures, chopping wood for the fireplace, catching up with his friends, and spending time with his family. He is survived by his wife Dorothy, who resides in Butternut, his daughter Mary, who is married to Vic Helberg and lives in Park Falls, two sisters, Elizabeth “Sue” Miller of Green Bay and Janice (Lowell) Thoms of Appleton, his special friend and brother-in-law Rob (Val) Hogue of Park Falls, and a large number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. Rob Hogue was his brother-in-law. His parents and his sister’s husband, Earl Miller, passed away prior to his passing away.
At the Birch Street Funeral Service Chapel in Park Falls, there will be a visitation on February 10, 2023, beginning at 4:00 pm and continuing until 7:00 pm. At seven o’clock on Friday evening, a military honor guard and flag presentation will take place at the funeral home. This event is being sponsored by the Park Falls American Legion Post.