Elmer L. Helmen
1926 — 2022
Bud passed away in his home in Roseville, MN on September 1, 2022 at the age of 96. Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy and their grandson Billy Stewart. Survived by his children Carol Stewart (Pat), Diane Johnston (Greg), Steve Helmen, Dave Helmen (Lori) and Sue Rod (Bill) along with nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Bud grew up in Milaca, MN and loved to return there and visit every chance he had. After graduating from Milaca High School in 1944, he was drafted into the army and proudly served as a crewmember of an M-18 Tank Destroyer when he joined his unit in Europe as a 19-year-old replacement in February of 1945. As was the case with so many...