Born: June 26, 1956 - Deceased: August 12, 2021
William “Bill” James Helbig was born June 26, 1956, in East St. Louis, IL, and passed away August 12, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.
Bill grew up in Belleville and graduated from Belleville West High School in 1974. He attended both Ranken Technical School and SWIC. Bill was a chemical operator for over 40 years, retiring in 2017.
Bill was preceded in death by his:
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Bill loved spending time with family – especially “hump days” with his grandkids, who he affectionately referred to as “Papa’s Punks.” Bill and Kim loved to travel the country together. He enjoyed the family vacations to the beach and looked forward to the annual ski trip with his life-long friends. He will be dearly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.
Memorials: Memorials can be made to the Smithton Food Pantry, where Bill was a volunteer, c/o Mark Rodriguez, 606 Klein Dr., Smithton, IL 62285.
Services: A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
My deepest sympathy to all, sending prayers and hugs!
So sorry about Bill your brother RIP Bill
Bill was an incredible friend. We will miss him very much. All our love to Kim and the whole family.
The Irons Family
Such a kind and considerate man he was. We will miss you Bill. Our loss is Mike’s win. I just know you are together once again. Best buds FOREVER!