Louis "Brent" Helwig

January 1, 1938 - November 17, 2021
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Louis “Brent” Helwig, 83, of Strasburg, who was bathed in the sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center at Canton following a brief illness.

Born January 1, 1938, in Chillicothe, Ohio, he was the son of the late Louis John and Maude …

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Louis “Brent” Helwig, 83, of Strasburg, who was bathed in the sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church, passed away Wednesday, November 17, 2021 in Cleveland Clinic Mercy Medical Center at Canton following a brief illness.

Born January 1, 1938, in Chillicothe, Ohio, he was the son of the late Louis John and Maude Ella (Murphy) Helwig, he was a veteran having served with the United States Army Reserve and was a graduate of Franklin University with a degree in Engineering. Brent was an Inventor, Entrepreneur and a small Business Owner.

Possessing a deep faith and a devout Catholic, Brent was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover, the Knights of Columbus and also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

On April 23, 1960, Brent married the former Winifrede C. Michaels and together they shared over 61 years of marriage before his passing. In addition to his wife, Brent is survived by his seven children, Louis “Brent” (Cheryl) Helwig II and Dolores “Dee” (Bob) Burke both of Florida, Christopher (Martha) Helwig of Bolivar, Karen (Howard) Poorman of Dover, Patrick (Tammy) Helwig of Zoar, Mary (Jim) Seldenright of New Philadelphia and Theresa (Todd) Hamm of Virginia; 24 grandchildren and 83 Great Grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, a granddaughter Alicia Helwig, also preceded him in death.

A Funeral mass will be held Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:30 AM in St. Joseph Catholic Church at Dover with Father Jimmy Hatfield officiating. Burial will be in St. Stephen’s Cemetery at Bolivar where the New Philadelphia VFW will provide military honors. Visitation will be held Monday, November 22, 2021 from 4 to 7 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover with a Christian Wake Service beginning at 6:45 PM.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105


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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, November 22, 2021

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 7:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover


5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Time: 10:30 am

St. Joseph Catholic Church


613 North Tuscarawas Avenue
Dover, OH 44622

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 23, 2021

St. Stephen's Cemetery


Tuscarawas St.
Bolivar, OH 44612

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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Born: January 1, 1938
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Brayden Ames posted on 12/1/21

For the man that dedicated his whole life to his country, family, wife, and everyone's wellbeing i thank you sincerely.


Barbara Johnson posted on 11/24/21

Aunt Winnie, I’m so sorry for your loss. There are no words to take away your hurt and pain. May God’s Grace bring you strength, comfort, and healing. Love you dearly.


ALAN & KAREN BORSI posted on 11/23/21

Alan & I are so sorry to hear of your loss. You will always have such great memories to remember your life and love you shared together for so many years. I know in my heart Brent is in peace and forever home. love and prayers to you and your children.


John and Liz Lindberg posted on 11/22/21

With sincere sympathy, we pray for God’s love and peace to surround your family during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14


Kathy and Craig Steele posted on 11/22/21

Sending our prayers for God's comfort and peace to the Helwig family.


Lynn R McMillen posted on 11/22/21

Our Deepest Sympathy for your Loss Lynn and Cindy McMillen


Tyler & Roni Towe posted on 11/20/21

We send our deepest condolences to all of the Helwig family. Our thoughts are with you.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 11/20/21

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Louis Helwig, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Army Reserve Veteran, Louis Helwig, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Willie Hickman posted on 11/19/21

My thoughts and prayers are with you.


BARBARA GIBSON posted on 11/19/21

Winnie and family members. Roger and I are so sorry for the loss of our precious Brent. Winnie we are here for you at all times. If you or any family members need anything please don't hesitate to ask. We love you and your in our prayers every day and night. Love Roger & Barb


BARBARA GIBSON posted on 11/19/21

Brent we will sadly miss you. You will be in our hearts forever. We are happy to know we have such a wonderful guardian watching over us. Our Father in heaven must of needed you there to invent him some beautiful things. We love you and will sadly miss you a lot. We will see you when we get there. Love,. Roger and Barb


Arnetta Crockett Whippler (Mother Mabell Murphy)” posted on 11/19/21

Love and Prayers to you Winney and your lovely family from ours..Mickey, Tia, Cody,Dr. Tommy and cousin Arnetta..Brent always kept in touch with Aunt Mabel, Uncle Almond and currently myself..I will miss his first of month phone calls to keep in touch with ‘family’ ties’ …Thank you Brent and God Bless!!


Vicki Congrove posted on 11/19/21

Aunt Winnie and all of my cousins, you are in my prayers and in my heart. I am so sorry that Uncle Brent has died but know that he remains in the grace of the Church and the Holy Family. Love and support to you all! Vicki C.


Carmel A. Haueter posted on 11/19/21

My deepest sympathies to the Helwig family. Mr. Helwig lived a great life and will be forever missed by the beautiful family he created. I know you will all be comforted by your happy memories. God blessed you all Carmel A. Haueter


Mary A Mesi posted on 11/18/21

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you comfort and the warmth of his love. Love, Mary Ann McCatherine Mesi


Tod and KendraCrilley posted on 11/18/21

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love Tod and KendraCrilley