Helmut E. Putler

Helmut E. Putler

May 9, 1932 – July 14, 2023

Born in Munster, Germany on May 9, 1932, he immigrated to the United States in 1955 with his fiancee, Ruth, whom he later married. He is survived by wife, Ruth G. Putler; sons: Arnold H. (Jan), Mike R. (Wendy), and Kevin C. Putler; seven grandchildren: Shannon, Erik, Lauren, Fae, Maddie, Kaylee, and Nicholas; sister, Ingeborg Putler.

VISITATION: Monday, July 17th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICE: Tuesday, July 18th at 1pm, West Center Chapel.  Interment, Hillcrest.  Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To view a live broadcast of the Service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.



  • Jim Spevak Posted July 16, 2023 12:10 am

    My sympathy to the entire family. What a wonderful friend and musician.
    It was my pleasure to have played on many gigs with him over the years.

  • Joyce Graybill Posted July 18, 2023 11:27 am

    Enjoyed Halmut’s music with all the bands. Sympathy to the family.

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