Ernest A. Hellmer
March 31, 1933 – January 4, 2022
A Private Memorial Service will be held for the family. Graveside Services will be held in Westphalia, Kansas at a future date. Private Family Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to your favorite National Park.
Ernest A. Hellmer, age 88, of Westphalia Kansas, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.
Ernie was born on March 31, 1933, the son of Frank and Agnes in Olpe, Kansas. He served in the Army from 1953 – 1955. On October 22, 1955, he was united in marriage to love of his life, Doris Schulte. This union was blessed with three daughters. He graduated from Emporia State Teachers college in 1959.
Ernie worked in the insurance industry for 34 years. He enjoyed visiting national parks with his wife, and family vacations in Estes Park Colorado. Ernie also enjoyed hunting and fishing, home remodeling, and was an accomplished carpenter creating many beautiful wood working projects (his girls kept him busy!).
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lee and Francis; sister, Ronnie Benne. Ernie is survived by his loving wife of sixty-six years; three daughters, Debbie Smolinski (Jerry), Tina Peterson (Les), Elaine Mitera (Gary); three grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brothers, John and Jerry.
A Private Memorial Service will be held for the family. Graveside Services will be held in Westphalia, Kansas at a future date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to your favorite national park.