Steven C. Helms, USAF Tec. Sgt. Retired, 56, of Belleville, IL, born July 30, 1960, in Orlando, FL, died Saturday, July 8, 2017, with his family by his side.
Steven served in the USAF for over 20 years and was a Desert Storm veteran. He later worked at Curt Smith’s Sporting Goods in Belleville, IL. He was a man of many creations.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert H. Helms (USAF Master Sgt. Retired) and Imogene, nee Cooley, Helms; a brother, Gary Helms; and a sister, Teresa Helms, both in infancy.
Surviving are his wife Lisa S. nee Glaeser, Helms, whom he married on July 7, 2007;
a daughter, Sara Helms of Hayden, ID;
two sons, Corey (Ashley) Muendlein, and their 2 children, Cannon and Sawyer, of Millstadt, IL,
and Aaron Muendlein and his fiancé, (Brooke Coakley) of Belleville, IL.
two canine companions, Bella and Sophie;
a sister, Karen (Patrick) Hill, and their daughter, Kacie Hill, of Donalsonville, GA;
a sister-in-law, Robin (Tom) Lodes of Fairview Heights, IL;
two brothers-in-law, John (Judy) Glaeser, of Millstadt, IL,
and Dan (Pam) Glaeser of Swansea, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to BackStoppers or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Il.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Rich Bersett officiating.
Burial with honors will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Condolences Left For Steven Helms
Lisa–You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May you find peace, strength, and comfort as you lay Steve to rest.
Marci Reeves, Collinsville, Il, 62334
As a customer at Curt Smith Sporting Goods, Steve and I formed a close friendship that lasted over 15 years. I am extremely distraught to hear he lost his battle with cancer. He has been in my thoughts often during his struggle. I will cherish the time we knew each other for years to come. My condolences go out to his family.
Wayne Bendall, O’Fallon, IL, 62269
Wish to extend our sadness. His great pride in his daughter and our grand daughter Sara Helms. He was so proud of her graduation from college, her work at our local hospital, and goal of a Master’s Degree.
Patrick & Louise O’Brien USAF Retired, Hayden, Idaho, 83835
To Sara, Karen,Patrick, Kacie, Lisa & family-Steven was always patriotic, committed to family & loved life. He loved our baby girl dearly & supported her in her goals & achievements. He was a great dad! His struggle over the past year has been tremendous, & he was taken too young. I know he will be greatly missed, but is now at peace in the arms of the Lord. He has left you with fond memories and his love forever in your heart. May you find peace & comfort as you go forward knowing you have these very precious gifts to reflect on. God Bless each of you. Sincerely & with sympathy, Betty Helms.
Betty Helms, Coeur d’alene, ID, 83815
Lisa, I never knew your husband but I remember you as a little girl on Benevolent Dr. and was delighted to follow you and Steve on FB. My thoughts and prayers go to you and your family at this sad time. God bless you!
Carol Kniepkamp, Swansea, IL, 62226
Lisa and family, How sad to lose Steve. And such an awful disease. Wishing all your good memories will help you through this time of deep loss.
Sharon Scheibel Milley, The Villages, FL, 32163
Lisa and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Hal and Lisa Hoppe, Columbia, Il, 62236
Steven was a class mate of mine in high school. I appreciate his service to this country. I am praying for your family’s loss!
Debra Faircloth Cox, Pelham, Georgia, 31779