Christopher Helmrich

October 28th, 1981 to October 8th, 2009


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M. Helmrich, 27, passed away with his sister at his side, Thursday, October 8, 2009 in Port Huron

Hospital following a lifelong fight with Cystic Fibrosis. He was

born October 28, 1981 in Port Huron.


began his working career at Belle Tire and Discount Tire. His most

recent job and greatest love was working with the cows at Reid's

Dairy Farm, earning him the nickname Farmer Chris.


was a country boy at heart. He loved hunting, being in the great

outdoors and the many weeks in his youth spent running around the

Cystic Fibrosis camp. Chris lived life to the fullest and sometimes

on the edge. He was always willing to help people no matter how

poorly he felt. He was recently able to fulfill his lifelong dream

of going to Alaska but saddened that he did not come face to face

with a bear.


is survived by his mother, Wanda Helmrich; father, Michael (Twilla)

Helmrich; sister, Dawn Helmrich; nephew, Anthony Helmrich all of Port

Huron; special aunts, Ruth (Mark) Kennedy of Sarnia, ON and Sharon

Belisle of Toledo, OH; several aunts, uncles and cousins; best

friend, Bill Meeks and several little buddies.


was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hubert & Marion

(Avery) Hyde and William & Ruth (Hennessey) Helmrich.


service will be 11 am. Wednesday at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. Fr.

Jim Meyers will officiate.


hours are 4-8 pm. Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 am. until the service



lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the wishes of the family or

Chalfonte House

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