Leon W. Helling, age 74 of Linn, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.
Leon was born December 14, 1942, in Franklin County, Missouri, a son to the late Raymond and Mildred (Fahrmeier) Helling.
Leon attended Union High School.
On June 8, 1968, he was united in marriage to Joyce Hoener in Bay, Missouri. She survives of the home.
Leon owned and operated his own excavating business and was an over the road truck driver but due to failing health he retired in 2007.
He enjoyed being outside hunting and fishing. His greatest joy was spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.
Leon was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Owensville.
In addition to his spouse of 49 years, Leon is survived by: two children, LeAnn Helling and her husband Donald Mounce of Owensville and Bradley Helling and his wife Korrie of Mexico; a daughter-in-law, Melanie Helling of Mexico; two sisters, Ann Havelke and her husband Dale of Owensville, and Beth Hendrickson and her husband Dennis of Overland Park, KS; two brothers, Rollin Helling of Leslie, and Kent Helling of Owensville; a half-brother, Michael Helling and his wife Barbara of Union; seven grandchildren, Diana, Alex, Ona, Bradley, Wyatt, Stephen, and Melina; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one son, Stephen Helling; one sister, Carla Helling; and one brother, Mark Helling.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 12, 2017, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Owensville.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Leon Helling Family.