Max Allen Helmbrecht was active at church
Max Allen Helmbrecht, 85, of Seymour and formerly of Columbus, died Monday, February 17, 2014, at Schneck Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held at Central Christian Church, 1434 West 2nd Street, Seymour, on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Lewis Wright officiating. Family and friends may call at Voss Chapel in Seymour Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. There will be a graveside service Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus with a flag and taps presentation by the veterans of Seymour.
Mr. Helmbrecht was a graduate of Shields High School in Seymour and played on its very first golf team. After graduation, he joined the US. Navy serving during the Korean Conflict. He also played on the traveling Navy baseball team. While living in Columbus, Mr. Helmbrecht was a member of the First Christian Church where he sang in the choir and served on the board of deacons. He had also been a member of the Garden City Church of Christ. Mr. Helmbrecht retired from the Columbus Postal Service after 40-plus years of service. After retirement, Mr. Helmbrecht moved to Seymour and joined the Central Christian Church where he was head greeter. He was an avid Cincinnati Reds and Indianapolis Colts fan and his hobbies included playing golf, fishing, bowling, and spending time with his family.
Born June 17, 1928, in Seymour, Mr. Helmbrecht was the son of Lawrence F. and Maud (Bowell) Helmbrecht. On October 25, 1953 at Central Christian Church in Seymour he married Joyce Aileen Bradbury who survives.
In addition to his wife, survivors include children Hank (Kathy) Helmbrecht and Pam (Randy) Shelton; grandchildren, Susan (Paul) Beck, Michael (Rachelle) Phillips, Josh (Jennifer) and Kyle Shelton, and Ashley (Dr. Josh) Maze; great-grandchildren, Magnus Beck, Kaitlyne, Taylor, and Grant Phillips, Dylan and Dominik Shelton, Sarah Chambers, and Celia Maze; sister, Mary Butler; and brother, Ray (Sandy) Bradbury.
Mr. Helmbrecht was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, William and Jim Helmbrecht; and an infant brother.
Memorials to Central Christian Church, American Cancer Society, Don and Dana Myers Cancer Center or charity of choice through the funeral home.