Rudolph Herman Helle, Jr., age 95, of Millersport, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark. Rudy was born November 11, 1923, in Columbus, to the late Rudolph and Willetta (Elliott) Helle, Sr.
He graduated from Columbus South High School and received a Chemistry degree from Capital University. Rudy was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired engineer from Rockwell International. Rudy was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jean. He is survived by children, Karen (Patrick) Klein of Lancaster, Barbara (Craig) Stough of Sylvania, OH and Rudolph (Sondra) Helle III of Millersport; grandchildren, Andrea (Donal) Smyth, Sara (Todd) Stabenow, John (Emily) Klein, Benjamin (Michelle) Stough, Katharine (Thomas) Feister, Lyndsey Stough, Tiffany (Andrew) Polte, Stephanie (Brian) Gwin and James Helle; and 13 great-grandchildren.
His family will receive friends on Monday, January 21, 2019, from 11 – 1 p.m. at the Cotner Funeral Home, 7369 East Main Street, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068, where his funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Bill Lavely officiating. Interment will be in Silent Home Cemetery.