Wilhelm “Wild Bill” Julius Helmstadter
Wilhelm “Wild Bill” Helmstadter, 62, of Lincoln, passed away February 1, 2018. One of ten children born to Donald & JoAnn Helmstadter, April 4, 1955.
Bill’s careers spanned from painter and car salesman to finally carpet installer. Working up to his last day, only taking a short break to battle and beat cancer. When Bill wasn’t working, he enjoyed everything outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and camping. He also loved spending time with family and friends, reminiscing about the good ole days.
Preceded in death by his parents, Don & JoAnn; sister, Kathy; ex-wife, Barbara; partner, Jenny. He is survived by his children and their spouses; Shane Helmstadter & Dawn Brunke; Emma and Adam Thorne; Rachael Robinette & Tommy Ray; 3 granddaughters; Lillian, Aubrey and Harper; brothers; Don, David, Robert, and Michael; sisters; Carla, Cindi, Pam and Kim; many nieces and nephews; countless friends.
Cremation. No visitation. Celebration of Life, Saturday, March 3, 2018, 4pm-7pm. Arnold’s Tavern, 6113 Havelock Ave, Lincoln, NE 68507. Please come and have a drink and share a story about Wild Bill! Come and go as you please!
Funeral Home assisting is Aspen Mortuary, 4822 Cleveland Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504. To view an on-line obituary or email condolences please visit Aspen Mortuary’s website at www.aspenaftercare.com.
Condolences for Wilhelm “Wild Bill” Julius Helmstadter
My Brother, my friend, I WILL miss you as you have been there when I needed advice. The Gates of Heaven have opened for you. I pray that you will find Peace and walk as you go throughout the Heavenly Gates. So Sorry Shane, Emma, Rachel and grandkids. I Love You My Brother.
Condolences to his children Emma, Racheal, and Shane and his beautiful grandchildren. I’m truly missing you, Your now at peace and in our Saviours arms. Rest In Peace Billy I love you 😇 Love your sister Carla
I am so sorry to hear about Billy. He was a great brother in law to me. He will definitely be missed. My thoughts and prayers to the Family. RIP Billy!!
oh my gosh so very sorry the Lord needed him more then us he is smiling down on us
My sympathies for your loss. God Bless
I don’t like to think of deaths and I’m gonna always think your out there somewhere ….
My Brother Billy my friend that you have been since the day you were born. From then until now and for ever memories
you will be with me. Thank you for always being there for me when needed and never turning your back on me. I thank God we got to see each other in September after 14 years of me being away and spoke with you 2 days before God took you from us to be with with him . I pray to see you in the next go round if its Gods will I pray. I Pray for eternial pieace for you. I Love and forever will miss you, Billy Billy Billy your brother Bob. Please Pray for His Children.
I am so sad to hear about your loss. What a good man with a good soul. ‘Brother Bill’ was one of a kind. I will miss him and remember the ‘good ole days’ for sure. Shane, Emma, & Rachel my thoughts and prayers are with you. He loved you so much & didn’t hesitate to express it. His loyalty is beyond compare. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. A friend always in my heart and so glad I have many great memories.
We will miss you Billy..I will miss our long talks on the phone, we known each other for such a long time, 47 years..Just talked with you couple weeks ago. When we were young had such good times..You RIP Bill..
You’ve always been close to me and tears me apart to let you go. I know in my heart your at peace and with many loved ones. I love you Billy until we meet again. Love Carla
My Uncle Billy, I remember when I was younger that I saw you almost everyday! If ever I needed you, you were there to help me. I will always remember your wonderful sense of humor, I believe you are where I get my dark sarcastic humor from. I will miss you and think of you!
I will always love you and I thank you for all you have done! You were a good Uncle to me and I appreciate that more now that I’m older. Rest now and watch over all that we love.
I am so deeply sorry Shane, Emma, and Rachael. May God bring you peace.
I love you all!
So sorry to hear about Bill. I have thought of him so many times. My thoughts and prayers to his children and family. RIP Bill
RIP Uncle Billy. I know it was years ago we last seen each other but it doesn’t change the effect of losing a family member. Until we meet again. Love you
Emma. So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you, Adam and the girls
Bill will be missed
So very sorry for your loss. Prayers that your memories will be a comfort.
Dear Billy I don’t know where to start it seems so unreal to look across the alley and you not be there. We’ve been friends since I was 12 and neighbors for the last 30 years I’ve watched your children grow I’ve seen you become a grandfather and what Pride you held in that. I kept up to date on your cancer and you beat that ! I’m not sure why God thought he needed you home now but for whatever reason I know you’re at peace . Please watch over your girls your grandchildren and Shane they’ll always be looking for you over their shoulder. Goodbye my dear friend till I see you again.