Edruth "Bud" David Helwig

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2002

Former Kasilof resident Edruth "Bud" David Helwig died Friday, May 10, 2002, at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 92.

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel.

Mr. Helwig was born Jan. 15, 1910, in Shamokin, Penn. He served in the U.S. Navy for 15 years and during WWII and the Korean conflict. He moved to Kasilof in 1986 and later to Soldotna. Mr. Helwig worked as a machinist and tool and die maker. He owned and operated his own service station in Los Angeles, Calif., and later owned and operated an auto repair shop in Ramona, Calif.

He was a life member of the National Rifle Association, Al Malaikah Temple, American Legion, Free Masons Lodge of California, Cryptic Masons of California, and Knights Templar of California. Mr. Helwig was also a minister with the Universal Life Church of Modesto, Calif.

"Bud," as he was known to friends, enjoyed fishing, hunting, rock hounding, gold mining, reading and photography.

"Bud was a dear friend and will be forever missed. We will miss taking him fishing on the Kenai River that he loved so much. We will miss sharing our lives with Bud. He will be dearly missed by our family and his many friends," his friends said.

Mr. Helwig is survived by a son, George Wayne Helwig of Oregon; granddaughters, Katrina Helwig and Michille Barba of California; and friends, Leo and Tootie Turgeon and Garry and Linda Daniels of Soldotna.

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