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Service Information
Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, MN
Saturday, May 1, 2010
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information

Leon “Lee” Andrew Helmbrecht, age 56, of Winsted passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2010.

He was born on May 16, 1953 in Watertown the son of Kenneth & Marilyn Quast Helmbrecht.

Lee graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1972. Following graduation from High School he attended diesel mechanic school in Hutchinson.

He was employed as a truck driver for Brose Farms in rural Howard Lake.

Lee enjoyed camping, fishing, deer hunting working on cars, restoring antique cars, was a good handyman and helped many people. Lee was a hard worker!

Survived his children: Troyd Helmbrecht of Kimball, Felecia Williams of Cokato, Justin Helmbrecht of Silver Lake and Elise Helmbrecht of Hutchinson; his mother: Marilyn Helmbrecht of Winsted; twin brother: Loren Helmbrecht and a brother: Joe (Sue) Helmbrecht all of Howard Lake; a sister: JoAnn (Dale) Lachermeier of Lester Prairie; other relatives and friends.

Lee was preceded in death by his daughter: Jessica Helmbrecht, his father: Kenneth Helmbrecht, a brother: Keith Helmbrecht and by his grandparents: Louis & Caroline Helmbrecht, Andrew Quast, Ida Quast Roufs and George Roufs.

A Memorial service for Leon “Lee” Helmbrecht will be held on Saturday, May 1st at 11:00 A.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Father Tony Hesse will officiate. Readings will be by Edmund Nowak.

Private interment Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A Time of Gathering will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May1st from 9:30-11:00 A.M.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. CATHY OSNESS

    Our prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Lee was a special person and we enjoyed his company and stories when he would come to visit us at the lake. He was fun to talk to about old cars and life in general. We will miss him for our 4th of July shing-dig on Collinwood Lake.

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  2. Heidi LaFave

    To Elise and the family of Leon Helmbrecht,
    We are very sorry for the tragic loss. Elise, please know that your entire Nursing class is here for you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. Debra and Craig Gruenhagen

    Our Deepest Sympathy to the Helmbrecht family. We were sorry to hear of the passing of Lee.

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  4. Stan and Jill Ernhart

    Sorry. You lost a good man. He was always the first to greet people by name and inquire on their well being. He had enthusiasm for life.

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  5. Heidi LaFave

    To Elise and the family of Leon Helmbrecht,
    We are very sorry for the tragic loss. Elise, please know that your entire Nursing class is here for you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  6. Angie Jagodzinski

    Lee came to the Dr. Neff’s as a patient and he was always polite and could make us all laugh. He was a good man and his smile will be missed…blessings to your family!

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  7. Susan Higgins & Irma Howard (Nybergs)

    You are in our thoughts and prayers and hope the memories of Leon will bring much comfort to you. Our saddness goes to the entire family of Leon Helmbrecht. To JoAnn and Marilyn, a special hug for both of you.

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  8. Jeff and Lisa Bayerl

    With deepest sympathy to the family, Lee we will miss you. You were a great friend.

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  9. LANCE YOUNGQUIST

    My deepest sympathy to the entire Helmbrecht family. Special thoughts to Marilyn Quast Helmbrecht, my cousin. You are all in my prayers…..

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  10. Cheryl Brown (Fourneau)

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Lee was a great person and will be missed.

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  11. Susan Rasmussen

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Lee was a great person, such a big heart. And such a practical joker! I will always remember the glint in his eye and that start of a smile on his face when he knew he was going to pull the wool over your eyes! 🙂 Such a lovely man. He is greatly missed. Love you to all, Susan

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