DIXON – Albert G. Helfrich Jr., 54, of Dixon, died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family, after battling a long illness.
He was born Aug. 16, 1959, in Dixon, the son of Albert and Barbara (Culver) Helfrich Sr. He had worked at Dixon Web, BorgWarner, and York Refrigeration. He married Felicia Spotts on Nov. 4, 2011, in Dixon.
Albert loved spending time with family and friends. He also liked to fish and garden. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan.
He is survived by his wife, Felicia; children, Joseph (Marilyn) Helfrich of Dixon, Cara Balsley of Iowa, Jacob Lewis of Dixon, Joshua Helfrich of Sterling, and Santana Martinez, Matthew Martinez, and Selena Martinez, all of Dixon; four grandchildren, Jonah, MacKenzie, Karissa, and Caliann; eight brothers, Michael (Rebecca) Helfrich, Charles (Kathleen) Helfrich, William (Laura) Helfrich, Scott (Lynn) Helfrich, Daniel (Melody) Helfrich, John (Kim) Helfrich, Donald (Sally) Helfrich, and Glenn (Rachel) Helfrich, all of Dixon; his grandmother, Olive Culver of Dixon; several aunts and uncles, including Sharon Kemp of Dixon; numerous nieces and nephews; and special friends, Brian (Michelle) Geiger, Kenny (Lee) Mumford, and George Fichtenmuller.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Leo Patterson officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the funeral. Jones Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Visit www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.