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I am a Veteran.James W. Helfrich

October 15, 1928 - June 12, 2018

James W. Helfrich, 89, of Mentz, TX, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Katy, TX.

He was born on October 15, 1928 to Anton and Annie (Braden) Helfrich in the Heights Addition of Houston, TX. On June 8, 1963 he married Barbara Borski at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Houston, TX.

James worked as geologist for Humble, Chevron and Gulf Oil companies for many years before retiring in 1986. After retirement, James became a cattle rancher which he enjoyed very much. James and Barbara stayed very active by serving in organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Soil and Water Conservation, and their parish. He also served as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He served in the Navy from 1945 - 1947.

He was a wonderful husband and father, and a devout Catholic.

James is survived by his wife Barbara Helfrich of Mentz, TX, and daughter Bridget Helfrich of Katy,TX.

He was preceded in death by his son Matthew Helfrich, father Anton Helfrich, mother Annie Braden Helfrich, sisters Agnes Pagel and Anna Slavin, and brother Harold Helfrich.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas, and Friday from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz, TX.

Parish Prayer Service and Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Roch Catholic Church in Mentz, TX, with Father Michael Lyons officiating.

Burial will take place in St. Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz, TX. Pallbearers are Tim Pagel, Nicholas Pagel, Al Jr. Pagel, Jude Borski, Greg Doll, Greg Borski, Anthony Baumbach, and Michael Borski.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Roch Catholic Church - Mentz, 1600 Frelsburg Rd., Alleyton, TX 78935; or Bernardo Volunteer Fire Dept., 2845 FM 949, Cat Spring, TX 78933.


James W. Helfrich
October 15, 1928 - June 12, 2018



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