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Paul Helzer

Funeral Services were held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 6, 1990 at the Presbyterian United Church of Christ. Interment was held in the Aurora Cemetery.

OBITUARY: Paul Helzer

Paul F. Helzer, the son of Conrad and Katherine (Sinner) Helzer, Sr., was born at Harvard, Nebraska, on April 12, 1917, and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on January 4, 1990, at the age of 72 years, 8 months, and 22 days.

He grew up and attended grade school near Harvard, and the 9th and 10th grades at Eldorado, and graduated from Stockham High School in 1934.

On June 7, 1942, he was united in marriage to Neoma C. Griess at Sutton, Nebraska.

Paul helped lead the Eldorado Rangers and supported all 4-H Clubs and the Clay County Fairs. He was active in the Clay County Livestock Feeders Association, and served as the president in 1971, 1972 and 1973. He received the Lontime Feeder Award in 1981, and he received the Centennial Grassland Award in 1967. He served as president of the Clay County Planning and Zoning Committee for several years before retiring from the farm and moving to Aurora. He helped his dad (C.J. Helzer) with the hamburger and taffy stand at the county and state fairs, and later remember many friends with taffy at Christmas.

Paul was active member of the Aurora Presbyterian United Church of Christ as long as his health permitted. After his retirement he jointed the Aurora Lions Club. His special interest was the monthly paper drives. He also enjoyed bowling with the “boys” and the Senior Man’s Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy Sergeant, and a brother Conrad J. (Hap) Helzer, Jr.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife Neoma, of Aurora; on son Norman of Lincoln; 2 daughters, Linda Cerveny of Lincoln and Arlis Henry of Arkansas City, Kansas; 3 brothers, Lawrence of West Helena, Arkansas, Vaughn of Sutton and Robert of Columbia, Missouri; one sister Catherine Traudt of Sutton; 6 grandchildren and many other relatives and close friends.