James "Jim" B. Helten, 62, passed away on June 28, 2017
James “Jim” Benjamin Helten, 62, of El Dorado, passed away at home on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
A private burial service will be held on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Jim was born in Wichita, on Aug. 22, 1954, to John N. and Margaret A. (Struble) Helten.
Jim grew up on a farm in Eastern Sedgwick County and, after graduating from Derby Senior High School, joined the Air Force where he served as a mechanic in the Minuteman Missile program. After working in the elevator/escalator industry most of his adult life, he retired early as a mechanic from Kone Americas Elevator & Escalator.
He is survived by: his siblings, Kathy (Phil) Smith of Interlochen, Mich., Mary (Steve) Wheeler of Rose Hill, Gerald (Sue) Helten of Douglass, Peter (Michelle) Helten of Augusta, Carol Ann (Jerrod) Sorensen of Mulvane, and Carolyn Sue (Jeff) Richwine of Rose Hill; 38 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, John N. Helten, Jr.
Jim cared deeply about his family. We loved him and we will always carry him in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Sunlight Children’s Advocacy & Rights Foundation (SCARF) at 1918 N. Prairie Creed Rd., Andover, KS 67002.
Arrangements Lakeview Funeral Home and Crematory, Wichita.