Oscar D. Helling, 63, of Port Charlotte, Florida passed away peacefully at his home September 21, 2009.
He was born March 5, 1946 in Madelia, Minnesota to Gladys (Thordson)
Helling Loft and Clarence Helling. He moved to Mankato in the Spring of 1960 and attended school at Franklin and Mankato High School graduating in 1964. He married Gayle Habinger on January 8, 1966. He was a buyer at Midwest Electric upon its sale and
Started GTO Electronics in St. Peter, MN, then later at National Investors in Mankato, renovating the National Building and developing Mid-Town Square in Mankato. He then retired for a few years and made a move to Tucson, AZ and resided there for 16 years, owning a home health care company, upon the sale of the business he then moved to Port Charlotte, FL. In Port Charlotte he opened a Batteries Plus Store with the assistance of his family. Oscar enjoyed cars, pheasant hunting, boating, fishing and his faithful dog General. He was a member of Edgewater United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte.
Survived by his loving wife, Gayle Helling of Port Charlotte; a son Tracy Helling
of Port Charlotte; a daughter, Ingrid (Husband, Tom)Brummett of Arcadia,FL
two brothers, Charles Wife-Jill Helling of Mankato, MN and Bruce Helling; one sister,
Barbara Hanson of Mankato; Nephews Travis, Tim Helling of Mankato; Troy Helling of California. Proceeded in death by his mother, Gladys Loft, His stepfather, Irwin Loft, his father, Clarence Helling and two nieces Christy Nelson and Kimberly Helling.
Memorial services will be held 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 24, 2009 at Edgewater United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Edgewater United Methodist Church
Bicycle ministry – 19190 Cochran Blvd Port Charlotte, FL 33948-2028 941 625-3039
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the guest book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.