Arthur "Artie" Helm

Arthur "Artie" Helm, 88, of Saukville died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 3, 2009, at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital in Mequon.

He was born Oct. 14, 1920, in Mequon, son of the late Arthur and Olga Schroeder Helm.

Art served in the U.S. Army during World War II and on July 27, 1946, he married Regina "Jean" Kimla in Saukville. She preceded him in death in 2006.

Art worked for the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Department for 28 years, serving as traffic officer, sergeant, and served as sheriff from 1967 to 1979. He was a member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Saukville and St. Peter’s Brotherhood, Landt-Thiel Post 470 American Legion in Saukville, VFW Post 5373, Military Order of Cooties Pup Tent 22, and 40 et 8. He proudly served as chairman of the Ozaukee County War Memorial.

He is survived by his two sons, Richard (Judy) Helm and Arthur Jr. "Butch" (Jean) Helm, both of Saukville; his grandchildren, Rick, Ryan, Laura, Adam and Andrew; his great-grandchildren, Alexis, Paige and Nathan; and his brother Wilmer (Rita) Helm of Wausaukee. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Lucille Rinn, Evelyn Moegenburg, Ruth Kertscher and Janet Jacoby; and two brothers, Willard and Robert Helm.

Funeral services will be held on Friday evening, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 166 W. Dekora St., Saukville. Visitation will be at the church Friday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a VFW and Legion walk-through at 6:30 p.m.

Burial with full military honors will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Saukville in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight are appreciated.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com.