Roger P Helbling, 77, of Troy, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2007, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born Feb. 15, 1930, in Gridley, Ill. Mr. Helbling was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He retired from General Electric after 36 years in sales. He is a member of Birmingham Masonic Lodge 44 F&AM. He was a resident of Troy since 1998 and formerly of Berkley for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, Ailene B. Helbling, whom he married September 20, 1953, in Gridley, Ill.; children, Susan (Rodney) Hasler of Escondido, Calif. and Steven (Diann) Helbling of Orion, grandson, Sean Hasler; and brothers, William Helbling of Gridley, Ill. and Robert (Leatrice) Helbling of Fisher, Ill. He was predeceased by his son, Thomas Helbling (1975); and grandson, Christopher Hasler. Services were held Saturday at SawyerFuller Funeral Home, Berkley. Interment, Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan 29777 Telegraph Road Southfield, MI 48034.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Oct. 21, 2007.
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