Roger Helming, 90, of Whitewater, passed away on Jan. 12, 2020, at Heartstone/Fairhaven Senior Community.

Roger was born March 19, 1929, in Plymouth to Calvin and Esther (Scheib) Helming. Roger graduated from North High School, Sheboygan, in 1948, and then went into the Navy. After military service, he married Shirley Stichert on June 6, 1953, and then went to UW-Whitewater to receive a teaching degree. He also attained his MS in education from the University of North Dakota. Roger and Shirley had four children. Roger taught high school business and coached basketball at Stockbridge, Monroe and Sheboygan North high schools. In 1967 they moved to Whitewater where Roger taught in the College of Business and then became the Assistant Director of Placement Services at UW-Whitewater until his retirement in 1990.

Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Calvin Helming; and wife, Shirley.

He is survived by his children, Hope (Charles) Lindholm, Whitewater; Hal Helming, Whitewater; David Helming, McFarland; and Heidi (Dan) Jaworski, Waterford; four grandchildren, Jacob Helming, Joshua Helming, Michael Helming, Kaitlyn Helming; and three grandchildren, Lily and Emma Helming, and Jace Helming.

A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Whitewater. Visitation will take place from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

Nitardy Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


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