Dorothy and Eldon Helmke


First Posted: 11/19/2014

FORT JENNINGS — Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Helmke, of Fort Jennings, celebrated 50 years of marriage Nov. 22, 2014. A family dinner was held at The Out Post in Fort Jennings.

Helmke and the former Dorothy Huber were married Nov. 21, 1964, in St. John’s Lutheran Church by the Rev. Henry Oestreich.

They are the parents of two sons, Robert (Lori) Helmke of Ohio City and Brent (Jennifer) Helmke of Kalida. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Eldon is retired from Deshler Farmers, in Deshler. His wife is retired from Central Insurance Companies, Van Wert.