Jon L. Helfin, 79, Wabash, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday, May 3, 2020, at Wesleyan Health and Rehabilitation in Marion.
He was born June 26, 1940 in Barberton, Ohio, to Paul and Eleanor (Hodgkinson) Helfin.
He was a 1958 graduate of Wabash High School, and attended Indiana Technical Institute. He served in the Indiana National Guard. Helfin married Linda Pretorius at the Wabash Street United Methodist Church on April 7, 1968.
He worked at Wabash Metals, Wabash Magnetics, taught drafting at Peru High School, taught welding and work experience at the Heartland Career Center, and owned and operated Helfin Sheet Metal in Wabash. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church. He enjoyed traveling, going to auctions, and wintering in Port Aransas, Tex. He especially loved his grandkids and his dogs.
He is survived by his wife: Linda Helfin, Wabash; two children: Tonja Helfin, Marion; and Sean (Molly) Helfin of Wabash; three grandchildren: Wyatt (Jayden Liechty) Helfin, Warren; Sydney Helfin and Lane Helfin, Wabash; sister: Kathy Helfin, Marion; and brother: Mark Helfin, Bloomington.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother: Gary Helfin.
There will be no services. Burial will be in Everrest Memorial Cemetery in Logansport at a later date.
Preferred memorials are Christ United Methodist Church or Carey Services.