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Ed C. Helmer

September 25, 1934 — February 3, 2022

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Ed C. Helmer, age 87 of Belle Fourche, died Thursday, February 3, 2022 at his home in Spearfish, with his loving wife by his side.

The funeral service will be held 1pm Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the United Methodist Church in Belle Fourche.  Visitation will take place 5 to 7pm Wednesday at Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche.  Interment will take place in Pine Slope Cemetery.

Ed’s funeral service will be broadcasted live online, on his obituary page located on the funeral home’s website:

Ed Chris Helmer was born September 25, 1934 in Belle Fourche.  He was the son of Chris and Zeta (Wilson) Helmer.  Ed grew up on a ranch south of Belle Fourche, and graduated from the Spearfish High School in 1953.  Ed was married to Charlotte Williamson on June 5, 1960 in Sturgis.  To this union 4 children were born: Christy, Kelly, Monty, and Jennel.  Following their marriage, Ed and Char ranched west of Belle Fourche.  In 1984 they moved to the north side of Belle Fourche and Ed worked for area ranchers.  Since June of 2021, Ed and Char have lived in the Hickory House in Spearfish.  Together, Ed and Char have been blessed with 61 years of marriage.

Ed was a loving father and grandfather.  He was musical, and he enjoyed gardening and working with flowers.  He loved the ranch life and working with his livestock.  He was a hard-working man in his younger years.  Ed enjoyed dancing, was was a kind, caring, and patient man.  Years ago Ed gave his life to Christ and he’s been a believer for several years.  One of his favorite memories was playing football for Spearfish High School.  He always said when he knocked a guy down, he knew that he’d been hit hard.  Ed will be missed greatly by his family and friends.

Ed is survived by his wife, Char of Spearfish; son, Monty (Teresa) of Cartersville, Georgia; daughters, Christy (Colin) Knuteson of New Town, North Dakota, Kelly (Ed) Chuck of Royse City, Texas, Jennel (Dan) Johnson of Mitchel NE; 18 grandchildren; and 6 great grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service

1:00 P.M. – Thursday – February 10, 2022

United Methodist Church

Belle Fourche, South Dakota



Pastor Sheri Fadley



Processional Hymn – “Amazing Grace”

Recessional Hymn – “How Great Thou Art”

Judy Howard, pianist

“I Can Only Imagine”, “Lead Me Home”




Joshua Helmer                               Lyle Knuteson

Justin Richards                           Chase Kukuchka

Levi Knuteson                                 Buck Marshall


Pine Slope Cemetery

Belle Fourche, South Dakota

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 9, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Leverington Funeral Home of the Northern Hills

715 National St, Belle Fourche, SD 57717

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 10, 2022

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