Dale Helmbrecht, 84, formerly of Dodge County
Dale E. Helmbrecht, 84, of Merrimack, N.H. and Little River, S.C. passed away on Monday, Oct. 28 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, after a brief illness.
He was born in Ashland Township, Dodge County, son of the late Willard and Verla Helmbrecht. After high school, Dale went on to serve his country with the United States Army and later with the United States Air National Guard.
Dale worked for Honeywell and Raytheon for a number of years as a technical writer and manager. Prior to retiring, he also owned National Sporting Goods in Salem, N.H. and Band Services, LLC.
In his free time, he enjoyed playing in the Air National Guard Band, being a member with Queen City Rotary Club, the American Legion in Myrtle Beach, playing cards, golfing, hunting, fishing and was best known for his unique sense of humor. If you were a friend of Dales, you were a friend for life.
Dale leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Marjorie (Kontinos) Helmbrecht, children Cindy Kirgan and her husband, Lyle of Little River, S.C., Edward Helmbrecht and Karen Bailey of Greenland, N.H., Steven and his wife Jan of Derry, N.H., Ellen Kontinos-Cilley and her husband, Eric of N. Myrtle Beach, S.C., grandchildren, Crystal, Joshua, Alex, Michael, Aliza, Kasey and Tyler; brother Leon Helmbrecht of Colorado Springs, and a sister, Vera Schuck of Kasson.
Calling hours were held on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Rivet Funeral Home, 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. Internment took place privately at NH Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dale's honor may be made to The New Hampshire Fish and Game Departments "Fish and Game Fund" at www.wildlife.state.nh.us/funding/donate.html or the "Save the Music Foundation" at www.savethemusic.org.