Patti Ann (Davis), Helmes

  • Born: July 31, 1958
  • Died: July 22, 2015
  • Location: Sturgis, Michigan

Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Hackman Chapel

114 S Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Tel. (269) 651-2331

Tribute & Message From The Family


Patti Ann (Davis) Helmes, age 56, of Sturgis, MI passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI.
She was born July 31, 1958 in Sturgis, MI a daughter to H. Jerry and Sharon (Bintz) Davis.
Patti was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1976. She attended Michigan State University for a short time before moving to Florida.
In 1981 she married Jim Helmes and they moved to Old Forge, NY. In 1984 they opened and operated a restaurant called "Slickers."
Patti moved back to Sturgis in 1993 and worked for Willers Shoe Store, Dave Smith Pontiac, G.T. Independence, and the City of Sturgis Parks and Cemetery Dept.
She enjoyed collecting things, gardening, and artistic crafts. She was a joyful person who enjoyed being around people.
Surviving are one son: Benjamin Helmes and Fiance Dayna Hart of Grand Forks, ND; 1 daughter: Dr. Natalie (Nick) Kroll of Midland, MI; 5 grandchildren; 2 sisters: Dr. Kristy Davis of Sturgis, MI and Tracy (Joe) Lewis of Bellevue, NE; mother: Sherry Davis of Sturgis, MI; 1 niece: Brooke Lewis; and 3 nephews: Cody, Jesse, and Matthew Lewis.
She was preceded in death by her father: H. Jerry Davis October 22, 1998.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M., Monday, at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Patti Ann (Davis) Helmes will be held at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, at the funeral home with The Rev. Robert Keim, officiating.
Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to the family, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.