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  • Family of Patti (Davis) Helmes
    c/o: Sherry Davis
    909 Clay Ct. N.#19
    Sturgis, MI 49091

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“I am sorry for your loss. God bless all of you. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda Carter - Russell Spgs., KY

“Oh my, I am sorry for the loss of my childhood friend. I have so many fond memories of growing up with Patti. She and I did many things together. I...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Luann Kozaczewski Kelly - MI

“I have known Patti since her son Ben and I have been goofing off in high school. Countless days were spent at Ben's playing magic, D and D and a lot...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Andrew S. Taylor - East Lansing, MI

“My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. May your memories give you peace and comfort. Patti's infectious laughter, sense of humor and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Charlie Maher

“My prayers are with you all ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Judi Hochstetler - Sturgis, MI

“I am so schocked ! My heart felt prayers go out to all of Patti's family and friends. Patti may you rest in peace.... ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Susan (Meese) Grobis - Lagrange, IN

“Patti was such a generous woman, and a great sister to my dear friend Tracy. I am so sad to hear that she left us so soon. I pray that God comforts...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Short - Friend

“Patty will be greatly missed, please except our heart felt condolences, you are all in our hearts prayers and thoughts ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Brenda and Ron Rowe - Sturgis, MI

“Patti treated everyone the same and that was with kindness and a big smile. She will be missed by all of us her classmates. I will miss her as she...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Grace Richardson - Battle Creek, MI

“I am so sorry to hear about Patti's passing. Her smiling face and cheerful "Hi" will be missed. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Dort baker - Sturgis, MI - Friend

“Wow so sorry. I remember all the fun we had as kids in the old neighborhood on Maple Street. Red Rover . Red Light Green Light, Bloody Bones. The...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Larry Rutter - Sturgis - Friend

“I'm at such a loss for words.....I am so saddened by this - Patti was a huge part of many things in my life - we had just talked a few weeks back......Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Emily Davis Gareis - Canal Fulton, OH

“I will always remember Patti, especially when her Son Ben and our son Casey became great friends and they were always hanging out at her house or...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Rogers Lepley - Sturgis, MI

“My hart go out to Patti family. I went to school with Patti. ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Easterday - Angola, IN

“Have so many fond memories of our cheerleading days, especially cheering at a MSU game after we won a camp competition our Sr year. Many fun times...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Lindacarol (Sockwell) Nail - SC

“Will always remember the great times we shared together, your suffering is over now my friend, you will be missed dearly. ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Gillette - Sturgis, MI

“We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to Ben, Dayna and the entire family. Patti was a special person and will be greatly missed. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Debbie And Kevin Gray - Sturgis, MI


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.