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Carl O. Helstrom, Jr.

February 28, 1934 — November 25, 2022

Carl O. Helstrom, Jr., 88, of The Woods, Lower Allen Township, PA, formerly of New Cumberland, PA, died Friday, November 25, 2022.


He retired as the Human Resources Director of the former Tressler Lutheran Services, Mechanicsburg, and was a United States Navy Veteran. He was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Cumberland, where he served as a member of the church council, a Christian education teacher, an assisting minister, and a representative to Christian Churches United. He also served on the boards of the Cumberland County Senior Housing Authority, the Tri-County Easter Seals Society, and the New Cumberland Library Board and Planning Committee. He was a member of the American Society for Public Administration, the Harrisburg Personnel Association, the International City Management Association, American Legion Post 143, and the Western Clinton Sportsmen’s Association.


Born on February 28, 1934, in Renovo, PA, he was the eldest son of the late Carl O. Sr. and H. Marie (Coover) Helstrom. He was preceded in death by his brother, Cyril F. “Joe” Helstrom.


He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois K. Helstrom; their son, Carl O. Helstrom III (Jane) of Millsboro, DE, and daughter, Carol H. Wagner (Herbold III) of Gibbstown, NJ; five grandsons - Carl O. IV (Anna), Liam, Rory, Herbold IV, and Benjamin; a sister, Gerda M. Helstrom of Hamburg, NY; a sister-in-law, Ellen Helstrom of Mechanicsburg, PA; and nieces and nephews.


A memorial service is scheduled for 11 AM, Tuesday, November 29, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Cumberland with the Rev. Jennifer Richards officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:30 – 11 AM at the church.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 530 Bridge Street, New Cumberland PA 17070 are requested.


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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

9:30 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

530 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church

530 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070

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