Floyd L. Heltzel

January 10, 1945 - May 03, 2013

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Floyd L. “Bubby” Heltzel, 68, of Rome City died unexpectedly Friday, May 3, 2013, in his residence.

A lifetime area resident, he graduated from Kendallville High School in 1964.

He honorably served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968.

Mr. Heltzel retired from Supreme Corporation in Goshen.

Floyd attended New Hope Baptist Church in Kendallville. He was a volunteer at the Orange Township Fire Department and retired after 37 years. He was a member of the Rome City American Legion Post 381.

He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

He was born January 10, 1945, in Kendallville to Floyd D. and Vivian (Fockler) Heltzel. His parents survive in Rome City.

On May 4, 1968, in San Francisco, California, he married JoAnn LaConte. They would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on May 4th. She survives in Rome City.

Also surviving are a daughter, Donna Rasler of Rome City; a son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Michelle Heltzel of Indianapolis; two granddaughters, Sirena Conley of Michigan and Jacey Rasler of Rome City; a grandson, Tristan Conley of Rome City; a great grandson, Kaden Gillespie of Rome City; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Myrtle Kline of Cromwell and Marjorie “Margie” and Steve Herendeen of Rome City.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tricia Heltzel.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville with Pastor Robert Boston of New Hope Baptist Church in Kendallville officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Honor guard services will be provided by the Rome City American Legion Post 381 and Kendallville VFW Post 2749.

Calling is Monday, May 6, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

Preferred memorials are to the Orange Township Fire Department.

View a video tribute after Monday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Kenneth La Conte
May 13th, 2013 1:49pm
Lakleland Florida

Joanne and Family...so sorry for your loss ..Floyd was such a wonderful husband and father!!! love,Kenny and Paulette La Conte

Brandon and Sarah Perlich
May 8th, 2013 4:33am
Longview, TX

Joe and family - So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. Blessings, Perlich Family

Lori Caldwell
May 7th, 2013 3:40pm
Avilla, In

Joanne.....So sorry to hear of the passing of Floyd. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family through this difficult time. Greg,Lori Caldwell and family

Ruth Oliver
May 7th, 2013 1:36pm
Anderson, IN

Dear Joe and Michelle Much love and prayers going up for you during this time of loss.

Brian and Pam Collins
May 7th, 2013 1:08pm
Montclair VA

JoAnn, Donna, Joe, We are very sorry for your loss and share in your grief. For me and my brothers and my Mom and Dad, we will miss Bubby very much. He was a good man and a big part of our lives.

Tina Hockett
May 6th, 2013 9:21pm
Bremerton, Washington

Heltzel family, Prayers, thoughts and love are with you at this time of your loss. No words can give any comfort to ease the pain of Floyd's passing. Know that there are many people who love and care and share in your grief. Although I can not attend the service, I shall be there in thought and soul. My sincere sympathy to you all. God be with you. Tina and Bill Hockett

Keith and Judy Rose and Family
May 5th, 2013 4:45pm
Napoleon,Ohio 43545

So sorry to here about your lose. Bubby will be missed. Remember all the good times we had as kids. May God be with you and your family in the days ahead.Love all of you!

Kimberly Bailey
May 4th, 2013 10:25pm
Rome City

I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Biberstine
May 4th, 2013 5:22pm
Witmer Lake- Wolcottville

JoAnn and family, I am so sorry! I was so shocked when I saw my morning paper. My heart goes out to you and if there is 'anything' I can do for you now or later please let me know. Keeping you in my prayers Donna