Brian Lee Helmers, 47, of Humboldt, passed away November 1, 2013 at the Wright County Medical Center in Clarion. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Zion Lutheran Church in Humboldt with the Rev. J.K. Raether officiating. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.
Brian is survived by his wife, Brenda Helmers of Humboldt; step son, Travis Lansing of Fort Dodge; step daughter, Megan Lansing and her fiancé, Ryan Beenken of Phoenix, AZ; his sister, Audrey (Darrell) Rude of Polk City; and brothers, Dave (Judy) Helmers of Coalville, and Rick Helmers of Fort Dodge.
Brian Lee Helmers, the son of Richard and Ethel (Byson) Helmers, was born July 23, 1966 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. He was raised on a farm between Coalville and Vincent and attended school at Fort Dodge. Following his education, Brian enlisted into the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge, Brian continued his training by receiving his pilot’s license and auto mechanics training. Health concerns prevented Brian from becoming a commercial pilot so he established Maxx Tree Service, later adding his fence and gate company.
On February 7, 2011, he was united in marriage to Brenda Lansing in Las Vegas and the couple made their home at Humboldt.
In addition to his tree and fence business, Brian enjoyed working on an on-call basis for the DOT during the winter. He loved music, especially dance music, and taking his dog, Bella, to work with him. He was an avid motorcycle rider and he enjoyed his trips with Brenda all over the country. He was a member of the Goldwing Riders Assoc. of America and enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing, snorkeling, watching movies, and bowling, sponsoring teams in Humboldt and Fort Dodge. Brian was a jack-of-all-trades and took pride in his home remodeling, auto repair, and landscaping projects.