Helmut W. Duve, 77 of Mancelona died February 17, 2022 at home. He was born November 8, 1944 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Willy and Wally (Winterberg) Duve and he moved to the United States in 1963.
Helmut was a hard worker and often helped many people in the community. He owned and operated Helmet’s garage for many years before passing it on to his son. Helmut enjoyed racing cars, Nascar, and spending time at the Merritt Speedway.
Surviving are his children Mike (Nancy) Duve of Bellaire, and Deanne Szlag of Gaylord, grandchildren Logan and Jessica Duve of Bellaire, and brother Georg (Ingrid) Duve of Germany. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra, his parents, and brother Karl Hillmann.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 25 at 7 p.m. at the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. until the time of service. Spring interment will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Mancelona. Memorial contributions can be given to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital.
Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.