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Jacob Helwig

September 11, 1994 — November 28, 2019

Jacob Helwig

Jacob Paul Helwig, 25, of Traverse City, tragically passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 in Traverse City.  He was born on September 11, 1994 in Traverse City.

Jake graduated from Bellaire High School in 2012.  Following graduation, he travelled across the United States –from Virginia to Oregon to Mackinac Island – and everywhere in between.  He had a zeal for life that was matched by few, and he loved his family more than anything else.  He will be deeply missed by many.

Jake is survived by his mother, Lisa (Pete) Grody; his grandma and papa, Wayne and Chris Farmer, grandma Sue Fales, and maternal grandparents, Paul (Christie) Helwig; his sisters, MaKenzie Grody and Taylor Grody; his stepbrother, Pete Grody Jr.; his aunts, Danielle Helwig, Alicia Fields, and Sarah Forbes; his uncle Jason (Jessica) Helwig; and a very special niece, Reagan Forbes.

He was preceded in death by his great grandpa, Ray Harrington; and his uncle, Chad Fields.

A celebration of Jake’s life will be announced in the near future.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family.

Arrangements are in the care of the Mancelona Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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