Ronald Bruce Helzerman
Pastor Ronald Bruce Helzerman went home to be with the Lord on January 29, 2021. He was born on August 15, 1943 in Highland Park, Michigan. He was reunited with his Father, Theodore Helzerman, his Mother, Ruth Helzerman, and his sister in law, Ruth (Tremble) Helzerman who had gone on before him. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Jane Helzerman, who diligently and faithfully cared for him through the end of his journey.
He will also be remembered by his brothers: Richard (Brenda) Helzerman, Edward (Diann) Helzerman, Raymond (Karen) Helzerman, Douglas (Sandra) Helzerman, Larry (Debby) Helzerman. A sister: Marjory (David) Smith. An uncle: Robert (Audrey) Lucks. His sons: Timothy (Karen) Helzerman, Mark (Christi) Helzerman, David (Hannah) Helzerman, Stephen (Samantha) Helzerman. His daughters: Christy (James II) Dare, Amy (Dan) Navalta. Also, 32 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and several cousins, nieces, and nephews
Ron was a humble servant of the Lord. He was a bold witness, faithfully involved in full-time ministry for 45 years. He also served as pastor of Lighthouse Baptist Church for the past 23 years. His greatest passion and what motivated him the most was the publishing of scriptures. His work in the Bearing Precious Seed ministry was his driving force. “By love serving one another.” He was interested in getting the Word of God into the hands of people separated by language, miles, and culture. S.O.S. was his motto representing Souls Over Seas. He loved to take mission trips to Mexico and Canada, visiting many churches to encourage pastors and congregations to get involved in this monumental undertaking. He had a gentle, meek, and quiet spirit. He would often say, “A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.” He was a loving husband and dedicated father. He worked hard to provide for the family and put other’s needs before his own. Dad, you will be greatly missed!
Our family is thankful for the Angela Hospice staff who made his final days peaceful. Also, we are deeply grateful to Pastor Chris Staub and his dear wife Pam for their support. Mrs. Staub was there for us morning and evening every day graciously serving and helping.
A visitation and funeral service for Ron was held Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Silvery Lane Baptist Church.
A burial took place Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Greenwood Cemetery in Fowlerville.