Arthur C. Helmuth

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Arthur Cleon Helmuth, 86, of Sun City West, Arizona passed away on February 23, 2019 from liver cancer. He was born on March 13, 1932 in Buffalo, NY to Samuel and Geneva (Klingelsmith) Helmuth, growing up near Ladysmith, Wisconsin.

In 1956 he married Roberta Caylor. Arthur earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, later working as a researcher for Dr. Harry Waisman at the Kennedy Labs, then at the Waisman Center, assisting with research including newborn phenylketonuria testing.

In 1976 Arthur, Roberta and three children moved to majestic Alaska. There, when not fishing or hunting, he worked as a chemist, then criminologist for the State Crime lab. He subsequently worked, then retired from the Tesoro Alaska oil refinery in Kenai.

Following Roberta’s passing in 2012, Arthur moved to sunny Arizona.

Arthur was preceded in death by wife Roberta, his parents, sisters Verda, Vivian and Vesta, and son Brian. He is survived by son Craig (Katherine) Helmuth of Fairbanks; daughter Valerie (Richard) Johnston of Wasilla; grandson Rhobert Johnston, of Wasilla; brothers Wilbur Helmuth of Madison, Wisconsin; Harold Helmuth and Glenn (Katie) Helmuth of Glen Flora, Wisconsin; his beloved friend M. Kathleen Guyer of Phoenix and many extended family.

No service is planned at this time. Arthur requested that you make a donation to your favorite charity in lieu of any other memorial. Arrangements are being handled by Thompson Funeral Chapel.

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