Brandon Helgen

VERNON — Brandon Gregory Helgen, 16, of Vernon passed away July 1, 2014. He was born the son of Gregory Helgen and Hazel Webb on September 5, 1997. picture-pub

He is survived by his mother Hazel D. Perkins and step-dad Gary of Vernon; father Gregory Helgen and step-mother Sadie of East Alton; half-brothers Corey Helgen of Virginia, Andy Roemer and Bobbi Brown of East Alton; half-sisters Brittney McMillin of Vernon, and Carrie Roemer of East Alton; two nephews Derrick Brown, Logan Roemer; two nieces Izzabelle Ackerman, Kylah Brown; paternal step-grandfathers Delmar Helgen and Francis Weishaupt; maternal step-grandpa Francis Perkins; and paternal step-grandma Mary Ehlers.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Andy and Dolly Webb;, Wanda Helgen, Anna Weishaupt, Paul Perkins, and Charles Ehlers.

Brandon was a member of the track team, W.Y.S.E., treasurer for the sophomore class, and scholar bowl. He desired to become a pilot someday. He enjoyed playing on the computer and video games; fishing and hunting with his dad and  grandpa. He was also a High Honor Roll Student.

Services will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Patoka Baptist Church with Rev. David Rogers officiating.

Visitation will be 10 – 12 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Patoka School District.

Online condolences and memories of Brandon may be share with the family at daymaczfuneralhomes.com or on Facebook.