In March 2009, I wrote a blog about finding the death record online at SeekingMichigan for Julius Helms and mentioned the need for the corresponding obituary. I looked in the Detroit Free Press with negative results. Lo and behold, today, after receiving a message via Ancestry from a descendant of Julius Helms, he graciously e-mailed a copy of the obituary to me and allowed me to publish it! And the obituary was accompanied by a picture!!!! How great is that?!
Julius Helms is an ancestor of my grandkids' through the deceased's son, Richard Helms.