James J. Hellmann , 86 , of Villa Ridge, passed away on December 28, 2018 in Washington. Mr. Hellmann, son of the late Vincent Hellmann, and his wife Hilda NEE Buhr, was born September 9, 1932 in Washington. He received his education from St. John the Baptist School in Villa Ridge. On April 27, 1963, he was united in marriage to Mary Huxel at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Washington. James loved farming and worked on one his entire life.
Among his survivors are his wife, Mary Hellmann of Villa Ridge; son, Darren Hellmann and wife Amy of Washington; daughter, Lisa Markle of St. Louis; grandchildren, Austin and Ashlyn Hellmann; siblings, Mary Ann Hellmann, Rosalie Mayer, Therese Schwoeppe and husband Kenny, Rita Meyer and husband Teddy, Robert Hellmann, Leo Hellmann, and Dennis Hellmann and wife Darlene; In-laws, Lorraine Hellmann, Robert Huxel, Emil Huxel and wife Ruth, Michael Konys and wife Darlene, and Marcella Knehans and husband Ed; other relatives and friends.
Mr. Hellmann was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Dorothy Barker and brother, Jerome Hellmann.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 31, 2018 at 10 A.M. at St. John’s Gildehaus Church, with interment in the Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 30, 2018 from 4-8 P.M. at Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home. Memorials are to the Austin and Ashlyn Hellmann Education Fund, Cardinal Glennon Childrens Hospital, or Masses.