Gerald Robert “Jerry” Helser, 75 of Plainfield, passed away January 19, 2021 at I U North Hospital in Carmel. He was born on June 30, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio, to the late Robert H. and Anna Wise Helser. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with an Accounting degree. Jerry married his college sweetheart Karen V. Flory on July 8, 1967. He began his employment at Public Service Indiana continued with P S I and retired from Cinergy as the Power Contracts Administrator. Jerry was a 50 year member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church; 50 year member of the Plainfield Masonic Lodge #653; member of the Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine Temple; Plainfield Elks Lodge #2186, where he was treasurer for 17 years; Plainfield Kiwanis Club and was the Chapter “Dad” twice for the Plainfield DeMolay. He was an avid Lionel Trains collector, a member of Lionel collectors club of America #3150 and a dedicated race fan. Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Karen V. Helser; son, Kevin Gerald Helser (wife, Shelly); daughter, Kristin K. Jarvis (husband, Peter); 4 grandchildren, Blake Jarvis, Braden Jarvis, Anna Helser, William “Will” Helser and also James Kenneth “Jim” Bussell, cousin, who was like a brother to him. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, January 25, 2021 in Hall-Baker Funeral Home, Plainfield. Services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 in the funeral home. Burial will follow at 2:30 pm in Bethel Cemetery, Phillipsburg, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hendricks County Community Foundation 6319 E U S Hwy 36, Suite 211 Avon, IN 46123 or https://hendrickscountycf.org/ All guests attending visitation and/or services will be required to wear a mask at all times in an effort to promote a safe environment. You are also invited to watch the services via live stream on the Hall-Baker Funeral Home Facebook Page.
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