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Jeff Helline

Jeff Helline, 64, of Marblehead, passed away peacefully on January 15th, 2023 in the care of Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

He was born on December 28, 1958 to Walter Sr. and Irene (Balala) Helline.

Jeff fulfilled his dream of becoming a captain on Lake Erie! As a charter captain for Double D Guide Service in Port Clinton, he spent many hours fishing during the summers. He had a tremendous reputation and was very sought after as a captain. He also enjoyed ocean fishing; one of his highlights was catching a Mahi- Mahi.- he loved that ugly fish!. Jeff was a fun loving guy that anyone and everyone enjoyed being around. When he wasn't fishing, he enjoyed playing Euchre & 500 bid with his family. He loved to win! He also loved sports; his favorites included Ohio State, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Indians. But most of all, he loved his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be missed dearly by everyone that knew him.

Jeff is survived by his wife Susan; children, Jennie Helline, Jessica (Joe) Ream, Caleb Helline; grandchildren, Jack & Julia Tressell, Sam McCauley, Josie Ream and Vylah Helline; sister, Ann Marie (Harold) Prunty; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Helline; and brother, Walt Helline.

In addition to his parents, Jeff was preceded in death by his son, Jeremy Helline; sisters, Marlene (Robert) Yoder; Gertrude (Tom) Braig; brother, Fred (Sue) Helline.