F.G. “Mike” Helwig

January 12, 1947 - April 18, 2009
F.G. “Mike” Helwig

Frederick George (Mike) Helwig, 62, of N. Topsail Beach died Saturday April 18, 2009 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.

Mike was born in Allentown PA. on January 12, 1947. He was the son of the late Dr. Frederick G. and Elizabeth R. Klotz Helwig. He was predeceased by his brother Peter Helwig.

Surviving are a daughter Meredith Helwig of Fletcher, NC; a son Nicholas Helwig of Raleigh, NC; former wife Laura Helwig of Washington, DC., and extended family members.

He retired to Topsail Island after more than 20 years with the Metropolitan Police Department as a Detective in Washington, DC.

Mike was actively involved with The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Sea Turtle Hospital, P.O Box 3012, Topsail Beach, NC 28445.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a time and location to be announced.

Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403. (910)-791-9099


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  • April 21, 2009
    Patricia Koenig says:
    Laura & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. May it help in some way to know that friends are sharing the sorrow in your heart.

  • April 20, 2009
    Emmy Staton says:
    Meredith and Family, My heart goes out to you all. I am so sorry for your loss. Love from Georgia, Emmy & Kenneth Staton

  • April 22, 2009
    Joe Quantrille says:
    It is one of the great honors of my life to have known Mike for over thirty years and to call him my friend. Like photographs within my brain are memories of Mike, taken over the years, that will never fade but will stay with me forever. Although terribly saddened by his passing I still celebrate his life, for his was a life well lived. Mike lived with honor, enjoyed the love of family and friends, the respect of his peers, while still serving others. What more can a man ask. I'll miss our talks and visits. May the lord give strength to your family and friends who loved you.