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Glenn Helser

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Glenn Dale “Cowboy” Helser, 76, of Hamilton passed away Aug. 27, 2018, at Mason Healthcare and Rehabilitation, Warsaw, Indiana.

Services were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, in McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.

Mr. Helser was born June 6, 1942, in Warsaw to Austin D. and Marcy (Manier) Helser.

He was a 1960 graduate of Warsaw Community High School. On Oct. 13, 1962, he was married to R. Joan Gosnell. He was employed by Hand Industries from 1961 to 1980 when, in 1980, he founded Helser Metal Finishing which he continued to operate and own until his retirement in 2017.

He was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, National Muzzzeloading Association, a Life Member of the NRA and was the champion cowboy shooter for Indiana, Texas and Oklahoma.

In addition to being an avid motorcyclist and horseman, he was a Founding Member of Cutter’s Raiders and a longtime benefactor of Paradise Pass Regulators, which both promote cowboy single action shooting sports. Notably, he was a “famous” dollar bill ring maker.

He bought property in Hamilton County in 2004, built his “dream ranch” and spent winters here.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie.

Survivors include his wife; children Lisa Helser and companion Brian Bibler; Troy Helser and wife Rhonda; brother Laddie and wife Sue Helser; and grandchildren Connor Helser and fiancé Natalie Mowan and Casey Helser and fiancé Cole Trombley, all of Warsaw.

Memorial contributions may be made to Single Action Shooting Society Scholarship Fund, 215 Cowboy Way, Edgewood, NM 87015.