HELLERSTEDT, Howard L.
Howard L. Hellerstedt, 66, of Woodstock, Georgia, passed away on June 17, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. Visitation will be Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Mountain View United Methodist Church, followed by funeral services at 11:00AM with Reverend Bill Burch officiating. Burial will follow at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia on Monday, June 23 at 10:00AM. Arrangements are by Woodstock Funeral Home. Howard was born in Moose Lake, Minnesota to LeRoy and Ebba Hellerstedt on July 8, 1947. He graduated from Moose Lake High School in 1965 and began his long military career as a cadet at United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. On his commissioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Howard married Barbara Ann Erikson on July 19, 1969 at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He served as an officer in the Army for 21 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1990 having served around the world, and earning the Bronze Star for valor in Viet Nam and the Legion of Merit. He began his second career as a professional engineer, working for local, state, and federal governments as employee and consultant. He retired again in 2010 in Newport News, Virginia, having achieved registration as a Certified Construction Manager (CCM). He and Barbara moved to metropolitan Atlanta in August 2013 to be closer to family. Howard is survived by his wife Barbara; sons (and daughters-in-law) Mark (Meg), Ryan, and Jeffrey (Tiffany); sisters Ann, Mary, Lois, Carol and Amy; grandsons Kevin, John, Matthew, Bradley and granddaughters Brook, Ashley, Micayla, and Caroline. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (www.alzfdn.org). Howard’s family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the staff of Bickford Senior Living of Marietta for their tender care and to the congregation of Mountain View United Methodist Church for their embrace, support and prayers. Online condolences may be offered at: