Dana Lee Helman


Dana Lee Helman, 42, of Fernandina Beach passed away at the Earl B. Hadlow Center for Caring in Jacksonville.

Dana was born in Lincoln, NE and was a son of the late Marvin Lee Helman and Marcia Rae Helman.

Dana was raised in the Catholic faith. After high school he attended the University of Florida and graduated from the University of South Carolina with his Bachelor�s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Dana moved to Fernandina Beach over 10 years ago. He worked as an Engineer with the Haskell Company. Dana truly enjoyed his work. He worked on several large projects over his career and was named �Young Engineer of the Year�. When not at work, Dana was an avid �Gamer� who enjoyed many games but especially RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons.

Dana lost his father, who was his role model, in 2013. Dana was always especially proud of his father�s service to his country and his combat role in Vietnam. He enjoyed his father�s stories about his service and proudly shared them with friends and family.

Dana leaves behind his mother, Marcia Helman of Lincoln, NE; his brother David Helman and his wife, Renee of Morrisville, NC; his nieces, Skye and Leah Helman also of Morrisville; his fianc�, Erika Barker of Jacksonville, FL; an uncle, Ken Rener and his wife, Daveen of Lincoln, NE and a close friend he regarded as his sister, Melissa Lahrs of Ridgeway, SC.

Dana will be laid to rest in part of a family graveside service at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks that you remember Dana by making a donation, in his name, to the Wounded Warrior Project, Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516.