Ralph Helmken passed away in Salem, OR of lung cancer on August 5, 2021. He was born in Eugene, OR on November 21, 1964, to Mike Helmken of Sixes, OR and Frankie David of Port Orford, OR.
Ralph spent many years in the Carlton and McMinnville areas. He is survived by his mother, Frankie Rigert; brother, David James Richter; 96 year-old grandmother, Betty Delamarter of Forest Grove, OR; sister, Jody Helmken of Jefferson, OR; uncle, Gary David of Irrigon, OR; uncle, Ted Delamarter of Gales Creek; aunt, Mary Boyle (Helmken) of Grants Pass, Or; cousins, Monica David of Dallas, OR and Rodney David of Lebanon, OR.
Services in care of Restlawn Funeral Home and Memory Gardens.