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Ryan T. Helm, 25, of Rockford, passed away August 2, 2017. He was born August 19, 1991 in Rockford, the son of LaMont E. Williams and Dianne Mayhall Helm. Ryan was interested in computers, a techy kid who loved movies and chicken parmesan.
He is survived by his parents, LaMont (Tina Peterson) Williams and Dianne Helm; brothers, Michael and David; Stepbrothers, Dustin and Ben; cousins and uncles; and grandfather, John Mayhall.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ryan's family for a memorial to be established at a later date.

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  1. Janice and Joseph Trout

    Our sincere condolences to the entire family. Ryan was a beautiful little boy and a wonderful young man with great potential. It is truly heartbreaking that such a young life ended so suddenly. Ryan loved and was loved by all of his aunts, uncles and cousins in Philadelphia, PA and will be truly missed. Now cracks a noble heart -- Good night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!

  2. Lisa slagle

    Praying for you tina and monty, Dustin and kelci. God is with you. So sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace. Love you.

  3. Diane Chiodini Falk

    Dianne and family, I am saddened by the loss of Ryan. My prayers are with you and your family. You will see him again in the great Hereafter.

  4. tina peterson

    Hey Ryan, you have left a huge hole in our hearts; it really wasn't suppose to be this way! We just our house so we could be a real family and live together and be closer as a family; your dad and I made the decision and when we saw this house I think we both thought perfect a nice finished basement with a full bath so you kids could have your own apt. in the basement and we would have a community kitchen and family meals I was excited about it for the first time our own little close family. I don't think shock has set in yet that you are not going to be a part of our dream. Honey I know I was the wicked step mom and I pushed you but it was out of love and concern for you. You don't know how much you are missed already. You have changed a lot of lives; I truly believe you have left a part of you here with us and this gaping hole not only in your dad and my hearts will heal over eventually; but there will always be hole that will never close and it will be filled with a very young, respectful, considerate boy finding his way into becoming an amazing young man. when you something so precious you will never get it back how unfortunate for those of us who are left behind. Love you my dear hope there is someone in heaven who will nag at you alittle so you won't forget me prayers to the rest of the family, your other "step"... Tina

  5. Dianne Helm

    My son was a strong loving and wonderful person. He had just decided that he wanted to become a pharmacy technician. I know I will see him again and while he is gone from this life, he is dearly loved and not forgotten. I love you with all my heart Ryan. I named you, carried you, and bore you. You are my baby boy. No more pain. You are in Gods hands now.

  6. Danielle Griffin

    I am truly saddened by the lost of ryan . we all grew up together an i still see him getting mike nan David in trouble when he was the one that did whatever it was. Dianna I am real sorry for his passing .

  7. Elizabeth Coffey-Williams

    I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence. I will love you Forever....... "Mum" Bizzy

  8. cyndi vincent haffenden

    di so very sorry to read about your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. its not suppose to be this way.

  9. Beth Campisi

    So sorry Mike and Heather. Love to you and your family.

  10. Brenda Peterson-Ellis

    Dianne, I am so sorry to read of Ryan's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Ryan carry you through these difficult days. Brenda

  11. John DiCarlo

    Condolences to Ryan's family including Stepmom Elizabeth, famous for the chicken Parmesan, and to aunt Dawn for her life long love and generosity. Rest in peace little buddy from your "uncle" John.

  12. Michael Filip

    He will be missed by all who loved and knew him. Especially his devoted step Mother Elizabeth Coffee Williams, I'm sure will miss him greatly, but will always remember him lovingly.

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