Darrel Lee Helsel, 81, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. He was born March 30, 1932 at Liberal, the son of Don E. and Cynthia (Barbour) Helsel. His mother died early and his stepmother, Nina (Brown) Helsel helped raise him. Darrel worked for the city of Pratt sanitation department for over 25 years.
He is survived by a sister, Twiella Daugherty of Fortuna, Calif.; a brother-in-law, Robert L. Cook of Pratt and sister-in-law, Rosena Helsel of Great Bend.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dale Helsel; and a sister, Fontella Cook.
Visitation will be Sunday from 1–8 p.m. at Larrison Mortuary, 300 Country Club Road, Pratt. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 3 at the mortuary with John Hamm presiding. Burial will be in the Iuka Cemetery, Iuka.
Memorials may be made to Friendship Meals in care of the mortuary. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com.