Passed away at home surrounded by his loving family at the age of 71 years.  Beloved husband of Helgrit (nee Lippmann) for almost 50 years.  Reunited with parents Stefan (2003) and Mary (2011) Hepner. Will be missed by sister Irma and Doug Kean.  Brother in law of Armin (2010) and Marion Lippmann, Michael and Allyssyn Lippmann.  Special uncle of Steven O’Rourke, Shanesya Kean, Tanya Kean, Chris and Lynna Lippmann, Tom and Bonnie Lippmann, Dave and Pam Lippmann, Scott Lippmann (2010), Shauna Lippmann, Jyllian Lippmann, and Tracey McLearn.   Survived by many cousins and friends. Helmut loved his animals and his farm.  He leaves behind many horses and pets. Donations made to the Windsor-Essex Cancer Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family.   Visiting Sunday 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm.  Funeral Service Monday 11:30 am from Families First 3260 Dougall Ave. South Windsor, 519-969-5841.  Cremation to follow.  Share memories, photos or make a donation at

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