David Helfter

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David Helfter
Vice Chair
Libertarian Party of North Dakota
December 3, 2002—March 12, 2004
Predecessor: Unknown
Successor: Richard Kopp
Personal Details
Birth: June 7, 1968
Heidelberg, Germany
Death: March 12, 2004(2004-03-12) (aged 35)
Party: Libertarian Party

David Michael Helfter (June 7, 1968—March 12, 2004) was born in Heidelberg, Germany, to Mark and Hella (Dietrich) Helfter. He grew up in Fargo, ND, and graduated from the Division of Independent Study. David then attended Interstate Business College and graduated with a degree in business administration.

David worked as a salesman and office manager for Sheyenne Appliance, West Fargo, ND. He returned to school and currently was a student at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, MN, majoring in business administration and political science. As a student he cofounded Friends of Democracy, acted as the contact person for the Libertarian Party of Minnnesota on campus and was active in the Libertarian Party of North Dakota.

While in school, David continued his employment part-time with Sheyenne Appliance and also worked for Happy Joes, Fargo.

David enjoyed doing radio work. His personalities included Rockin Rodney, Danger Boy, and Dave’s Simple World. He had a quick wit and was very creative. He was actively involved with the Libertarian political party. David also loved spending time with his family and friends. His dogs, Betor, Lursa and Cassie, were very important to him.

David died Friday, March 12, 2004, in his home, Moorhead, at the age of 35.

He is survived by his parents, Mark and Hella, Fargo; a brother, Karl, Fargo; a sister, Loraine (Joseph) Fleeman, Hiddenite, NC; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joseph and Loraine Helfter and Fritz and Herta Dietrich; an uncle, Peter Dietrich; and cousins, Jill Stapleton and Suzanne Albicker.