Tammy Kay Helle, 65, of Fishers, passed away October 15, 2023 on the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila. She was born May 29, 1958 in Davenport, IA to Benjamin J. Reyna and Diane C. Stewart, who preceded her in death.
Tammy served in The United States Military as a Radioman for the Navy. She enlisted in 1979 and served our country in the armed forces until 1988. After her honourable discharge from the military, Tammy attended Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, IA earning licensure in Respiratory Therapy and later becoming a Registered Sleep Technologist rendering over 30 years of service to IU Health.
Tammy married David A. Helle whom she met on San Nicolas Island, a small Naval facility off the coast of California during their time in the Navy. They entered the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony July 7, 1984 at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. In the course of their near 40 years of marriage, they welcomed two sons, Ryan Austin in 1987 and Christopher John in 1989. With her husband, Tammy cherished three grandchildren: John Tyler, Nathan Christopher, and Anastasia Christine.
Tammy was a longtime member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church Fishers where she treasured her parish community for fifteen years and was a member Holy Rosary Catholic Church where she loved praying the Traditional Latin Mass for four years. She was a founding member of the Nickel Plate Orange Theory where she vigorously challenged herself, a lifelong trait admired by her husband and sons.
She is survived by her loving husband David; two sons, Ryan and Christopher (Christine); three grandchildren, John, Nathan, and Anastasia; one sister, Angela Norausky; and one brother, Dean Norausky.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held October 24, 2023 at 11 am at St John Vianney Catholic Church, 15176 Blessed Mother Blvd. Fishers, IN. Friends may meet with the family October 23 from 4pm-7pm at Flanner Buchanan – Oaklawn, 9700 Allisonville Rd Indianapolis, IN 46250. Tammy’s Final Resting Place will be at Marion National Cemetery in Marion, IN.
In lieu of flowers, please offer your Mass intentions in honor of Tammy.