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Helmut Ingo Milde
Helmut Ingo Milde

December 3, 1934 - May 12, 2019
Born in Uttendorf, Austria
Resided in Exeter, NH


Helmut Ingo Milde, 84, passed in Exeter, New Hampshire on May 12, 2019 surrounded by his family and close friends after battling multiple myeloma. Helmut was born on December 3, 1934 in Uttendorf, Austria to Ingo Milde and Emmi Milde. He graduated from Stella Matutina in Feldkirch, Austria and received his master's in physics from MIT where he worked in the High Voltage Lab. In 1961 he met and married Leslie Faunce and together they moved to Europe where he earned his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Graz. In 1972, they returned to the states and Helmut joined High Voltage Engineering. He bought the Ion Physics which he then led for over forty years in partnership with Charles Salisbury. Helmut was an avid hiker, kayaker, bicycler, swimmer and skier. He enjoyed his "Super Senior" privileges skiing into his 80s. Helmut loved the Exeter River, the White Mountains, the coast of Maine, and being anywhere on the water. He is survived by his wife of 58 years; children Inge Milde and Ursula Milde; granddaughter Ella Milde; siblings Inge Wendland and Albert Milde; as well as niece Gertrude Aepple and nephews Hubert Wendland and Ingo Wendland. A celebration of life will be held in September 2019; Autumn was Helmut's favorite season. To be informed of further details please email Inge Milde at

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