Clifford H. Helstrom (December 27, 1914 - November 6, 2009) was an American artist and World War II veteran. Born in Wausau, Wisconsin, Helstrom grew up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and served as a Private First Class in the 1173rd Combat Engineer Battalion during World War II, beginning on May 27, 1943, through February 26, 1946. After the war, Helstrom found work as a Graphic Arts Designer for Frank Mayer and Associates. Helstrom retired in 1981 and moved to Deming, New Mexico, and moved back to Wisconsin some time before he passed away in Wautoma, Michigan. He married Lorraine Ann Jensen on June 21, 1938, and she died on September 6, 1993. Helstrom remarried on May 7, 1995, to Mildred Larsen, who also died before him on June 10, 2005.