Bob Helie, age 70, died on Saturday, November 25th, 2017, in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born on May 18,1947, in Alexandria, Minnesota to Lawrence and Jean (Springer) Helie. He made his choice at the age of nine to serve God and served faithfully to the end. He graduated high school in Alexandria, Minnesota and went on to complete one year of college before joining the Army. He proudly served in the U.S. Army and Reserves for 24 years, including a tour in Vietnam. After his active duty service, he pursued his schooling, started his family with his loving wife Lori, and began his love of educating. He was a man of endless talents which included silk screening, bus driver, teacher, and master woodsman. Not one word or title could encompass his many skills, talents,and passions. His willingness to help EVERYONE was unparalleled. He will be sorely missed, but his love, kindness, and compassion still lives on in us all.
He is survived by his wife Lori and their children Aaron and Mary Ann, Ben, Chris and Kait, and Susie: his grandchildren Josh, Korina and Collin, Melissa and Austin, Ethan, Kylee, Jerrod and Destiny, Tyler, Kyle, Jennica, Micah, and Zoey; his great-grandchildren Jaylen, Taryn, Sable, Cambelle, Ellie, Grant, and Haley. He is also survived by his twin sister Ruth and husband Bud and brother Larry and wife Donna, and countless relatives and friends.