Bob Alden Helie

May 18, 1947 – November 25, 2017Helie, Robert


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.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Oakdale School Auditorium, formal visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 at Matthews Funeral Home, Edmond, OK.


  1. Lori and family,
    Our hearts are full of sorrow as we join you in celebrating the life our your husband, father, Uncle, Grandpa, and our friend Bob Helie . He was a man of God and is and example still today and always of what we want in our life as well. We keep you in our prayers and thoughts as you go through these days and will never leave you…our friendship is forever….
    Love Mary and George

  2. Lori and family, my thoughts have gone your way these last days and I am hoping you are all gathered together thinking of the things that were most precious to Bob….I’m remembering Bob once told me he liked the hymn “Alone With God” ,love to all…..Vera

  3. Dear Lori, Aaron, Ben, Chris and Susie…my heart has been with you all ever since I heard the news of Bob’s passing. I love your family so much and will always hold dear my memories of when I was a child coming to Perry convention for the first time and getting to know you all! May our Heavenly Father hold you close these days…Tonia

  4. My mom, Corrine, so loved all of your family!!! Bob was a perfect brother to my mom!!! Thank you for all your family was to her. They are playing scrabble in heaven!! Thoughts are with you all!! Love, JoRene Stacy Melvin

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go your way several times a day. It’s just so hard to let a good man go, but please know we are thinking about you and praying God will give you the comfort only He can give.

    Our daughter, Andrea spent Thanksgiving with you several (more than 20) years ago. She was dating Ben. Hugs to you all as you face this trying time of sorrow.

  6. Lori and Family, So sad to hear about Bob. Words can not suffice. Our family is praying for all of you. God has walked with my family through our loss this last year and I know God will surround each of you with His glorious goodness. Such wonderful memories of your lives together will pop up suddenly, unexpectedly and fill each of you with happiness and strength. May God Bless you and keep you during this time.

  7. To the Helie Family: I was shocked when I heard the sad news about Bob. I met Bob when I was the Schwan’s man in Edmond. He became a friend and I will always remember him as one. My condolences go out to your entire family and may God comfort each of you during this time of loss.

  8. Bob was such a dear cousin. I loved his laughter and his Godly countenance. My heart weeps for his family. What a comfort to know that he has gone to be with his Lord.

  9. Lori and Family,
    I am absolutely heartbroken with this news. Uncle Bob will always have a special place in my heart. Bob always knew how to make us smile and laugh. I have so many fond memories of him. His faith was strong and he was a proud man. A well known man to many, his memory will never be forgotten. Sending you all our Love,
    Janell & Jenessa Tschida

  10. Lori and family:. I am so glad that we were able to spend time with you. I got to know Bob and family. I am so sorry for his passing. Peace and love to all.

  11. Sitting here, thinking of all the lives Bob touched. Thinking of his brother, sister, wife, and children. You knew him best. You are the lucky ones, to have been closer to him than any of the rest of us. By just being who he was, he set a great example of how we should all try to live our lives. Rest in peace, Cousin Bob. You showed us the true meaning of being a Christian.

  12. As Robert and Ruth’s closest neighbor growing up in want to say that the entire class of 1965 of Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Minnesota is in shock and is mourning the death of our classmate. We are all grateful that we got to see and talk to him at our reunion. Many people have mentioned his smile, his poetry and many other wonderful qualities shared by this wonderful man. We keep his entire family in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. We especially pour our hearts out to Ruth. God bless all of you!

  13. You will be missed greatly by your family. You are with the angels now, looking diem and jerking watching over your family. Rest in peace. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

  14. Our Christian relationship spanned many years as our families came and went and now, one by one, we are separated by the call of our Father in heaven. We are left to mourn your passing with the purpose in our hearts to also finish our course honorably. Those of us who have passed this way before know some of the feelings that you, the family, have at this time in your life and we send our consolations and best wishes for your time of adjustment alone. Our love!

  15. Lori and “The A,B,C’S” … I continue to think of your family as you adjust to this sudden new reality. Embrace the many joyful memories shared by those who also were “Bobbed” through the years in one way or another, and take joy in a faithful finish. Bob was a character and one of those who left a mark of remembrance on everyone he encountered. May the fellowship of friends and loved ones be a comfort to you as you walk this valley. Andrea


  17. Bob, You will always be my favorite uncle. I am thankful for time that I had to spend with you. You will always be remembered in my life by your kindness, heartwarming joy, and big smile. You have left me with so many precious memories that I will always cherish. There are also several of your words and phrases that will always have special meaning throughout the rest of my life… I’ll miss you greatly!

  18. There are simply no words… My children are the people they are today in large part because of the Helie family. Lori & Bob showed me how to be a better parent. We love you all and are grieving with you.

  19. Lori and family. So sorry to hear of Bob’s sudden passing. I still can not believe it. Bob has a special place in my heart. I always loved being around him. He was a friend to everyone and had a funny sense of humor. Very special man. He will truly be missed by everyone. Glad to know he has went home to be with God for eternity. May the peace of God give you comfort. Love you all.

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