OBITUARY

Robert Louis Helfers

April 22, 1941March 11, 2017

Robert L. Helfers, 75, of Union passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 in Barrington. Born April 22, 1941 in Elmhurst; he was the son of August and Edna (Rosenwinkel) Helfers. He married Karen J. LoGrasso on September 7, 1963 in Itasca. A member of Zion Lutheran Church and the Seneca Township Liars Club; Bob retired from Seneca Township Highway Department as a Road Commissioner after 15 years of service. Bob was a fan of the Chicago Bears and he enjoyed traveling, being outdoors, restoring tractors and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Karen LoGrasso Helfers; son, Michael (Colleen) Helfers; grandchildren, Garrett and Samantha Helfers; sister, Kathy (Harry) Doherty; sister-in-law, Patricia Mellema; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his parents. Visitation 9 a.m. until time of funeral service at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson Street, Marengo. Luncheon will be held immediately following the service at the church. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ALS Foundation at www.alsa.org or Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be submitted at marego-unionfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

Memories

Robert Louis Helfers

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Ralph & Georgia Payne

March 18, 2017

Karen, we will always remember with joy our square dance days, and you and Bob were a big part of that. We are sorry for your loss and that we couldn't attend the service.

Mike Markison

March 17, 2017

My sincere condolences to Mike and Coleen.

Jinnie Andrews

March 16, 2017

Karen, I was so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I heard that he was ill. You are in my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am sorry that I was not able to make the wake and funeral. With me not driving I don't get out as much as I would like to.

Grant and Lynn Elliott

March 16, 2017

sorryforyourloss

Bonnie Olson

March 15, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Karen. I pray God will help you find comfort knowing that Bob is in a much better place now. The memories you had with Bob will live in your heart forever. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

With my deepest sympathy,

Love Bonnie

Gina Peabody

March 14, 2017

Karen , my heart is breaking for you . I am so very sorry for the loss of your true love . God Bless Bob & God Bless everyone who loved him . All my love to You XOXOXO LOVE , GINA XOXOXO

Paulette Disabatino

March 13, 2017

Karen so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family.

Kristine Scudder

March 13, 2017

Karen, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that God will comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and carry you through this time of sadness to a place of peace. With Deepest Sympathy, Kris Scudder

March 12, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss Karen. ...may you find some comfort in Gods love as He holds Bob in the palm of His hand as he enters Heaven! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Love to you...Carol and Jeff Griggs (Douglas, Ga.)

March 12, 2017

So sorry to hear of your loss Karen. ...may you find some comfort in Gods love as He holds Bob in the palm of His hand as he enters Heaven! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! Love to you...Carol and Jeff Griggs (Douglas, Ga.)

FROM THE FAMILY