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Robert “Bob”  Allen Helgren


Bob Helgren, beloved husband, dad, Pop-Pop, and friend, passed away peacefully on September 14, 2022 at the age of 85. Bob was born on September 26, 1936 as the only child of Florence (Nestor) and Rudolph Helgren. 

Bob served in the Marines from 1954-57 and in 1959 he married the love of his life, Ruthann. Together they raised two children, Allison and Scott. Bob graduated from Bemidji Teacher’s College in 1963 and was a well-loved teacher at Park Rapids Middle School for 39 years. Bob was an avid hot rod enthusiast and treasured his 1936 Ford Coupe that he built himself.

Bob is survived and dearly missed by his wife and best friend, Ruthann, children Allison and Scott, grandchildren Alex, Carly and Logan, and great-granddaughter Kendall. Please join us in celebrating Bob’s life on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Cease Funeral Home, 710 1st St W, Park Rapids.

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