Robert Louis Helmke
Robert Louis Helmke
  • June 13, 1937 - February 12, 2014
  • Slidell, Louisiana

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Robert L. Helmke passed away on Wednesday Feb. 12, 2014 at his home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Bob was a native of New Orleans and lived in Slidell for the past 21 years. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was retired from Air Products and Chemical after 32 years of service. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, friend and an avid car enthusiast.
He is survived by his beloved wife Kay F. Helmke of 28 years, his children Wendy Helmke -Stone (Brian), Robert L. Helmke II(Michelle) and Kathy Scioneaux (Earl), His brother John H. Helmke II and grandchildren Robin, Kaitlyn, Sara, Gregory, Connor, Cole and many nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents John H. Helmke and Norma Helmke, and Sister Norma Margaret Helmke.
The family would like to extend a sincere appreciation to the nurses and staff of St. Joseph's Hospice of the Northshore for their support and care.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend an evening visitation at Jacob Schoen and Son Funeral Home, 3827 Canal Street at N. Scott, on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. A Funeral service will be celebrated in the Chapel at 11:00 am on Monday, February 17, 2014. Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. and continual until service begins. Interment will be in Metairie Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed online at Arrangements under the direction of Schoen Funeral Home, New Orleans, LA.