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“Our thoughts are with all of you at this time of Rob's passing. With deepest sympathy, May Crowe and Family ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: May Wahrer Crowe - Charleston, IA

“The Helmick Family, so sorry to hear about your loss, may the memories of Robert live in your hearts...Delene and family... ”
2 of 9 | Posted by: Delene Wildrick Atterberg - IA

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Helmick family. May God provide comfort and peace in this time of sorrow and give you the strength to heal...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Vikki Kula - Cedar Rapids, IA

“You will be missed. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: - IA

“My thoughts go out to Todd & Holly your dad was the sweetest guy I meet. He will be missed dearly. My you Rest in Peace Rob. Hugs! ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Tabby - Donnellson, IA

“Thought I would beat you to it Rob, I have so much respect for you. Rest in peace my friend, Daniel Gehle ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Daniel Gehle - Ft. Madison, IA

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: melissa swinderman

“I'm sorry to hear about Rob. I worked with him at Johnson trucking a few years ago. May he rest in peace. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Jerran Marshall - Fort Madison

“sending our symphathies to the Helmick family. thinking of you all in this time of your loss of your loved one. He will be missed. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: kathy - Bloomfield, IA


Robert Lee Helmick, 58, of Donnellson, Iowa, passed away at 3.29 p.m. Monday, November 30, 2015 at his home.

Born July 6, 1957 the son of Walter and Mary (Rempe) Helmick. He was married to Lisa Gabel, they later divorced in 1998.

Survivors include one son; Todd Robert (Jess Nolan) Helmick of Donnellson, one daughter; Holly LeAnn (Seith Boudreau) Helmick of Farmington, baby Boudreau (arriving in April of 2016), his mother; Mary Helmick of Argyle, one sister; Carol Helmick of Argyle, one brother; David (Linda) Helmick of Argyle and one niece Amanda.

He was preceded in death by his father Walter and his grandparents.

Robert was a 1977 graduate of Central Lee High School. He worked as a diesel mechanic at Reilly Construction and then worked for WM Johnson Trucking for twenty five years. He was a member of the Twin Rivers Tractor Club and Laplanders Tractor Pulling Association. Robert enjoyed antique tractor pulling, John Wayne movies, Farmall and Oliver tractors, camping at Western Illinois Old Threshers, raising cattle and the simple farm life. He looked forward to becoming a grandpa.

Friends may call after 12:00 noon Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson, Iowa where the family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. that afternoon.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, December 3, 2015 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson with Reverend Bill Willis officiating.

Burial will be at the Argyle Memorial Garden.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes.com. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.