Memorial services for Al and Sue Hellman, of Oacoma, were held Sunday, June 17, 2012 Cedar Shore Convention Center in Oacoma.
Albert (Al) and Mary Susan (Sue) Hellman went home to their Heavenly Father on June 9th, 2012. While their death was unexpected, their first love was Jesus and they were ready to leave this world whenever God saw fit to call them home.
Al was born in Bismark, N.D. on March 6, 1949 to Larry and Leona Hellman. Sue was born in Longview, Wash., on August 13, 1950 to James and Harriet Rogers. They met in Miles City, Mont., fell in love and were married on November 28, 1970.
Al and Sue lived in Mont., Colo., and S.D., and eventually made their home near or in Redfield, S.D., where they raised their four children. For the past 15 years, they have made their home in Chamberlain, S.D.
In 2001, Sue gave her life to the Lord and began a personal relationship with Jesus. A few years later, Al also professed his faith in Jesus and was baptized. Each day they longed to serve the Lord and do His will.
Forever grateful for having shared their life are: their children Danelle Schlaht of Aberdeen S.D., Missy (Pat) Quittem of Sioux Falls S.D., Tracy Hellman of Sioux Falls S.D., and Jim (Leana) Hellman of Chamberlain S.D.; their beloved grandchildren Angel and Caleb Quittem; step-grandchildren, Eric (Suzie) Schlaht of Phoenix Ariz., Jamie (Laura) Schlaht of Sioux Falls, Cody Shoenrock of Sioux Falls S.D., Holly (Timothy) Sax of Minneapolis Minn.; Al's siblings, Bob (Bev) Hellman of Glendive Mont., Norma (Gene) Grist of Terry Mont., Dale (Janie) Hellman of Terry Mont.; Sue's siblings Tom (Nance) Rogers of Spokane Wash., Patrick (Vivan) Rogers of Egan Minn., Terry (Lynette) Rogers of Highland Ranch Colo., Beth (Jack) Devones of Cedar Rapids Iowa and Joanne (Casey) Krause; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Al and Sue are preceeded in death by their parents, Larry and Leona Hellman, James Rogers and Henry and Harriet Francoli; niece Vanessa Devones and nephew Michael Rogers.
Published June 20, 2012