Douglas Paul Helein
Helein, Douglas, Paul 57, on Nov. 9, 2008. Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church. Beloved son of the late Paul and Virginia Helein; dear nephew, cousin and friend to many. Mr. Helein was the past president of Helein Insurance, Insurance Enterprises, D.H. Helicopter (Fostaire Helicopters) and Greystone Condominium Assn. Doug was also an insurance broker at Welsh, Flatness & Lutz. He served on the boards at South Side National Bank, Allegiant Bank, Quincy University, Epworth Children & Family Service and The Advisory Board for Pulaski Bank. He was a member of the Cathedral Basilica, St. Louis Cathedral Choir, Cadillac LaSalle Club and U.S. Coast Guard Aux. flotilla 3-8 and served as Vice Flotilla Commander 2 times.Services:Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2008 from 4 p.m-8 p.m. in the Great Hall of AMBRUSTER-DONNELLY Mortuary, 6633 Clayton Rd. (Clayton). The Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, 4431 Lindell Blvd. Interment Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Quincy University, Attn: Advancement Office, 1800 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301 or St. Louis Cathedral Concerts, 4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.
Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Nov. 11 to Nov. 13, 2008.
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My cousin, and best friend when we were kids. I hoped we'd get together again as you slowed down at work. We had so many good times with all our family members. You will not be forgotten.
Charles Goodman
December 10, 2008
To the family of DOUG HELEIN:

Know of our deep prayerful sympathy on the passing of QUINCY UNIVERSITY alumnus, board member and dedicated supporter DOUGLAS P. HELEIN. His leadership, initiative and philanthropy to his Alma Mater will not be forgotten! He is remembered in the Masses and prayers of the Franciscan Fathers, students and staff of QUINCY UNIVERSITY.
May DOUG rest in peace!

Alumni Office
November 18, 2008
My cousin, my brother, my friend. You will never be forgotten and I know you are up there in Heaven smiling down on us. Too young to leave us, but forever in our hearts.
Gerry Lynne Powell
November 15, 2008
DOUG was an unforgettable person who truly loved and was dedicated to the NEW CATHEDRAL BASILICA.
His lengthy service as Choir Member,
Fish Fry Chairman, Parish Council Member, and numerous other positions show his love and dedication for our landmark church and for others! DOUG, you will truly be missed by your New Cathedral Basilica Parish Family--and you will be remembered in our Masses and our prayers!
NEW CATHEDRAL BASILICA of ST. LOUIS Lindell and Newstead Aves.
November 13, 2008
We met 27 years ago as I remember, and instantly bonded a unique friendship that I have always cherished. There are too many memories to even try to speak of but we shared a relationship as mentor when there was a business idea, and a shoulder and an ear when there was a personal issue.

My only regret was that I didn’t spend more time with you these last few months when you needed me the most. My faith has assured me that you are in a better place and the reunion with those that have gone before us will be a festival indeed.

There will be an empty place in my heart without you , but you will live on in this place though the memories we will share with all whose lives you blessed.

Until God takes us home to be with you, rest now and know how much your friendship has meant to all of us and how are lives are better having known you.
Mark & Scott
November 13, 2008
The loss of my dear friend Doug is compounded with the pain that I cannot be there to share the love and remembrances of this wonderful, caring, generous and loving person. I can only say that Doug's example of charity and genuine regard for all humankind will live in us that are woefully left behind. His presence will be missed by more persons than any of us can imagine, and more than he would ever know. Thank you, Doug, for being your unique self. I know that his mother, Honey, and father, Paul and other family rejoice in his coming to them in the better place. And Liz, Lou and many others are waiting for Doug with a beaming smile and a wonderful libation.
Happy Journey, Doug.
I will see you when my days are through,
Until that day I will be missing you.

Bill McIntyre
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bill McIntyre
November 12, 2008
I will really miss Douglas. One day I was walking down my street near the Greystone, walking my dog and I looked up to see the Greystone. At that exact moment Douglas called my cell and we had a nice chat. There are other memories, but this is how I'll remember him. Chatting away about his interests and asking me about mine.
Jeff Brown
November 12, 2008
I will always be thankful that I can call Doug a personal friend, a collegemate, my insurance agent, my organist at my wedding, and the list goes on. While having dinner recently, he was concerned with my health, but that was Doug always concerned about others. We bonded the summer before starting college and it was a friendship I will always treasure. You will be missed by more than you will ever know.
Terry Synos
November 12, 2008
Thanks Doug for all of the great insurance advice you shared over the years with fellow college roommates. Thanks also for always making time to reconnect and reminisce over the phone. We'll never forget all of the great times shared at Quincy University. Most of all, thank you for being our friend. We will miss you, but know that you are at peace.
Phil Chapleau
November 12, 2008
Doug was a business and a personal friend. A rare combination he was always ready to help either in busness or personal problems.

Jerry and Carole Birdsong
Jerry Birdsong
November 12, 2008
A kind man and fellow boater; Douglas you will be missed by many that were fortunate to have known you. May you have eternal rest in the light of our creator.
Robert Henson
November 12, 2008
Douglas, your friendship has made for truly great memories, especially so at Thanksgiving and Christmas. . .Honey, your poetry and the best bloody mary's. You are missed, but I am sure you are spreading your humor, generosity and love to others now and perhaps dancing the 'baden-baden'. I feel very fortunate for the time we did spend together. Thank you.
Paige Bahloul
November 11, 2008
My friend Doug was an uncommonly kind and caring person who would always help anyone who needed it. His warmth and honesty will be sorely missed by many.
Kurt Ford
November 11, 2008
I will be forever grateful for my friendship with Doug. He was truly a spirit that will be missed by so many near and far. Never once did he fail to ask how my family was when we talked. Gracious, polite, caring....this list is endless when it comes to describing Doug, may his spirit and love live on. Blessings,
Charla Wikoff, Bethalto, Illinois
Charla Wikoff
November 11, 2008
Doug has been a great neighbor and friend for many years. We will miss him.
Ron & Christy Silverman
November 11, 2008
Douglas, we will always remember you--in fact how could anyone possibly forget you after crossing paths. Your kindness to persons of all types, your generosity, your willingness to host the masses, your genuine humor, your endearing and sometimes irritating craziness. All of these things add up to a truly unique person that we shall indeed never forget. Thanks for many wonderful years of friendship. We will think of you and speak of you often. Au revoir good friend.
Sherrod & Jim
November 11, 2008
Doug gave joy and laughter to all of us each and every time he visited. He will be greatly missed, and always in our hearts!
Terrene Restaurant
November 11, 2008
Everyone at Acme Janitor will truly miss Doug. He has been a friend to Ed & Emma, Larry, Allen, Charles and Mary & Charlie for over 30 years. His smile and positive attitude was always a moment to brighten anyone's day. Thanks for being a friend to all of us at Acme.
Charles Kinworthy
November 11, 2008
Melissa and I will be forever grateful for +30 years of friendship. Although we now live away from St. Louis, Doug's introductions provided us with the core of our closest friendships which have lasted to this day. Special memories include the fabulous Christmas and New Years parties; Patty Long's; shooting bottle rockets from the Graystone rooftop on the 4th of July; Central West End Halloweens with Doug as Bishop and his nun entourage; CWE Christmas Walks; the early morning "locked car" incident at our Creve Coeur home on an extremely cold February night; visiting us in Mission Viejo; sightseeing, dining and shopping in Chicago; Blessing of the Fleet 1st place awards; Grand Haven, Saugatuck, and the Chgo. Yacht Club; Mackanic Island trip, antique car rides; shared dinners and stories; his love and care for Liz and Lou; his mother Honey; entrustment to us as worthy God parents to Duchess; the shared birth year with Douglas, Krauss, and myself; and even the mundane moments such as buying loaves of white bread at Aldi's for a Cathedral fish fry. He will be greatly missed.
Don Palmer
November 11, 2008
Douglas was a very special person and will be missed by many.
Southampton Healthcare
November 11, 2008
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