Bob Heald, of Ogilvie, passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 at his home. He was 65 years old.
A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will be held from 4-7 pm on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at the Firepit Bar & Grill (formerly the Pink Diamond).
MEMORIALS are preferred to the family in lieu of flowers.
Robert “Bob” Heald died on Monday, November 29th, 2021, at the age of 65 at home surrounded by his loved ones, after a 6 1/2 year battle with colorectal cancer.
He was born on August 27, 1956 to Dean & Delores Heald. He was a 1974 graduate of Ogilvie High School where he played on the football team. After graduation he worked in construction and then joined his dad and brothers to work full time on the family dairy farm. In August 1995 he went to work for Schlagel, Inc, where he worked until the time of his death.
In July of 1979 his son, Troy was born. In March of 1985 he met his wife, Carrie, together they had 2 daughters, Miranda in July of 1986 and Makayla in March of 1993. In 2003 he designed and built his family home. In February 2016 his grandson William was born, giving him the best title, Papa. Five months later, in July 2016 his first granddaughter, Kingsley was born and 2 years later in June 2018 he welcomed another granddaughter, Austyn. His grandkids were his reason to fight.
In his younger years he had a love for trapping and coon hunting. He enjoyed ice fishing trips with his buddies to Lake of the Woods every New Year’s Eve as well as snowmobiling & fishing trips in Canada. He took the family on many fishing & camping trips to Portsmouth, Bad Medicine, Lake Superior, and Lake Michigan. He enjoyed working on his food plots, bow hunting, shooting guns, spending time with his dog, giving his grandkids rides on the ranger and enjoying the wildlife from his deck.
He was a jack of all trades and when he put his mind to something, he made it happen. He wanted to leave something for his family to enjoy, so he began building a cabin. Watching his family, friends and the community come together to build his dream, right up until his last moments, brought so much comfort and while he will not be able to enjoy this cabin physically, it is a place they will have to continue to honor and remember him as they make many memories there.
He was preceded in death by his parents Dean and Delores Heald; his “pupper dog” Jazzy; brothers, Tom and Gary; cousins, Jeff Pierson, Doug Heald, and Jason Heald; sister-in-law DeDe Heald; mother-in-law Judy Clark.
He is survived by his wife Carrie; son Troy; daughters, Miranda (Eric) & Makayla; grandkids, William, Kingsley, & Austyn; nephews, Shane (Kelly) & Dusty (Dawn); niece Lacee (Kevin); aunt Diane; cousins, Steve (Gail), Rick (Chris), Mark (Coral), Brenda (Dan); many other family members and friends.