William “Michael” Hellman was born on December 18, 1948 in Hardtner, Kansas (Barber CO.) to Earl and Ida (Johnson) Hellman and passed away January 9, 2015 in Herriman, Utah.
He grew up in Alva, Capron, Enid, Okla and Kiowa, KS. He attended Enid High School and Graduated from Kiowa High School in 1966. He volunteered for the draft in 1968 and volunteered for Vietnam where he was a frontline combat medic. He was awarded the Bronze Star for bravery above and beyond the call of duty as well as the Purple Heart.
After being discharged from the U.S. Army he moved to Alva, OK where he attended and graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University where he majored in forestry. After graduation he moved to Perry, OK where he worked for ODOT (Oklahoma Department of Transportation) In 1989 he moved to Enid and continued to work for ODOT as a surveyor until he retired in 2013.
Mike was a longtime member of VFW and served as commander of post 198 in Enid and was selected as a worldwide all-American post commander. Mike loved the outdoors and loved riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Mike married Laurie Whitehead February 25, 2005 in Enid, OK. After retiring from ODOT they moved to Herriman, UT where they lived until his passing.
He is survived by his wife Laurie of the home, his son, Michael “Shane” Hellman, His wife, Ashley and their three children, Reed, Mikenley and Sadie of Waukomis. A brother, Stan of St. Joe, TX; sister, Mary Anne Scuderi (Ted) of Mustang, OK: numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, three stepchildren and 10 step-grandchildren.
Proceeded in death his parents, infant sister, Mary, brother, Randy, half-brother, Larry, grandparents, WM. And Jenny (Behl) Hellman Dacoma, OK and Pat and Elsie (Thomas) Johnston of Capron, OK: Mikes earthly remains interned in family plot at Sacred Heart Cemetery (Alva, OK) to await resurrection. May his remains rest in mother Earth and may his spirit fly with angels.