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Carol M. Helgerson

July 14, 1929 February 22, 2019
Carol M. Helgerson
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Obituary for Carol M. Helgerson

Carol Madeline Helgerson passed away February 22, 2019. She was born July 14, 1929
the daughter of Wilfred and Martha LaValley. Carol was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior's
Lutheran Church. She was graduated from Cornell High School. Carol married Robert E
Helgerson November 6, 1948.
Carol was a devoted wife, mother, musician, grandmother, and homemaker. She was a
member of Our Savior's Lutheran ALCW. Carol played piano and organ at her church for over
60 years, using her musical abilities at services, choir, cantatas and countless other activities
that required music to be played.
Carol is survived by husband Robert three children, seven grandchildren, and fourteen
great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter Marilyn, siblings Duane, Ottmar, Floyd, Clarice, Beatrice, Dorothy, and Connie.

Carol and Bob Helgerson were united in Marriage on November 6, 1948 at Our Savior's
Lutheran Church in Cornell, WI. They lived their entire married life in Cornell, celebrating
seventy years of marriage in 2018. They made their home on eighth street until November of
2018 when they moved to the Cornell Care Center.
To this marriage four children were welcomed into their lives. Robert "Mike" (Nancy),
Kathleen Zuehl (Jim), Marilyn, and Barbara Ewings. As their children grew, they enjoyed many
activities as a family - camping, hunting, fishing, traveling, and attending school activities. Later
celebrations of graduations, weddings, baptisms, and the births of their grandchildren they
happily embraced.
After Bob's retirement they traveled extensively in the United States. They traveled to
Sweden, Germany and Carol's mother's birth place, Norway. Many good friends were made in
these travels.
Carol continued to be active with the activities at the church particularly the music
department. Knitting, sewing, reading and working crossword puzzles were her favorite hobbies.
Bob enjoyed hunting with son and grandchildren. His favorite activity was keeping the
large lawn mowed with his tractor. He enjoyed sitting outside in the summer visiting with his
brother Harold.
Among their greatest blessings are their beloved grandchildren who lovingly call them
Grandpa and Grandma: Matthew (Tracy), Andrew (Stephanie), Michael, Rachel (Marshall),
Nathan (Roberta), Stephanie (David), Jason (Erin) and great grandchildren: Marit, Merrick,
Björn , Graham, Ellie, Claire, Evan, Cadence Marilyn Kay, Maddie, Parker, Bryanna, Bryan,
Makenzie, and Morgan.
We are grateful for all the love and guidance they gave us and values they instilled in all
of us. We will dearly miss them but they are forever in our hearts - two beautiful souls called
home. "Memories keep a song in your heart" so many memories and so many songs.
Their funeral services will be held together at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, WI. with Pastor Andy Schottelkorb officiating.
Interment will follow service at the Cornell Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

2

Mar

9:30 AM 3/2/2019 9:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Saviors Lutheran Church

201 S. 6th St.
Cornell, WI 54732

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
201 S. 6th St. Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

2

Mar

11:00 AM 3/2/2019 11:00:00 AM
Our Saviors Lutheran Church

201 S. 6th St.
Cornell, WI 54732

Pastor Andy Schottelkorb officiating

Our Saviors Lutheran Church
201 S. 6th St. Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Cornell Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cornell Cemetery
Cornell, WI 54732

Cornell Cemetery Cornell 54732 WI
United States
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