Mary Helgeson, 85, Hollandale

Published 8:44 am Friday, July 30, 2010

The memorial service for Mary I. Helgeson of Hollandale will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, 2210 East Main, Albert Lea. The Rev. Gene Leiter will officiate. Interment will be in Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before the service on Monday at Bonnerup Funeral Service.

Mary died on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. She was 85.


She was born on April 8, 1925, in Jackson,the daughter of Louie and Minnie Frodin.

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The family moved and she grew up south of Hollandale. She married Glen O. Helgeson on Feb. 17, 1942, in Lyle. They made their home and raised their family in the Hollandale, Corning area.

Mary was a member of Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting, baking, gardening and canning and freezing her vegetables.

Mary is survived by five children: Larry (Cheryl) Helgeson of rural Austin, Henry Helgeson of Hollandale, Gloria (Dan) Ash of Austin, Cindy (Pete) DeVries of Hollandale, Kathy (Bob) Slegh of Hollandale; grandchildren: Bryant Helgeson (Lee Nee) of Rochester, Michael (Danyel) Helgeson of Austin, Stephanie (Tim) Putzier of Rochester, Eric (Tonya) Ruzek of Lewiston, Christina (Lee) Holtberg of Blooming Prairie, Laura Varner of Hollandale, Allison DenHerder and friend Chad Johnson of Geneva, Amanda Slegh and friend Dallas DeShanne of Hollandale; great-grandchildren: Gage and Lexi Helgeson, Myia, Jace, Makayla and Ciera Ruzek, Zachary Holtberg, Aubri DenHerder; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Glen, in 1992; son, Jerry, in infancy; grandson, Jacob Varner, in 2008; and sisters and brothers.