Jennifer Helgerson, 31, Albert Lea

Published 9:03 am Sunday, July 21, 2013

Funeral services for Jennifer Rae Helgerson, 31, of Albert Lea, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ascension Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Jennifer Helgerson

Jennifer Helgerson

Jennifer Rae Helgerson, of Albert Lea, passed away Thursday, July 18, 2013, at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester after a sudden battle with a liver disease.

Jeni was a 2000 graduate of Albert Lea High School where she was active in tennis and softball. Jeni graduated from Rasmussen College as a paralegal, Riverland Community College as an licensed practical nurse and then again as a registered nurse. Jeni was currently working on her bachelor’s degree of science in nursing through Winona. Jeni worked many years with the elderly as an activities director, LPN, and then an RN. She loved working with the elderly. Jeni was a proud mom to her beautiful children Ramsie, 6, and Edison, 4, who were the light of her life.

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Jeni will be remembered as fun loving, smart, proud, driven and never willing to back down from a challenge. She was always ready to help out anywhere, anytime. Jeni was an outgoing, spontaneous, wonderful, beautiful human being who could brighten anyone’s day with her contagious smile. Jeni loved, loved spending time with her family especially during the holidays and time up north. She was always the first to come and the last to leave.

Jeni is survived by her parents, Alan and Sheila (Ballandby) Helgerson, her children Ramsie and Edison Williams, her significant other Bryce Williams, her sisters Keli Enser (David), Ellen Helgerson and her brother Henry Helgerson, her nieces Gracie and Sophie Enser and her grandmothers Betty Helgerson and Ruth Mashka all of Albert Lea. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her great-grandma Alice Overgaard, her grandfathers Glen Ballandby and Verlyn Helgerson, her uncle and aunt Randee, and Kim Ballandby and uncle Kevin Dorman, her cousins Josh, Wyatt and Katie Medd.

Jeni was taken from us far too soon, but luckily we are blessed with many, many unforgettable memories.