Henry O. Helgeson passed away at the St. Lucas hospital in Faribault Sunday, April 16, 1950, after an illness of about ten days. Death was directly attributable to heart trouble. He was 75 years, 11 months, and 7 days of age.
Born in Urness township, Douglas county, Minnesota, on May 9, 1874, he was the son of Lars and Martha Helgeson. He was baptized and confirmed in West Moe church at Brandon, Minn.
On October 23, 1895, he was married to Inger Overby in Red Wing. To this union ten children were born, nine of whom survive. After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Helgeson resided on a farm near Wanamingo. They later moved to Wanamingo village where he was engaged in the meat market business. From there they returned to their farm, where Mr. Helgeson remained until about ten years ago. Since that time he has been making his home with his children. Mrs. Helgeson preceded him in death 22 years ago.
The surviving nine children are: Mrs. Ellard (Anna) Evans of Minneola township; Eddie of Faribault; Mrs. Albert (Martha) Stokke of St. Paul; Mrs. Gaylord (Ida) Bollenbach, and Harry of Faribault; Theodore of Kenyon; Melvin of Nerstrand and Irvin and Mrs. Roy (Helen) Shelby of Kenyon. One son, Louis of Kenyon, preceded him in death. There are 28 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Ev. Lutheran church in Kenyon Wednesday afternoon, April 19, at 2 o'clock with Rev. H. M. Johnson, pastor of the Wanamingo Lutheran church officiating. Two vocal selections were rendered by Clifford Haugen.
Interment was in the Dale church cemetery. Pallbearers were Wayne Berge, Arnold Evans, Jerome, James, Adrian, and Darwin Helgeson.
Inger Overby Helgeson
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