Obituaries

Joyce M. Helgerson

May 31, 1935 - January 28, 2019

Joyce  M.  Helgerson

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Joyce M. Helgerson, 83, of Belvidere, IL passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere, IL. She was born May 31, 1935 in Crawford County, WI to Selbert and Sarah Olive (Sheffield) Aspenson. Joyce married the love of her life Arthur O. Helgerson on December 28, 1951 at Utica Lutheran Church in rural Crawford County, WI. Joyce enjoyed her time with the Pink Ladies volunteering at St. Joseph Hospital as well as spending time fishing. She made her spiritual home at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Belvidere, IL where she served with the Ladies Guild. Most importantly, Joyce enjoyed spending time with family.

Joyce is loved and missed by her children, Dan (Tracy) Helgerson, Robert (Melissa) Helgerson, Alan (Frances) Helgerson; grandchildren, Terra Henry, Lindsey (Jim) Ducey, Alexandra Dalton, Nate (Rachel) Helgerson, Mandy (Brock) Behnke, Tyler Helgerson, Ryan Helgerson and 7 great-grandchildren; siblings, Lois Mikelson, Eldon (Rae Dawn) Aspenson; sisters-in-laws, Marion Ahnen, Rosemary Aspenson, Roseanne Aspenson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents; brothers, Orland Aspenson and Ronald Aspenson.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating. Visitation will be held at church from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to service. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. In lieu of flowers memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.Andersonfcs.com

Service Schedule

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral service will be held Thursday, January 31, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Roger Pollock officiating.

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I first met Joyce when she became a volunteer at St Joseph Hospital… We worked together a for ahile and then she became a “regular” with Janet for at least 20 years. Joyce and I shared Norwegian ancestry and shared memories of the foods and traditions. She was a good neighbor, too. Her house and yard were always neat and tidy. She lamented the loss of the two shade trees in the front yard when the city cut them down. Joyce enjoyed going to breakfast with the”girls” after church services on Sunday morning and we would often be in the same restaurant!
I will miss her.\ and her concern for others, especially her family.
It was not possible for me to attend the funeral for which I regret.

VeeAnne Sykora 2019-02-14T11:11:16

Dan. I just came across your mother’s obituary and I am so sorry for your loss. I see Lindsey is married but Terra Henry is not. Well, we have now become the older generation in our families so we must remain strong and set an example for those to come. You have children and probably grandchildren to guide and I spared any my direction. Again, my condolences.

Dave Davis 2019-02-12T15:30:27

So very sorry for you loss, Dan. I hope peace finds you and your family quickly during this terrible time as you try to find comfort in the lifetime of memories you will have with you always.

Joe Dumas 2019-01-31T07:22:57

Dear Illinois Family,

We wish we could be with you tomorrow to bid farewell to our dear aunt. You are all in our thoughts, prayers and hearts. We will be with you in spirit. ❤

Love,
Joe, Julie and Hunter

Julie Roberts 2019-01-30T18:27:38

We are so sorry for the loss of such a sweet lady. We were blessed to know her and her bright smile. Keeping you in our prayers.

Glenn and Deb LePla 2019-01-30T15:29:05

Our deepest sympathy for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Love,
DONNA & Keith FILAS

Dan, Tracy and Family 2019-01-29T21:26:47

Dearest Family
Our sympathy at this time of profound loss. May your mother’s light shine in your hearts each and every day. Prayers.

Steve & Sally Severson 2019-01-29T18:51:24

Dan and family
Our deepest sympathy and much love to you during this time. May God’s peace cover your days.
Ken and Paula Irwin

Ken & Paula Irwin 2019-01-29T10:55:24

So sorry for your loss Nate ,Rachel and Family ♥️

AnneFederico 2019-01-28T22:00:08

To the Helgerson family, our sincere condolences. Your mother was a joy to know. We enjoyed being with her the times we were together. She will truly be missed. All our love, Kathy and John

Kathy Willard and John Palm 2019-01-28T20:01:40

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