Carol A. Helgeson, 80
Published on May 26, 2023 at 11:50am CDT
Carol A. Helgeson, 80, of Starbuck, formerly of Cottage Grove, died peacefully at her home on Friday, May 19, 2023.
Carol will be missed by her loving husband, Merrell Helgeson; daughters, Debora (Robert) Schwiesow, Barbara (Tim) Cherry, Dana (Jesse) Carlson, Christi (Scott) Dickmeyer and Whitney Tupper; grandchildren, Justine, Brittney, Megan, McKayla, Isaiah and Jordan; great-grandchildren; brother, Anthony Jensen; and many other family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arndt and Josephine Jensen; and sister-in-law, Patricia Jensen.
Carol worked as a jeweler for most of her life and obtained her GIA Certification. She enjoyed doing crafts in her free time; from cross-stitching, gardening, to creating beautiful keepsakes. Carol could often be found on the lake catching fish with Merrell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be on Thursday, June 1, at 12 p.m. with a visitation from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, 8694 80th St. S, Cottage Grove.
Burial to follow at Sunset Cemetery in Minneapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.