Obit: Helgerson, Robert Edward (1927 - 2019)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Ewings, Helgerson, LaValley, Schottelkorb, Zuehl
----Source: The Cornell Courier - Sentinel (Cornell, Cadott, Holcombe, WI) 2/28/2019
Helgerson, Robert “Bob” Edward (8 APR 1927 - 24 FEB 2019)
Robert “Bob” Edward Helgerson passed away Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019.
Bob was born April 8, 1927, the son of Otto and Violet Helgerson. He graduated from Cornell High School, then proudly served his country, enlisting in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged.
Carol and Bob were united in marriage Nov. 6, 1948, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cornell. They lived their entire married life in Cornell, celebrating 70 years of marriage in 2018.
They made their home on Eighth Street, until November of 2018, when they moved to Cornell Health Services.
To this marriage, four children were welcomed into their lives – Robert “Mike” (Nancy), Kathleen (Jim) Zuehl, Marilyn and Barbara Ewings.
He was employed at the Cornell paper mill his entire working career. At his retirement, he held the position of production supervisor. Bob was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his brother – Harold (Marge); three children; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife – Carol; and daughter – Marilyn.
As their children grew, they enjoyed many activities as a family – camping, hunting, fishing, traveling and attending school activities. Later, celebrations of graduations, weddings, baptisms and the births of their grandchildren, they happily embraced.
After Bob’s retirement, they traveled extensively in the United States, and to Sweden, Germany, and Carol’s mother’s birth place, Norway. Many good friends were made in these travels. Bob enjoyed hunting with his son and grandchildren. His favorite activity, was keeping the large lawn mowed with his tractor. He enjoyed sitting outside in the summer, visiting with his brother, Harold.
Among their greatest blessings, are their beloved grandchildren, who lovingly call them Grandpa and Grandma – Matthew (Tracy), Andrew (Stephanie), Michael, Rachel (Marshall), Nathan (Roberta), Stephanie (David) and Jason (Erin); and great-grandchildren – Marit, Merrick, Björn, Graham, Ellie, Claire, Evan, Cadence Marilyn Kay, Maddie, Parker, Bryanna, Bryan, Makenzie and Morgan.
We are grateful for all the love and guidance they gave us, and values they instilled in all of us. We will dearly miss them but they are forever in our hearts – two beautiful souls called home.
“Memories keep a song in your heart,” so many memories and so many songs.
Their funeral services were held together at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Cornell, with Pastor Andy Schottelkorb officiating. Interment was at the Cornell Cemetery. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m., until the time of service, Saturday, at the church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.leiserbortonfuneralhome.com.
Borton-Leiser Funeral Home & Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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