Robert (Helge) Helgeson was called to heaven Sunday July 19th 2020. Bob was born in Glenwood, MN August 19, 1931 to Lila & Rudy Helgeson. Lila & Bob moved to Owatonna when he was a toddler, where he attended Owatonna school. Bob was always a hard worker as a paperboy, and working for his stepfather Fred Langer as a stock boy in Fred's liquor store. Bob enjoyed playing the tuba in several polka bands starting at the age of only 14 .
Bob met Martha Mork and married in 1953 to which 4 children were born Thomas, Debra, Barbara and Douglas. They eventually moved to Minneapolis, then settled in Bloomington. Bob was in the National Guard and he was called up during the Korean War where he was stationed in Great Falls, MT. He finished his service at the 133rd Air National Guard where he was NCO1C of food service. Bob worked many years as a Warehouse Manager at Ferguson (Graybow-Daniels) where he retired in 2002.
Bob and Martha loved traveling and meeting new people. Martha passed away March 2015 quickly after being diagnosed with Brain cancer .She was the love of his life for 61 years. Bob married Jeanette Larson in 2017.
Bob is proceeded in Death by his Mother Lila Langer, Father Rudy Helgeson , Step Father Fred Langer, Brother Jim Langer, and most importantly, his beloved wife Martha Helgeson .
Bob is survived by 4 children Thomas (Linda Black) Helgeson, Debra (Walter) Watson, Barbara (Tim) Koester, Douglas (Holly)Helgeson. 10 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff at Fairview Southdale Hospital and at Founders Ridge in Bloomington for the care he received. Funeral arrangements by Gill Brothers Funeral Home 9947 Lyndale Ave Bloomington, MN
Visitation Monday July 27th,2020 5:00-8:00 PM, open to the public with COVID-19 Restrictions: Please wear a mask and observe proper social distancing. A private family Committal Service with Honors will be held Tuesday July 28th, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Fort Snelling Cemetery at Station #2, 7601 34th Ave S. Minneapolis, Mn 55450. Luncheon will be held at Moose Lodge, 5927 Concord Blvd, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076; Tuesday July 28th from 3:00-6:00PM