Name: Morris Thomas HELGERSON
Birth: 27 APR 1934 in Wyandotte Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
Death: 15 JUL 2011 in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, Minnesota
Note: Thief River Care Center
Burial: St. Pauli Cemetery, Rocksbury Township, Pennington County, Minnesota
Change Date: 7 NOV 2011
TRF Times Obituary: Morris Helgerson, 77, Thief River Falls, formerly of Newfolden, died Friday, July 15, 2011 at Thief River Care Center in Thief River Falls, with his loving wife, Wilma, at his side. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, with Pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. Burial will follow at St. Pauli Cemetery, rural Thief River Falls. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Ecklund-Holmstrom Post 117 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2793. Casket bearers will include Orlan Helgerson, Ernest Lorenson, Mark Rewertz, Gordon Bring, Vernon Dokkin and Rocky Jesperson. Russell Culkins will be an honorary casket bearer. Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.
Morris Thomas Helgerson was born April 27, 1934 at home in Wyandotte Township, Pennington County, the son of Alfred and Hannah (Enebak) Helgerson. He was baptized and confirmed at Clearwater Lutheran Church, rural Plummer. He attended Poplar Glenn School (one-room schoolhouse, District 125) and St. Hilaire School.
Morris entered into service with the United States Army on May 22, 1957 and was honorably discharged May 21, 1963. He then moved to the Iron Range to be with his family.
Morris worked as a farm hand from his teens to adulthood. He then worked as a miner, logger, trapper; he cut and sold wood, worked on large and small engines; Morris was a ?jack of all trades.? He enjoyed working on mowers, tillers and snowblowers. Morris loved fishing in the Rainy River, hunting, helping other people, and playing cards.
On Sept. 10, 1987, Morris was united in marriage to Wilma Cowen at St. Mark?s Lutheran Church in Palo. The couple lived in Palo, Plummer and Newfolden. They enjoyed driving the back roads together. Morris was a member of New Hope Lutheran Church in Newfolden.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma Frankie Helgerson of Newfolden; step-children, Marcus (Donna) Delvaux of Anderson, Ind., and Raven (Patrick) Burke of Eden Prairie; brother, Orlen (Doris) Helgerson of Palo; sister, Dorothy Bell of Hibbing; cousins, Ernest Lorenson of International Falls and Earl (Kathy) Lorenson of Euclid; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; nephews, Mike, Tom and John Rewertz; grandnephew, Luke Tennison; and brother-in-law, Donald Bell.
Father: Joh(a)n Alfred HELGESON b: 20 DEC 1896 in Hazel, Wyandotte Township, [now] Pennington County, Minnesota
Mother: Hannah Oline ENEBAK b: 23 OCT 1908 in North Dakota