Julia M. Helgeson, 52
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Jan. 12, 1961 - May 9, 2013
Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sauk Rapids for Julia M. Helgeson, age 52, who passed away Thursday at her home. Rev. Paul Cloeter and Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Tuesday at the church. Trinity Lutheran prayers will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Julia was born Jan. 12, 1961 in Beaver Creek, OH to Frank & Janet (Scheve) Ryan. She has lived in the Sauk Rapids area since 1986. Julia married Mark Helgeson on Sept. 10, 1988 at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Sartell. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. She was a registered nurse for over 30 years at the St. Cloud Hospital and the St. Cloud Surgical Center. Julia was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as the parish nurse, she was an excellent caregiver. She also was a member of Minnesota Responds and a volunteer for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Julia enjoyed her 1965 GTO, her dogs Duke and Chuck, the outdoors, agate hunting, and liked long walks in the woods. She was a lifetime "picker", collecting antiques. Julia loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband, Mark of Sauk Rapids; sons, Christopher and Eric of Sauk Rapids; mother, Janet Ryan of Beaver Creek, OH; father, Frank Ryan of Louisville, KY; sisters, Karen (Hermann) Serfling of Frisco, NC, Belinda Kolb of Cheyenne, WY, and Cynthia Ryan of Nashville, TN.
Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church.
Obituary, guest book and video tribute online at: www.williamsdingmann.com
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on May 11, 2013