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Dorothy Helgerson

Dorothy Helgerson, age 94, formerly of Huron, died Monday, September 10, 2012, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  Her memorial service was at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 15th, at the American Lutheran Church in Huron with Rev. Steven Brandsrud officiating.  Private burial was in Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Dorothy Mary Helgerson was born in Oldham, South Dakota, where she completed elementary school and high school.  She attended business college in Sioux Falls and graduated from Huron College.

In the years prior to World War II, Dorothy worked at the State House in Pierre, where she met John.  They married in 1940 and celebrated their 71st anniversary shortly before his death last year.  She and her husband had been residents of Huron from 1953 to 2009, when they moved to the Twin Cities. 

While living in Huron, Dorothy taught fourth grade at Jefferson School for several years.  She was an active member of the American Lutheran Church, PEO, the Sons of Norway, and Delta Kappa Gamma. 

Survivors include three children, John L. (Martha) Helgerson of Reston, Virginia, Stuart (Wendy) Helgerson of Carson City, Nevada, and Mary D. (Lea) Lippert of Edina, Minnesota; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dolores Hoidal of Sioux Falls.

She was preceded in death by her brother and her husband John.

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