Dellia Helgeson

Dellia Helgeson

Dellia (Lien) Helgeson, age 93, of Monticello, Minn., died peacefully Thursday, May 2, 2019, at CentreCare Health, Monticello.

Dellia was born July 11, 1925, in Roseau, Minn., to Carl O. and Stella (Praska) Lien.

She was baptized and confirmed at Moe Lutheran in Ross, Minn.

Dellia attended Roseau County School District 48 and completed her studies June 19, 1940.

On Dec. 1, 1943, Dellia Lien and Lloyd Raymond Helgeson were united in marriage in Badger, Minn. Their attendants were Harvey Huamstad and Delores Lien.

They farmed the Helgeson homestead in Duxby, Minn., and had six children.

In 1957, the family moved to International Falls, Minn., where Lloyd was employed by Mando paper mill, later known as Boise Cascade.

Dellia was a member of Evangelical Mission Covenant Church.

She enjoyed being a stay at home mom, and later she did some daycare, and worked for ServiceMaster.

Dellia loved to knit, crochet and embroider, put together jigsaw puzzles, and read.

Most of all, Dellia loved spending time with her family and coffeeing with friends.

Dellia is survived by her children, Beverly (Ronald) Hoffman of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Myra (Gregory) Heffner of St. Michael, Minn., Raymond (Helen) Helgeson of Montrose, Minn., Elvira (Allen) Gordon of International Falls, and Nancy (Stan) of St. James, Minn.; daughter-in-law, Macaila Helgeson of San Diego, Calif.; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband in 1982, Lloyd Helgeson; son, Wayne, in 2019; parents; twin sister, Delores (Dan) Foss; and in-laws, Mabel, Lillian, Anne, Clarence, Alice, Nellie, Agnes, Lyda, Ella and Vernie.

A graveside service will be conducted on Dellia’s birthday, Thursday, July 11, at 10:30 a.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Alzheimer’s Association.

Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

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