Gladys M. Helgeson, Janesville, WI (1928-2014)

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

July 6, 1928 - March 21, 2014

Gladys M. Helgeson, 85, a long-time Janesville resident, passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, at Heartwarming House in Milton, where she had made her home for the past 3 years. Gladys was born in Janesville, on July 6, 1928, the daughter of Hjalmar and Dora (Sorle) Rasmussen. She graduated from Janesville High School and cosmetology school in Madison. Gladys was employed as a beautician in Janesville, and later worked at Burdick Corporation in Milton. She married Lester Helgeson and together they owned and operated Cheerio’s Bar in Janesville, prior to his death. Gladys was a long-time member of First Lutheran Church.

Surviving are one daughter, Nancy (DuWayne) Stanis of Rockford, IL; one sister, Esther Rasmussen of Janesville; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; as well as nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Florence Anderson; and five brothers: Arnold, Leo, Elmer, James and Homer Rasmussen.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 2200 Milton Avenue, Janesville, with burial to follow in Milton Lawns. Rev. David Brynelson will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:30 until 11 a.m. at MILTON LAWNS CHAPEL. Memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc. The family is being assisted by HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

Gladys’ Family would like to express their deep appreciation to the amazing Staff of Heartwarming House in Milton,and the wonderful support given by the Agrace HospiceCare Staff.

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