Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Dale H. Helgerson
March 18, 1936 - February 1, 2019 (Age 82)
Watertown, WI
Service: February 12, 2019
Dale H. Helgerson
Dale Henry Helgerson, 82, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center in Johnson Creek.
A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Todd Iverson officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial with military honors will take place at St. Jerome’s Cemetery in Columbus. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Dale was born on March 18, 1936, the son of Clarence and Mabel (Stange) Helgerson in Columbus, WI. Dale grew up in the Township of Hamden near Columbus, and attended Columbus High School, graduated in 1954. He attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN from 1954-1956, then served in the United States Air Force from 1956-1960.
Dale was married to Diane Canino on May 5, 1962 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Beaver Dam, WI. He was a Meteorological Technician for the National Weather Service for 35 years. He retired from the Weather office in Sullivan, WI in 2001. He belonged to Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. Dale and his wife loved music and dancing.
Dale is survived by his wife of 56 years, his two sons, Daryl Helgerson of Watertown and Craig (Cathy) Helgerson of Rockford, IL; two step-grandchildren, Katie and Hannah Willis of Rockford, IL; sister-in-law, Marcia Helgerson of Cross Plains, WI, and Mary Helgerson of Sun Prairie, WI, sister Betty (Jerry) Swann of Bellvue, CO, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Vernon Helgerson and Kenneth Helgerson.
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