WAYNE — Services for Gene Helgren, 87, of Wayne will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Revs. Carl Lilienkamp and Michael Feldmann will officiate. Burial will be in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Wayne with military rites.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Monday at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
He died Friday, April 27, 2012, at Careage of Wayne.
Aaron Eugene “Gene” Helgren Jr. was born Dec. 1, 1924, at Wakefield to Aaron and Helen (Levene) Helgren. He was confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church near Wakefield. In 1943 he graduated from Wayne High School. He served in the United States Army from March 1945 to November 1946.
Gene married Delores Test Dec. 20, 1944, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church near Wakefield 67 years ago. They farmed southeast of Wayne for over 60 years and moved into Wayne in 1991. Gene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Wayne and a 50-year member of Wayne American Legion Post 43. He enjoyed playing pool, golf and Senior Golf League with his friends.
Gene is survived by his wife, Delores; sons Don Helgren of Laurel, Rick (Cheryl) Helgren of Lincoln and Randy Helgren of Plainview; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother Warren Helgren of Columbia, Tenn.; nieces and nephews.
Gene was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gordon in 2012, sister Dorothy Meyer in 2011 and daughters-in-law Betty Helgren in 2002 and Ava Helgren in 2007.