Dale J. Helgeson

Dale J. Helgeson, 70, of Asbhy, MN, died on Friday, February 16, 2018 at his residence surrounded by family.
Visitation was Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at the Glende-Nilson Funeral Home in Ashby and continuing one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral services were 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Our Savior’s-Ten Mile Lake Lutheran Church in Dalton with Pastor Matthew Zelie officiating. Interment was in Our Savior’s Cemetery of Dalton.
Dale Jerome was born May 21, 1947 at Wright Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN, the son of Gilmen Leonard and Rosella Irene (Nohre) Helgeson. He was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. Dale graduated from Ashby High School in 1965 and in 1969, he graduated from Moorhead State University with a degree in Physical Education/Health. Dale went on to student teach at  Twin Valley, MN before embarking on his lifetime career path of road construction.
October 1, 1977, he married Joan Renee Sivertson at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Dalton. To this union three children were born, Kristie, Lane and Brian. The couple resided in Fergus Falls before returning to Dale’s parents homestead in Ashby.
Dale worked at Dieseth and H & R Construction for over 40 years as a superintendent until his retirement in October 2013. He was a member of the local 49ers Union and Our Savior’s-Ten Mile Lake Luther Church. Dale was a calm, patient, meticulous, hardworking, compassionate good Samaritan. Dale and Joan recently celebrated 40 years of marriage. Dale will truly be missed by all those who knew him.
Dale enjoyed the outdoors, deer and pheasant hunting, ice fishing, his dogs, and tinkering with tractors. Dale cherished his time with family, especially the Friday night pizza parties. Dale cherished his grandkids and could often be seen guiding them on pontoon and 4-wheeler rides.  He enjoyed the company of the men on his crew at H & R.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmen and Rosella.
He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Joan Helgeson of Ashby; three children, Kristie (Brett) Knutson of Blaine, MN; Lane (Samantha) Helgeson of Cokato, MN and Brian (Alisha) Helgeson of Fergus Falls; two siblings, Lyle Helgeson of Fergus Falls and Diane Helgeson of Plymouth, MN; seven grandchildren, Lyla, Tessa, Maizy, Jozy, Edy, Abram and Drew along with numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Memorials preferred to the Hope Lodge, 2500 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414 or Lake Region Healthcare Cancer Center in Fergus Falls, 908 S Cascade St, Fergus Falls, MN 56537.
Glende-Nilson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ashby was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at www.GlendeNilson.com.