Glenda L. Helgerson

October 2, 1919 - October 16, 2016


Visitation: Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 20 at Canton Lutheran Church Canton, SD.

helgerson-paper-pic      Glenda Helgerson, age 97, died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society Canton.  Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, October 20 at Canton Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.

          Glenda was born on October 2, 1919 in Dell Rapids, SD to Lorntz and Gertrude (Lassessen) Haugen.  She grew up on the family farm and attended Moen school.  She loved music and was an organist at East Nidaros and an accompanist for the Orpheus Male Chorus.  She married Kermit Helgerson on February 2, 1946 at East Nidaros.  The couple lived and farmed near Canton.  She was the organist at Canton Lutheran for over 30 years and also played for the Grieg Male Chorus for a number of years.  They couple moved into Canton in 1985.  She was a member of Canton Lutheran Church, the American Legion and VFW Auxiliary, and a charter member of the Sons of Norway.

          Grateful for sharing her life are her son, Leland, Circle Pines, MN;  sisters-in-law,  Doris Olseth and Helen Eiesland; along with numerous other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kermit; her parents, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.

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  1. Leland, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I always liked visiting with her, although it has been many years since I have seen her. She lived a long full life but it is never easy to lose your mom. Take care my friend. Tanna Gries

  2. During this time of loss, we at AseraCare Hospice, would like to extend our condolences to you and your family. The nurses and staff at AseraCare thank you for the privilege of being able to serve you during these difficult times. May the Lord bless you and keep you.
    – The AseraCare Hospice Team

  3. Leland,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing. She was such a wonderful lady. My daughter Kayla loved visiting with her. First meeting her with they lived at the Hiawatha Heights. Cherish the memories, she will be with you forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you.