Monday, December 13, 2010

Cleo J. Helgeson - Bradley

     Cleo J. Helgeson, 81, of Bradley, entered into the kingdom of Heaven Friday (Dec. 10, 2010). Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon-Hertz Funeral Home, west Kankakee, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Patty Heath will officiate.
     Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens, Aroma Township. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
     Mrs. Helgeson retired from the Kankakee County Health Department after 25 years as an administrative secretary. She was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Pontiac, the daughter of Lewis and Alice Duffy Weber. Her husband, Auldon D. "Bucky" Helgeson, whom she married June 6, 1948, in Pontiac, passed away Nov. 23, 1993. She served in the area as a community judge and was a political Republican activist. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting and needlepoint.
     Surviving are one son, Roger Helgeson, of Bradley; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Scott Powers, of Brookport; four grandchildren, Becki and Terry Hull, Brandon and Tanya Powers, Todd Powers and Tabetha Hall, Melissa Helgeson; and six great-grandchildren, Aric Karraker, Auldonie Hull, Keri Powers, Sammie Powers, Hannah Soper and Benjamin Soper Jr.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Please sign her guestbook at clancygernon.com.  (Pd.)


{The Daily Journal Serving Kankakee, Will, Iroquois, Ford, Grundy and Livingston counties - December 13, 2010}


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