In Memory of Harriet Helberg
Harriet Genevieve Helberg, 82, of St. Paul, MN died Sunday, January 13, 2019 at her home in St. Paul. She was born November 25, 1936 in Cumberland, WI to Augusta Winfield and Blanche (Ogren) Jerry. She attended church and vacation bible school in her youth. She attended Cumberland High School before her marriage to Floyd Helberg on February 19, 1955. They moved to St. Paul shortly thereafter to raise their family. Harriet remained in the house they bought on Ivy Ave until her death.
Harriet loved to work in her flower gardens, collect owls, play with her dogs, collect and refinish antiques, and traveling. She loved time spent with her grandchildren and was very proud of becoming a great-grandmother.
She is survived by her 4 sons: Vincent Helberg of Lake Havasu City, AZ; David Helberg of Brazil; Craig (Rena) Helberg of Williston, ND; and Mark Helberg of St. Paul, MN; 12 grandchildren: Samuel (Laurie) Helberg, Rachel (Amos) McColm, Isaiah Helberg, Sarah (David) Custer, Joseph (Hannah) Helberg, Esther Helberg, Thomas Helberg, Benjamin Helberg, Jonathan Helberg, Rebekah Helberg, Matthew Helberg, and Hannah Helberg; 4 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Arliene Zimmer, Patty Heller, and Loretta Gail (John) Shimon; sister-in-law: Madeline Jerry; many nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. Harriet is preceded in death by her former husband, Floyd Eric Helberg; brothers: Francis Jerry, James Jerry, and Robert Jerry; brother-in-laws: Paul Zimmer and Paul Heller; and her long time companion, Leo Hanna Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Augustana Lutheran Church in Cumberland, WI, with a burial ceremony following at Lakeside Cemetery, Cumberland. Visitation will held from 4-7 PM on January 17, 2019 at the Skinner Funeral Home in Cumberland, WI. There will be a one hour visitation before the service.
Pallbearers are John Shimon, Jerry Zimmer, Shawn Zimmer, Samuel Helberg, Isaiah Helberg, and Joseph Helberg. Honorary pallbearers are her grandchildren: Sarah Custer, Esther Helberg, Thomas Helberg, Benjamin Helberg, Jonathan Helberg, Rebekah Helberg, and Matthew Helberg.
Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.