In Memory of

Sharon Gail Helgeson

August 27, 1945 - August 14, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Sharon Gail Helgeson

Sharon Gail Helgeson

Born: August 27, 1945
Died: August 14, 2018
Age: 72

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Sharon Gail Helgeson, was born on August 27, 1945 in Falls City, NE to Burl and Jessie (Hackworth) Dykes, the youngest of five children. Her siblings were Virginia, Shirley, Jim and Mary. She grew up in Percival, IA and graduated from the Sidney Consolidated High School in 1963. She worked after graduation at Pendleton Woolen Mills and Nebraska City News-Press as a proof reader for four years. Sharon moved to Albert City and worked as a teller at Citizen’s First National Bank and Albert City Saving’s Bank.

     Sharon married Bernie Gutz on August 10, 1968 at Zion Lutheran Church in Storm Lake and lived for a few years in Germany. After returning stateside, they were blessed with one daughter, Kelly Jo. On December 20, 1986, Sharon married David Helgeson in the chapel of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Albert City, where they were members for many years. She was on the funeral committee for 9 years and on the Altar Guild. At their wedding, Sharon’s daughter was a maid of honor and David’s brother, James was a best man. Sharon was employed at the bank for 11 years until she quit to help David farm and raise Holstein heifers. They lived on the farm until their retirement in 2012.

     Sharon and David enjoyed going to the grandkids activities and school events, antiquing, flea markets and garage sales. Sharon enjoyed “Blinging” anything she could in order to make all things new and sparkly again. Her family was the most important thing in her life, and she tried to teach the grandkids “this to shall pass” and “just keep smiling!”

     She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Virginia Craig and Mary Thomas; her favorite grandma, Anna Hackworth; her in laws, John and Esther Helgeson and Norma Dykes and her brother-in-law, James Helgeson

     Left to cherish her memory are her husband, David of Spencer, IA; her daughter, Kelly and her husband, B.J. Habben of Sioux Rapids, IA; her grandchildren: Daryn, Parker, Caden and Shaylen; her brother, Jim Dykes of Mountain Home, AR; her sister, Shirley Miller and her husband, Frank of Mountain Home, AR; sisters-in-law, Julie Helgeson and Denise and her husband, David Fritz of Clear Lake, IA; many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Funeral Services will be held at 1:30P.M., Saturday, August 18, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Joh Mayer
Our Savior's Lutheran Church - Albert City
Daryn Habben
Parker Habben
Caden Habben
Virg Habben
David Fritz
Butch Haas

Honorary Bearers
Lloyd Danielson
Scott Herrig
Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 - 6:00 P.M., Friday evening at the Warner Funeral Home.
Organist - Stephen Baker

Soloist - Jon Josephson
"The Lord's Prayer"
"I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked"

Congregational Hymn
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
3:00 P.M., Saturday
Fairfield Cemetery
Albert City, Iowa

There will be a reception following the graveside service at the Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Albert City.


Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM
“super people who we delt with in our hardware store in Laurens. God Bless.”
- Daryl & Dorothy Long
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 5:30 PM
“My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Lavonne Bjelland Chin
Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 9:04 AM
“Our sincere sympathy to you and the family. Our prayers are with you.”
- Carol Parks
Friday, August 17, 2018 at 12:50 PM
“Dearest David and Kelli, I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Sharon’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I always remember how she made me laugh. ”
- Teri Thomas Oaks
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 4:29 PM
“David. Sorry to hear about Sharon's passing. We'll be thinking about you . Vince&Linda.”
- Vince&Linda Connor
Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“David and family , I am so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing . What a caring , wonderful woman. Hold your beautiful memories and the stories they hold close, they will be even more precious now.
Thinking of you with great sorrow, Joni Harig”
- Joni Harig
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 7:35 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Sharon's passing. Remember all the great times and memories that you made together. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Home Instead Senior Care
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 2:38 PM
“Dave, Kelly, BJ & Family, we were sorry to hear about Sharon, we know her battle has been going on for a while and just know were thinking about all of you and our prayers are with you during this time & thinking about everyone! Steve & Susan”
- Steven & Susan Habben
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