Tuesday, June 19, 2018



February 20, 1940—June 5, 2017

   SPARTA - Sidney M. Helgesen, 77, of Sparta, died Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI.

   He was born on February 20, 1940 to Floyd and Helen (Johnson) Helgesen.

   Sidney is survived by his wife, Beth Helgesen of Sparta; his children: Annette (Eric) Matson of Sparta, Lori Endres of Portland, OR, and Sidney (Sharon) Helgesen Jr. of Tigard, OR; stepsons, James (Diane) Brohmer of Cornelius, OR, Dennis (Jill) Brohmer of Marinette, WI, and Rick (Paulina) Brohmer of Taiwan; grandchildren, Harley, Willow, Dustin, Hope, Samantha, Nicole, Rick, Lindsay, Brittany, Kayla, Jesse, Natalie, Brian, Michael, Suraya, Michelle, and Becky; 13 great-grandchildren; his mother, Helen Helgesen; a sister, Leslea (James) Rapp of Sheridan, WY; one niece; one nephew; and many friends, including special friends, Dave Shaw and Blanche Helgesen.

   Sidney was preceded in death by his father, Floyd on June 29, 2001; and a grandson, Loren Endres in 1984.

   A Celebration of Life will be held from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at the Leon Community Center, Leon. A private family burial will be held at a later time.

   Online condolences may be offered to the Helgesen family at www.schanhoferfh.com

   The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home


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P.O. Box 252

Sparta, WI 54656-0252

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