Danna Rae (Molland) Helgerson, Janesville (1941 - 2013)
November 15, 1941 - January 14, 2013
Danna Rae (Molland) Helgerson, 71, of Janesville, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at her home. Danna was born in Vernon County, WI, on Nov. 15, 1941, one of nine children to Oscar and Myrtle (Zitner) Molland. She was baptized on March 15, 1942, at Northwest Prairie Lutheran Church and was confirmed on May 1, 1955. She graduated from Viroqua High School on May 27, 1959, and from Vernon County Teachers College on June 5, 1961. She taught grade school in the Tomah School District. On Sept. 25, 1965, Danna married Leonard Helgerson. Their daughter, Kathy, was born on Feb. 11, 1967. After moving to Janesville, Danna worked for Dana Corporation, Swing & Slide, Sears and Centerway Floral. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the V.F.W. Auxiliary.
Danna Helgerson is survived by her daughter, Kathy; sisters: Bea Koch, Joanne (Ben) Davis, Kathryn Nederloe, and Emma (John) Oleski; her brother, Sigurd (Cinda) Molland; a sister-in-law, who was just like a sister to her, Joan Nedrelo; brothers-in-law, John (Patty) Helgerson, and Donald (Rosemary) Helgerson; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, on Feb. 12, 1988. Her parents; one sister, Ernestine Koch; and two brothers, Peter Molland and Oscar Molland also preceded her in death.
Danna loved to pull your leg and laugh with you about it. If you needed to know any of the news in the world, she could tell you like it was. The euchre tables at the White Oak will be quieter for a while and her friends there will miss her. God bless her memory.
Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Friday, Jan. 18th at MT. STERLING LUTHERAN CHURCH, Mt. Sterling, WI. Pastor Bill Horn will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Lutheran Church Cemetery. HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, and VOSSETEIG FUNERAL HOME, Gays Mills, WI, are assisting the family.