2018-01-11 / Obituaries

Clarence Oliver Helgren

Clarence Oliver Helgren , 92 of Elgin, went to be with our Lord on Saturday, December 30, 2017.

He was born to Paul and Agda Helgren on Sept. 5, 1925 in Travis County, TX.

Clarence proudly served in WWII as PFC in 511th Parachute Infantry and PFC in Company B 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, inducted into the U.S. Army in 1943, and honorably discharged in 1947.

In 1948 he met and married Wilma Ruthven, his wife of 69 years. They had two sons, Kenneth and Rodney.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, son Kenneth, grandson Joshua, brother Oscar Helgren, sisters Pauline Madson, Marjorie Prinz, Mildred McCellan, MayDell Prinz, and Ruby Prinz.

Clarence is survived by his wife Wilma, son Rodney and wife, Carol; grandchildren Leah Pace and husband Matt, Sarah Timming and husband Justin, Jacob Helgren, Tracy Annis and wife Cathy Naiser and Ryan Helgren and wife, Hope, and fourteen Great- Grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ryan Helgren, Justin Timming, TJ Stiewert, Matt Pace, Matt Helgren, and Conrad Pace.

(His kind and gentle spirit will live on in the hearts of the family he loved so dearly.)

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, https:// www.dav.org/

A Celebration of Clarence’s Life was held on Friday, January 5, 2018 at Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home. Interment followed at the Elgin Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Providence-Jones Family Funeral Home.

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