Dorothy Helgeson, age 90, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center in Janesville. Dorothy was born October 28, 1921 in Whitewater, WI the daughter of the late Arthur and Bertha ( Krebs) Kraus. She graduated in the class of 1939 from Whitewater College High School. Dorothy married Marvin Helgeson December 12, 1943 at First Lutheran Church, Janesville. He passed away April 23, 1996.
Dorothy was a faithful member of Milton United Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading and sewing, doing many alterations for other people. Dorothy always kept the home spotless and had supper ready for Marvin when he got home from work.
She is survived by two sons: Lester ( Leslyn) and James (Marion) both of Milton, WI; Four grandchildren: Scott Helgeson of Plover, WI, Julie (Rob) Shaw of Waterford, WI, Lynn (Tim) Bales of Janesville, WI, and Holly (Jeremy) Houser of Milton, WI; Five great grandchildren: Lilly and Beckett Shaw, Kenan and Elizabeth Bales, and Tanner Houser; Brothers: Robert Kraus of Janesville, WI, Richard (Fran) Kraus of Fort Atkinson, WI; sister: Mary Lou(John) Jones of Milton, WI; and many nieces and nephews; Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a brother: Elmer "Pete" Kraus;
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Milton United Methodist Church with Pastor Patrick Schultz officiating. Burial will be in the Milton Junction Cemetery. Visitation times will be Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Whitcomb-Lynch-Albrecht Funeral Home, Milton and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services Monday at the church. Memorials may be given to Milton United Methodist Church.
Dorothy was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. A special thanks for friends Jean Love and Betty Rinde for always being their.