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June 14, 1932 – Monday, May 30, 2016

Service Information
St. Michael Catholic Church, St. Michael, MN
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
10:30 A.M.

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville
Monday, June 6, 2016
4 to 8 PM

Mary Ann (Schwartz) Helgeson was born on June 14, 1932 in Marty, Minnesota to John and Theresa Schwartz. She was united in marriage to Roland (Babe) Helgeson on May 27, 1952 at the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Marty, MN (Pearl Lake) to this union four children were born: Rolland, Robert, Scott and Darlene.

Mary Ann was a great homemaker and mother who helped her family settle into numerous homes across the United States while supporting her husband’s career. In the early 1960’s the family moved from Pompano Beach, Florida to their permanent home in St. Michael, Minnesota. In addition to being an incredible homemaker, Mary Ann worked at the St. Michael Café and dedicated more than 30 years of service to the St. Michael-Albertville School District with a career in Food Service. Mary Ann was a member of the St. Michael Catholic Church, The Counsel of Catholic Women and the St. Michael American Legion Auxiliary.

She enjoyed cooking, embroidery, sewing, crocheting, crosswords, word find, camping, taking care of her family and spending quality time with family and friends. She was always sacrificing her needs for the good of her family.

Mary Ann died peacefully on Monday, May 30, 2016 at Guardian Angels Engel Haus in Albertville surrounded by her family.

Mary Ann is survived by her children; Rolland (Carol) of Buffalo, Robert (Dolores) of St. Michael and Scott (Bonny Zimmerman) of Mahtomedi, brothers, Jim Schwartz of Monticello and John Schwartz of St. Cloud; sisters, Lorraine Hennen of Cold Spring and Jean Bernard of Richmond; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Melissa (Matt) Spilman; Brady (Joelle) and Cody Helgeson; Brandon Helgeson; Stacey (Brian), McKenna and Wyatt Moehrle; Nate (Jenna), Natalie and Charlotte Helgeson; Nicole (Brian), Payton, Grace and Jackson Kittock; Grant Helgeson; Ben (Angela), Jack and Luke Helgeson; Gabe (Jaime), Makenzie, Madilynn and Camden Helgeson; Emily Helgeson; Amanda (Shawn) Bielke; brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roland (Babe), on October 15, 2015; daughter, Darlene, on September 15 1980; parents, John and Theresa Schwartz; great-grandson, Andrew Kittock, on August 2, 2012; and brothers, Joseph Schwartz, Benny Schwartz and Jerry Schwartz; and sisters, Frances Lieske and Bernice Ramler.

Visitation will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 from 4 to 8 PM with a rosary at 7 PM at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, St. Michael, MN. Further visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at church. Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Ann Helgeson will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:30 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church, 11300 Frankfort Pkwy NE, St. Michael. Interment St. Michael Cemetery.

Honorary Urn Bearers will be Brady and Brandon Helgeson; Nathaniel and Grant Helgeson; Benjamin and Gabriel Helgeson.

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