Ronald L. Helgeson Sr.

March 3, 1941June 2, 2019

Ronald L. Helgeson Sr., 78, of Peoria passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Heddington Oaks. He was born March 3, 1941 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Lewis Melvin and June Gwendolyn (Benbo) Helgeson. He married Helen Katherine Harris Oct. 6, 1961. She passed away March 1, 2012. Survivors include his son, Ronald Helgeson Jr. of Peoria; daughter, Elizabeth (John) Carver of Aurora, IL; grandchildren, Tony (Megan) Fritz, Michelle Carver, Misty Helgeson, Max Helgeson, Vincent Helgeson, Louie Helgeson and Katie Helgeson; great-grandchildren, Faith, Xander, Olivia, Isabella and Dominic; brother, Larry (Linda) Helgeson and sister, Janet (Dan) Stephens. He is preceded in death by his parents, Louie Helgeson and June (Jim) Revi; wife, Helen; granddaughter, Katherine “K.C.” Carver; one brother, Jerry Helgeson ; and one sister, Judy Wadleigh. Ron worked at Keystone Steel and Wire. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Ron loved to fish, play cards and was an avid Minnesota Vikings Fan. Per his wishes, cremation will be accorded. Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association. Online condolences may be made to


  • American Cancer Society
  • American Heart Association


  • Private family services will be held.


Ronald L. Helgeson Sr.

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Mona Daly

June 5, 2019

I’m soo sorry for your loss to Liz and family , jr and family, and tony and family.We used to go boating ,off track betting , go to the paradise and he liked to go to home buffet in peoria . we did a lot of things I will miss u soo much Ron even tho I was your ex- niece in law we still spend a lot of time together I remember the wall rug he had on the wall of dogs playing poker he named them all and I was one of them . R.I.H Ron 💜

Christine Kem

June 3, 2019

Dear Liz, Ron, and family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I’m just devastated to hear he has passed.
I’ll never forget all the laughs we had and him and I going to the race track in Moline or to the movies. He loved going to the movies! The last time I had seen him, was before my Mom had died, he stopped by our house in Hanna City to visit with us for awhile. He will be missed.
My prayers and thoughts go out to you.
Warm regards
Christine Kem