DICK HELGESON, 71, of Decorah, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 1, at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main Street, Decorah, with Rev. Phillip Gibbs presiding. Burial is in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, March 31, at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, and also Monday morning from 9-10 a.m. at St. Benedict Catholic Church, 307 West Main St., Decorah. Dick is survived by his wife, Jan Helgeson, Decorah; four children: Tim (Cami) Helgeson, Ames; Todd (friend, Misty Maaya) Helgeson, Orlando, Fla.; Terry (Carrie) Helgeson, Cedar Rapids; and Traci Schmitz, Cedar Rapids; ten grandchildren: Rick and Jason Helgeson, Gannon and Easton Schmitz, Peyton Helgeson, Emma and Grace Helgeson, Samantha Flickinger, A.J. and Brice Novotny; one brother, Ed (Theresa) Helgeson, Decorah; one sister, June Beer, Cedar Rapids; one sister-in-law, Linda (Dennis) DeBuhr, Waukon; two brothers-in-law, Bill Keck, Davenport and Dave (Sarah) Ottesen, Decorah; along with many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and -nephews. Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary (Burroughs) Helgeson; one brother, Norbert Helgeson; twin granddaughters, Kaylyn and Kelsey Helgeson; one daughter-in-law, Lisa Helgeson, Feb. 13, 2010; his father and mother-in-law, Wes and Odella Keck; one brother-in-law, Ray Beer; one sister-in-law, Marlene Ottesen; one nephew, Jim Helgeson. schluterbalikfuneralhome.com.