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Louis C. Helgoth

Louis C. Helgoth, 79, of St. Libory, died Wednesday, July 21, 2010, surrounded by his entire family, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Libory’s Catholic Church in St. Libory. The Rev. Sidney B. Bruggeman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Libory’s Catholic Cemetery with graveside military honors by Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Visitation will be Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a 7 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Helgoth was born on April 24, 1931, on a farm southeast of David City, the son of Charles and Catherine (Speicher) Helgoth. He was united in marriage to Rose Marie Raskey on Oct. 9, 1954, at Brainard. He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie; three sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Rose Helgoth of St. Paul, Chuck and Shelly Helgoth and Todd and Tammy Helgoth, all of St. Libory; two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Mick Jameson of Minden and Teri and Kerry Supencheck of Grand Island; one brother, Leonard Helgoth of David City; and one sister, Lucille Vanis of St. Libory. He also leaves to cherish his memory, 13 grandchildren, Haley, Jaime and Colton Helgoth, Broderick, Dominick, Maverick and Darrick Helgoth, Lucas and Ashton Helgoth, Amber Dizmang and her husband, Jake and Samantha Rush, and Dustin and Nick Supencheck; and one great-granddaughter, Leah Dizmang. Louis attended rural schools and was a 1948 graduate of David City High School. Upon completing his education he farmed with his father. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. He then moved to St. Libory where he began farming in the spring of 1954. He and Rose Marie lived their entire married life on their farm northeast of St. Libory. They raised melons and produce which they sold in David City. In 1967, they started their produce stand along Highway 281, which the family still owns and operates to this day. He also was a seed corn dealer for many years and worked for the A.S.C.S. office in St. Paul in his younger years. He was a longtime member of St. Libory’s Catholic Church, where he was a longtime catechism teacher and lector. He was also a former member of the St. Libory Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Carl Mogensen American Legion Post 119 of St. Paul. Louis was a very creative person and loved painting. He was a jokester who dearly loved all his grandchildren. For the past 14 years, he and Rose Marie enjoyed spending their winters in Rio Grande Valley in Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Cheryl Rose Helgoth; and his brother, Richard Helgoth. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice.

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Jim & Judy Helgoth Jul 28 2010 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I will never forget the first time that I met Louie. At a young age, Val had me going that her family were Indians. She took me out to the farm in the middle of a field and there he was working away. As we stopped the vechile he stood straight up and held one hand up and said HOW!! He was one of a kind indeed. A man that will never be forgotten... Louie Im glad in your heaven with Cherly and till we see you both again... Karen and Trevor Hayes

Karen Hayes Jul 26 2010 12:00 AM

Mrs. Helgoth and Family members you have our thoughts and prayers at this time of the passing of Louis, a husband, father, grandfather, and a friend of many. Also a fellow St. Liborian and watermelon grower. May God Bless and keep you and yours

Ed and Helen Ziller Jul 26 2010 12:00 AM

Louie, Was such a pillar in his community and family. I know you all will miss him very much! We send our deepest sympathy and prayers to you.

Laura and Allen Horak Jul 25 2010 12:00 AM

We express our deepest sympathy to all the family for the loss of Louie.

Roger and Charlene Helgoth Jul 24 2010 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary Ostermeier Jul 23 2010 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Jennifer Smydra Jul 23 2010 12:00 AM