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It is with great sadness that the family of Nancy Helgeson (nee Lerman) announces her peaceful passing, with her family by her side, on Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 in New Brighton, Mn. at the age of 77.

Nancy was the beloved daughter of Jean and Dave Lerman.

After graduating from Fort Frances High School, she continued on at college, where she met her husband, David, the love of her life. Together they began their careers in teaching and she became a wonderful mother to Karla and Michael.

Her favourite place to be in the summer was her family home on Idywild Drive, where she, with the help of Dave, entertained friends from near and far. Her famous words were, “The door is always open!”

Some of her fondest times were spent “putzing” on the pontoon boat, visiting friends, and watching the sunsets on Rainy Lake. She also enjoyed playing Bridge with her friends. As an avid reader, the Fort Frances Library was a favourite stop.

Nancy was predeceased by her loving parents and sister-in-law, JoAnn Swenson.

She is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Karla (Kevin) Johnson; son, Michael Helgeson; grandchildren, Nicole, Tyler, and Paige Johnson; and many relatives and dear friends.

A service will be held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road NE, St. Anthony, Mn., with visitation one hour prior to the service.

In memoriam donations may be given to Regions Cancer Center, Health Partners Hospice and Palliative Care,, or the Salvation Army.