Neil J. Helgeson of Salisbury, MD passed on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at the age of 83 at the Mallard Bay Nursing Home.
He was born in South Dakota to the late George and Emma Helgeson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by all of his siblings from South Dakota; his son Jay Helgeson and two step sons Jerry and Jimmy Carter both from Crisfield.
He is survived by his sons Neil G. Helgeson Jack Helgeson and Robert Helgeson; daughter Frances Evans and step daughters Mary Lynn Carter Hastings from Delmar and Diane Morgan of Crisfield and a stepson Bill Marsey. Also surviving him are a granddaughter Kristen Abbott; grandsons Neil Helgeson Jr. and Christopher Helgeson; great grandson Aren Helgeson and a great granddaughter Isabelle Abbott; step grandchildren Cathy Carter Patricia Lambert Jimmy Carter Crystal Grubbs Norman Lee Morgan Annette Sterling, Mary Morgan Shockley Robert Hurley and Stayton Hastings Rachel Helgeson Stephens Joey and Jenna Marsey of South Carolina. He also leaves to cherish his memory numerous step great grandchildren, cousins, nephews and nieces in South Dakota, Florida and California.
Our father was a veteran of the Korean War serving proudly in the US Navy. He left the Navy and settled in Crisfield MD and married our mother Sarah Isabelle Helgeson who passed in 2003. He was employed by Crown Cork and Seal for 20 years and Parkwood Apts for 30 years until his retirement.
He is also survived by his wife of 40 years Eva (Janie)Helgeson. Janie your tireless efforts to care for our beloved father during his long battle with Alzheimer’s will never be forgotten by any of us.
There will be no service as this was Neil’s wishes.
There will be a private gathering of family in the near future. If anyone is looking to make a donation in Neil’s memory please do so to the local Alzheimer’s foundation in his memory