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Patricia Rae (Craig) Helgeson, age 75 of Faribault, passed into Heaven on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at her home, surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. with Christine Sorensen, pastoral minister officiating. Interment will be at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.

Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 1 to 5 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Patricia was born in Faribault on September 14, 1938 to Frank and Helen (Morse) Craig. Patricia married the love of her life, Roland Helgeson on December 23, 1955 in Council Bluffs, IA, while Roland was on leave from the Army. Patricia returned to Faribault and during her career in food service, she worked for Nelson's Market, The Lavender Inn, The Evergreen Knoll and the American Legion. Patricia enjoyed cooking, canning, reading and spending time with her family.

Patricia is survived by the love of her life, Roland; two daughters, Cozette (Mark) Peterson of Morristown and Kathey (Joseph) Huisman of Owatonna; grandchildren, Craig (Jennifer Lunning) Helgeson of Medford, Jake (Kristie) Helgeson of Elko, Adam Johnson of Faribault, Angela Herkenratt of Kenyon, Jennifer (Damien Hagel) Herkenratt of Faribault, Vicki (Nick Ruscin) of Waterville, Danielle Schroeder of Faribault, Robecca (Dan Johnson) Schroeder of Bixby, Nichole (Cody Hoffman) Schroeder-Hill of Owatonna, Justin (Karon) Huisman of New Richland, Sierra Huisman of Wahpeton, ND, Chase Huisman of Owatonna, Michael (Marrisa) Marcozzi of Forks, WA, Samantha Marcozzi and Heather Dulac, both of Faribault; 22 great grandchildren; her brother and best friend, Clyde "Sonny" Craig; sister, Caroline (Francis) Uhlir, both of Faribault, brothers in law, Richard (Roselyn) Helgeson, Martin Mortenson, Alan Morrow, all of Faribault; and sister in law, Marion Helgeson of Faribault; family friend, Diane Johnson of Faribault; many nieces and nephews.

Welcoming her into Heaven are her son, Keith Helgeson; daughter, Cindy Helgeson; parents, Frank and Helen Craig, sisters, Marjorie Morrow and Ethel Mortenson; brothers, Edward, Richard and Harvey Craig.

Memorial gifts are preferred to Faribault Area Hospice or Advocates for Developmental Disabilities of Owatonna.

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Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below

Name: Jim & Mary Lou Davidson
Email: mljdavidson@bevcomm.net
Date: Monday November 11, 2013


Cozette & Mark, Our thought and prayers are with, during this time.

Name: Jim & Mary Lou Davidson
Email: mljdavidson@bevcomm.net
Date: Monday November 11, 2013


Cozette & Mark, Our thoughts and prayers are with, during this time.

Name: Tabithia
Email: tabwhitehill@gmail.com
Date: Friday November 08, 2013


Some of my earliest memories are of us, in the garden, her cooking for an army at home, and going to the curve!