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Imojean Helgeson


October 4, 2017

Imojean (Fuhrman) Helgeson passed away peacefully of natural causes at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital in Glasgow, Mont., on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the age of 89.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Glasgow, followed by burial at the Highland Cemetery in Glasgow.

She was born Sept. 12, 1928, one of five daughters born to Kon C. and Emma (Miller) Fuhrman. She was raised in the small community called Baylor, located south of Opheim. After spending her younger years at their farm, she went to school in Glasgow at the South Side School and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1947. She then attended Beauty School in Chinook, becoming a hairdresser, which fulfilled her childhood dream. Along with doing hair, she was employed at Buttrey's Women's Clothing Store and Friedl's.

On March 5, 1950, she married James Helgeson of Nashua. They resided at the farm of her father before moving to Havre, and later moved back to Nashua. During their Nashua time, she worked at the Farmers Union Oil Company of Nashua and J.C. Penny in Glasgow as their bookkeeper. She was very adamant that every account and ledger must balance to the penny at all times. After Jim's death, she moved to Glasgow, where she was employed by United Insurance and Realty. In her later years she moved to Nemont Manor.

She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Glasgow. Many hours of her life were dedicated to her favorite pastime of sewing. As in her bookkeeping skills, her stitches in sewing had to be perfect. She took great pride in her sewing. She also loved to go to bingo anytime she could. Rounding out her hobbies were baking cookies, bowling and embroidery, and you could always find a word search book close to her chair.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Helen Rennick; and numerous relatives.

Survivors include three sisters, Hilda Rosencrans and Adeline Mitchell of Glasgow, and Theresa Sather of Bozeman; a son, Donald, of Big Sandy; a daughter, Connie Danelson and her husband, Ben, of Scobey; two grandchildren, Casey Danelson and his wife, Katrina, and their children, Mesa and Colby, and LeeAnn Danelson and her daughter, Shay, of Scobey; along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and great-greats who graced her life.


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