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Gerald C. "Helgy" Helgeland, age 56 passed away on Friday, May 4, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on May 19, 1961 in Madison and was the son of Kenneth and Carmen (Helgestad) Helgeland. He married his soulmate and love of his life Patti Bultman on May 22, 1982 at St. John's Lutheran in Madison. In 1986 together Jerry and Patti built a home in Cottage Grove on the family farm. Jerry worked his entire life in the lumber industry and retired in 2012 taking over kitchen duties. He enjoyed deer hunting and fishing in Hayward, gardening and showed great pride in his yard. He most enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He loved a good game of cards and taking walks to the rock.
He is survived by his wife Patti; his children, Jenni Helgeland, Jason (Jess) Helgeland; a grandson Ethan; his dog Bucky; sister Ellen "Jo" (Jerry) Davidson; a father-in-law Phillip Bultman (all of Cottage Grove); sister-in-law, Kathy Helgeland of Columbus, brother-in-law Jeff Bultman of Jefferson. He is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, a close cousin Dick Bultman and his hunting and fishing crew.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers Dean "Skip" and Larry; his sister Sandra Helgeland and a niece Sirkka Wakefield and a special cousin John Bultman; a brother-in-law, Dan Bultman and his favorite mother-in-law Evey Bultman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church, 3702 County Trunk AB in Madison with Pastor Beth Schultz Byrnes presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4 to 7p.m on Tuesday, May 8 at the Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus Street in Sun Prairie and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Wednesday. "Just win baby"
Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400