Charles "Charlie" Julius Helgren
Charles "Charlie" Julius Helgren went to live with his Lord and savior on May 17th 2013. He was born January 10th, 1934 to Hilda and Julius Helgren of Ironwood, MI. He graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1951, and earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Michigan State University. For 31 years, he taught by day at West Jr. High school, Gardner Middle School, and Everett High School. During evenings, he was also an associate professor at Lansing Community College, where he taught several science classes. He retired from teaching in 1991.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his sister; Evelyn Workman, and his niece; Yvonne Hall. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carole (Vescovi); his sister; Marge (Rudy) Reichardt of Watersmeet, MI, brother; Clarence of Venice, FL, sister; Karen (Lloyd) Anderson of Venice, FL, his sons; Richard (Amy) of St. Johns, Steve (Lori) of Cedar Springs, and Jeffery (Karen) of Dallas Center, IA, his grandchildren, Rachel (Robert) Amsterburg of Savannah, GA, Emily of Haslett, Matthew of Redding, CA, Laura of St. Johns, and Molly, Heather and Jeffery Jr. of Dallas Center, IA, and great-grandchildren Robbie and Gabriel Amsterburg of Savannah, GA.
The family will receive friends Sunday June 2nd at the Williamston Free Methodist Church, 4400 N. Williamston, MI 48895 from 6-8p.m.
A memorial service will be held Monday June 3rd at the Church at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Williamston Free Methodist Church at 4400 N. Williamston, MI 48895.