Gordon Helgeland, 66

Mason City-Gordon Helgeland, 66, of Mason City, died Saturday (May 27, 2017) at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines.

A funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday (June 8, 2017) at Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapel, 126 3rd St. NE, Mason City. Interment will be in Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral chapel.

Gordon Dean Helgeland was born on May 5, 1951, in Mason City a son of Gilmore Ansley and Alta Pearl (Stainbrook) Helgeland. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1968 before enlisting and serving his country in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged in 1976. Gordy attended Indian Hills Community College to become a baker, he graduated with honors.

After his schooling, Gordy lived in Mason City where he was a painter by trade. He moved to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown 15 years ago.

He loved to latch hook, portrait painting, and going on long walks, but most of all Gordy loved gardening. Gordy was an ordained Pentecostal minister and had a church in Des Moines.

Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Dennis Helgeland, Marshalltown; his half-brother, Gene Montgomery, California; a half-sister, Linda Carbery, Minneapolis, MN; nieces and nephew, Dennis Troy

Helgeland Jr, Tonya Sue Helgeland, Tiffany Marie Helgeland, Nicki Etter, Lindsay Etter, Whitney Ruple, Jessica Ruple and many others.

Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Gilmore Ansley and Alta Pearl Helgeland, a brother, Lyle Helgeland, a sister, Marlene Kay Delk, a half-sister, Phyllis Button, and a nephew, Justin Helgeland.