Nancy Ann Helgerson

Nov. 5, 1951 - Aug. 3, 2009

Nancy Ann Helgerson (nee Rudzinski) of New Berlin. The Lord took her by the hand Monday, Aug. 3, 2009, at the age of 54. Nancy passed away surrounded by her family, in the comfort of her home, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

She was the beloved wife of Danny for 30 years; devoted mother of Erik and Melanie Helgerson; much-loved daughter of Clarence and Audrey Rudzinski; loving sister of Debra De Rosier and thoughtful aunt of David De Rosier; daughter-in-law of Patricia Ann (the late Douglas M.) Helgerson; and also is survived by her uncles, Matthew Gentilli and Sylvester Rudzinski; and her cousins, Sandy Gentilli, Laurie Nelson, Curt Rudzinski and Kim Gill.

She was preceded in death by her aunts, Delores Gentilli and Pat Rudzinski; her uncle, Robert Rudzinski; and her cousin, Robert Gentilli.

Nancy was a longtime, very active participating member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church. She had worked at First Wisconsin Bank (First Star, U.S. Bank) for 24 years and had recently worked at Reformation Lutheran Church as a secretary.

A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 13200 W. Greenfield Ave., Brookfield. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the time of the service. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Church and Chapel Ritter-Larsen Bros. is serving the family. For more information, please call 827-0659, or for an online obituary, condolences or to receive directions, visit