Irma Helgeland died unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 in Yankton, SD. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Yankton, with Rev. John Rutten officiating. Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Yankton, SD. Visitations will begin at 6:00 PM, Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory, Yankton, with a rosary at 7:00 PM and Scripture service at 7:30 PM. Visitations will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
She is survived by her four children Patricia Helgeland, Sioux Falls; Dave (Patty) Helgeland, Brookings; Deanna (Jeff) Branaugh, Yankton; and Mary (Rob) Marchand, Mitchell; her six grandchildren Leah Branaugh, Huron, SD; Jay (Karmyn) Marchand, Sioux Falls; Molly Branaugh, Yankton; Kate Marchand, Sioux Falls; Maggie Helgeland, Brookings; and Matt Helgeland, Brookings; and one great grandchild Dax Robee Marchand, Sioux Falls. She is also survived by her sisters Rosella Tammen, Bridgewater; Sister Dorothy Olinger OSB, Yankton; and her brother Ray (Helen) Olinger, Long Beach, Mississippi; sisters-in-law Irene Olinger, Loretta Neuharth, and Lois Johnson; and a large extended family and group of friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her husband Les, her parents Edward and Mary, her sisters Mary Scharffenberg and Lenora Olinger, and brothers Anthony, Joe, and Bill Olinger.