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Carol Corinne (Palmer) Helsing

May 28, 1935 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 86)

Obituary

Funeral services for Carol C. Helsing, 86 of Randolph, will be 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at the United Methodist Church in Randolph. Pastor Judy Carlson will officiate. Burial will be in the Randolph City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday at the United Methodist Church in Randolph. A prayer service will follow the visitation. Home for Funerals-Randolph is in charge of arrangements.

Carol passed away Friday, March 25, 2022, at Colonial Estates of Randolph.

She was born on May 28, 1935, in Valparaiso, NE, the daughter of Franklin and Abbie (Housel) Palmer. Carol graduated from Ceresco High School in 1952. After which, she was employed at State Farm Insurance as the receptionist.

On September 19, 1954, Carol married Merlin Wendell Helsing at the United Methodist Church in Raymond, NE.

The couple made their home in Wahoo. Later, they moved to Yutan and Wausa and to Madison where she worked as a bookkeeper for Lee’s Superette in Norfolk and sold Beeline Clothing. In 1972, they moved to Randolph. She worked at Star Clothing, Randolph House Cafe, Little Jo’s Café and sold Avon. Carol worked at Colonial Manor as the cook and food supervisor for 20 years, retiring in 2008.

Carol was a member of United Methodist Church in Randolph, the coffee choir and served as the president and treasurer of the United Methodist Women. She also taught Sunday school and was the superintendent for several years. She served as a 4-H Leader and a member of PEO. She enjoyed being part of Christian Women’s Club and Friendship Bible Coffees.

Her summers were spent planting and growing flowers and gardening. You could always find her in her flower beds pulling weeds and listening to the birds. She collected tea pots, dolls and Christmas Cottages. She was a very generous person. If you ever mentioned that you liked something, it was likely she would give it to you. Carol sewed a lot including her girls’ clothes when they were young and she loved to bake. She was a loving mother and devoted her life to her family. She loved music and anyone that knew her well knew her favorite color was purple.

Carol is survived by her six daughters and their spouses: Sheryl (Dave) Rehurek, of Yankton, SD, Lori (Paul) Schutte, of Wisner, Julie (Mike) Sauser, of Plainview, Kathy (Kevin) Arens, of Lincoln, Corinne (Paul) Schmit, of Randolph and Jennifer (Jeremy) Reineke, of Gretna; 16 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; one brother-Jim (Pam) Palmer, of Lincoln, one sister-Harriet Ruebsamen, of Lincoln and brother-in-law Ron (Nona) Helsing, of Lincoln.

She was preceded in death by: parents, her husband, Merlin, in 2011, grandson Matthew Brodersen and great grandson, Benjamin Sauser; two sisters-Diane Wing and Marla Chrastil; three brothers-Art Palmer, Owen Palmer and Gary Palmer.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 29, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church - Randolph
110 E Jackson Street
Randolph, NE 68771

Prayer Service
Tuesday
March 29, 2022

7:30 PM
First United Methodist Church - Randolph
110 E Jackson Street
Randolph, NE 68771

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church - Randolph
110 E Jackson Street
Randolph, NE 68771

Committal
Wednesday
March 30, 2022

11:45 AM
Randolph Cemetery
559tn Ave
Randolph, NE 68771

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