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Alton Oliver Helgeson

October 12, 1933 April 2, 2010
Alton Oliver Helgeson
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Mr. Alton Oliver Helgeson, 76 of Cumberland passed away Friday evening in Richmond. He was born October 12, 1933 in Bagley, Minnesota. He was the son of the late Henry and Olga Helgeson. He retired from the United States Navy as Chief Petty Officer after serving 28 years. He earned numerous medals including 7 good conduct medals serving his country.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Z. Helgeson, three sons, Jay Helgeson and Robert Helgeson and wife, Jane all of Virginia Beach and Bruce Zirkle of Cumberland; his daughter, Amy Zirkle Warlitner and husband, Scott of Cumberland and his grandchildren, Brittany Nicole Helgeson of South Carolina, Ian Cole Helgeson of Virginia Beach and E.B. Zirkle, Jr. of Cumberland. He was preceded in death by his brother, Hunter Helgeson.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 7:00PM at the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home with interment to be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening 5:00-7:00PM before the memorial service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to the Cumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 171, Cumberland, VA 23040.

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