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Andrew W Helgason

Andrew W Helgason

DAVENPORT -- Memorial services for Andrew W. Helgason, of Davenport, will be 7 p.m. Wednesday at Weerts Funeral Home, Davenport. Visitation is 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Mr. Helgason died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at Genesis Medical Center-East Campus, Davenport. He graduated from Augustana College, Rock Island, in 1969, and received his master's degree from Western Illinois University. He was an art teacher at Paul Norton Elementary School, Bettendorf, and had been with the Bettendorf school system since 1970. He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Davenport, to Charles W. and Vera G. (Colglazier) Helgason. He was a member of ISEA, NEA, BEA and SCCA. He was a former president of the Iowa Art Association. He raced Formula V cars for 10 years. He enjoyed miniature trains, computers and photography. Memorials may be made to Augustana Art Department. Survivors include his wife, Linda McEchron; a brother, John L. Helgason, Moline; nieces, Wendi Helgason, Macomb, Ill., and Brandi Helgason, Geneseo, Ill.; and his mother, Vera Grace Griffin, Moline.

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10/31/09 06:08 PM #1    

Dave Fisher

Andy and I were each other's Best Man back in 1965. I spent a lot of time with Andy and Sharon (Hutton) during high school and think of them often. I miss you, buddy.

08/29/10 10:59 PM #2    

Richard C. Anderson

Many, many stories I have in my mind about Andy.  The one that tells the most about what kind of a guy Andy was, though, happened once when he came over to our house when one of our children was working on an art project and struggling a little.  Andy took a few minutes to see what the project was about and then offered praise and a little guidance.  Watching Andy work with our child made me understand that Andy had taken up the correct career.  He was an excellent motivator of young people.  And he was a lot of fun to be with, a true friend.  I miss him every year when the British sports car show comes to East Davenport.

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