Rodney Elmer Hellesen, age 66, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan Medical Center. He was born in Racine on June 18, 1946, son of the late Elmer and Irene (Nee: Reichel) Hellesen.
Surviving are his sisters, Judy (Eddy) Huffman of Racine, Linda Hellesen of HI; nieces and nephews, Lori (Eric) Jensen, Jennifer (Greg Butler) Huffman, David Huffman (Kay Pendl); Jonathan Huffman and Erin Huffman; great-nieces and great-nephew, Myla and Eden Jensen, Eliza and Nora Butler; Alec Huffman; aunts and uncles, Eddie (Sylvia) Reichel of Idaho, Eleanor White and Valeria Weiss of Racine; cousins, other relatives and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 3 p.m. with Reverend Victoria Millar officiating. Private interment will take place at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet Wednesday from 2 p.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Hope Safehouse, the Wisconsin Humane Society or an Animal Rescue office of your choice have been suggested.
A special thank you to Meals on Wheels and Society's Assets for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888