Phillip Eugene Helland
Phillip Eugene Helland, 67, rural Lake Mills, passed away Friday, May 18, 2018, at his home.Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Scarville, with Pastor Randy Baldwin officiating. Burial will take place in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Scarville.
Visitation Monday, May 21, from 5-7 p.m., at Mittelstadt Funeral Home Lake Mills, and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Phillip Eugene Helland was born in Albert Lea, Minn., Aug. 20, 1950, the son of Alvin and Madeline (Pederson) Helland. He grew up in rural Bricelyn, Minn., and Scarville, and graduated from Lake Mills Community School in 1968.
He was united in marriage to Leona (Roberts) Helland on April 25, 1987, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Phillip enjoyed spending time with family, camping and fishing, carpentry work in his shop, computers, nature, and making cars for the derby races at Family Christmas.
Phillip is survived by his wife, Leona; children: Christopher (Krystal) Helland, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Michael Helland, Grimes; OnaLee (Dale) VanHeiden, Lake Mills; Melissa (Otis) Sorbo, Waldorf, Minn.; and Nicky Helland, Forest City; and seven grandchildren: Piper Helland; Jareth Cross; Treize and Teyla VanHeiden; and Gavin, Delilah, and Lillian Sorbo; brothers and sisters: Richard (Nancy) Helland, Emmons, Minn.; Carolyn Thompson, Austin, Minn.; Judy Roslien, Moberly, Mo.; Wayne (Ellen) Helland, Scarville; and Karen (David) Helland, Springfield, Ill.; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.