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Cletus Helgedalen, age 72, of Argusville died Friday, January 28, 2011 in Argusville, ND.

Cletus Sylvester Helgedalen was born June 21, 1938, son of Clayton and Florence (Irish) Helgedalen. Cletus attended school in Ulen graduating with the class of '56. On December 30th, 1961, Cletus married Cheryl Burley at Herby Lutheran Church rural Prosper, ND. The couple made their home in Argusville.

After high school "Clete" entered the Army and was stationed in France. He then worked in construction and carpentry. In 1963, he started his long career at Argusville High School as a custodian and continued throughout consolidation of CVN and Northern Cass. During his 46 years at the school he made numerous friendships with staff and students alike. They were all special to him. He also drove bus in which he took pride in. He was a Jack of all trades.

He was an extraordinary man with extraordinary talents. He loved building things. He was the type of man who would give a helping hand to anyone that needed it.

Cletus was a true family man and adored his wife, children and especially his 5 granddaughters. They were his pride and joy. He made an impact on everyone he met and had touched many lives by being a kind-hearted, patient, and a generous man.

Cletus is survived by his wife, his daughters Kimberly (Robert) Bixby, Minneapolis, Rhonda (Dan) Kroschel, Sandstone, MN, 5 granddaughters, his brother Clifford (Janice), two nephews and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Craig Helgedalen.

Visitation: Thursday, February 3, 2011 from 5 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at the West Funeral Home, West Fargo, ND.

Funeral: Friday at 2 PM at the Northern Cass School, rural Hunter, ND.

Burial: Herby Lutheran Cemetery, rural Argusville.

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West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699