Margo Helgerson

Dec. 1, 1945-Nov. 2, 2019

Margo Helgerson, age

73 of Westhope, died Sa-

turday, November 2, 2019

at her home. A memorial

service will be held on Sa-

turday, November 9, 2019

at 10:00 am at the Trinity

Lutheran Church in


Margo Joanne Helger-

son, the daughter of Mar-

tin and Margaret

(Engstrom) Helgerson,

was born on December 1,

1945 in Oakland, CA.

They lived in Landa

where Margo attended

school until moving to

Westhope in 1962. Margo

graduated from Westhope

High School in 1963. She

attended Gustavus

Adolphus College in St.

Peter, MN and later Minot

State University where

she earned her degree in

banking. She began work-

ing at the People’s State

Bank in Westhope in the

early 1970’s. Margo

worked there until retir-

ing earlier this month.

She also worked as a

bookkeeper for Ballantyne

Oil and Great American

Royalties and was head

trustee of the Arthur and

Edith Pearson Founda-

tion. Margo served on the

Westhope City Council

from 1980 until 1984

when she became mayor,

a position she held until


She was a member of

the Trinity Lutheran

Church in Westhope.

Margo was very active in

many groups and boards

including: National Asso-

ciation of Financial Wom-

en, the Sakakawea Group,

Sparak User Group,

Westhope Community

Club, Westhope Commun-ity Ambulance, Westhope

EDC, Westhope Reunion

Committee, Westhope

Centennial Committee,

Turtle Mountain Tourism

Board, Souris Basin Plan-

ning Council, St. Joseph’s

Community Foundation,

the Medora Foundation,

Gustavus Adolphus Col-

lege Alumni and many


She is survived by:

many loving family and


Margo was preceded in

death by: her parents,

Martin and Margaret.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Westhope. Friends may

sign the online register

book at


In lieu of flowers, the

family request that

memorials be given to the

Landa Cemetery.