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Russell John Helquist

July 7, 1975 November 10, 2018
Russell John Helquist
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Obituary for Russell John Helquist

Russell John Helquist

July 7, 1975 - November 10, 2018

Russell John Helquist, our beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend passed away on November 10, 2018 to an unexpected work related accident.

Born to Kirk and Nancy Helquist on July 7, 1975, Russell graduated from Monticello High School in 1993 and married his high school sweetheart, Naomi Lynn Garnder on December 27, 1994. Russell and Naomi lived in Monticello while Naomi attended college in which she earned her nursing degree and Russell worked for Sonderegger Construction. On December 11, 1995 they welcomed Treyton 'John' to their home and Kyler 'Russell' on November 4, 2002 which completed their family.

In September of 2004, they move their family to Moab, Utah. Russell started his own business adventure with Helquist Construction after obtaining his general contractors license. He was a hard worker and expected himself and others to do their best. He could fix anything and make anything as well, he built beautiful cabinets and furniture. From youth, his nickname was 'MacGyver'. A better opportunity came along that offered a steady pay check and benefits for his family so Russell went to work at Potash Mine.

He had a strong passion in life for his family, friends, the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping, work and serving others. He was generous, kind, hard-working, a jokester, a master of whatever he set his mind to. All of his nephews relied on Russell to help build their pinewood derby as he always had the fastest car.

Russell was a great mechanic and loved spending time with his boys teaching them those skills. They had just recently purchased a jeep that they completely rebuilt. They loved showing off how tough it was and it really could go anywhere. He was the first person to be called to help when someone was stuck or in need. He came in the middle of the night to rescue a family member that was sliding off a ledge. He was the pillar of our family and would come with a smile whenever he was needed.

Russell was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He considered the members of his ward just like family and would do anything for anyone in need. His testimony was evident through his actions in life, as he was as a true disciple of Jesus Christ.

Russell is survived by his wife Naomi Helquist, his eldest son Treyton Helquist, his youngest son Kyler Helquist, his mother and father Kirk and Nancy Helquist, his brothers and sisters Kim (Jerry) Geurts, Tamra (Craig) Cordasco, Heidi (Craig) Swenson, Charlie Helquist, Kevin Helquist, Steven (Emmy) Helquist and Krystal (Chris) Lee and 40 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents E.A. and Bernice Helquist, Bernard and Blanche Levanger and nephews Ian Helquist and William Lee.

Everyone whose life he touched will miss him dearly. Russell will continue to be an inspiration and remembered by all who knew him.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude for the outpouring love, support, prayers and kind words of the community. A special thanks to Moab 3rd ward, Monticello 4th ward for the support and meals that have been provided. A special thanks to San Juan Mortuary for the great care and professionalism in our time of need.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 701 Locust Ln, Moab, UT 84532. A second viewing will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 347 N 200 W, Monticello, UT 84535. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, located at 347 N 200 W, Monticello, UT 84535. The interment will be held at the Monticello, Utah cemetery immediately following funeral services.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

16

Nov

6:00 PM 11/16/2018 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/16/2018 8:00:00 PM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

701 Locust Lane
Moab, Utah 84532

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
701 Locust Lane Moab 84532 Utah
United States

Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

9:30 AM 11/17/2018 9:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 11/17/2018 11:30:00 AM
Monticello North Chapel

347 N 200 W
Monticello, Utah 84535

Monticello North Chapel
347 N 200 W Monticello 84535 Utah
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

12:00 PM 11/17/2018 12:00:00 PM
Monticello North Chapel

347 N 200 W
Monticello, Utah 84535

Monticello North Chapel
347 N 200 W Monticello 84535 Utah
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Monticello Cemetery Final Resting Place

300 S
Monticello, Utah 84535

300 S Monticello 84535 Utah
United States
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