LaVerne "Satch" Helget, 76, of New Ulm died Monday, August 22, 2011 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.


LaVerne "Satch" Helget, 76, of New Ulm died Monday, August 22, 2011 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 276, 2011 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrting the Mass.  Burial will be in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery with Full Military Honors being conducted by the New Ulm Area Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.  Visitation will be 4 - 8 p.m. Friday and from 7:30 - 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm.  To leave an online condolence for his family or to sign the guestbook go to: www.mvfh.org .
 
LaVerne is survived by his daughter, Nancy Helget of New Ulm; grandsons, Joshua (Marya) Helget of Sleepy Eye, Jason Helget of New Ulm; great grandchildren, Dalton, Elizabeth, Addison, Brent and Brody Helget; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lorraine and Leon Tauer of Sleepy Eye, Arlis and Rollie Forstner, Ardelle Domeier all of New Ulm, LuAnn and Fred Moldan of Sleepy Eye; brothers and sister-in-law, Arthur Jr. "Artie" and Annette Helget of Hanska, Leon Helget of Sleepy Eye; many nieces; and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Janet Helget in 1998.
 
LaVerne Joseph Helget was born on October 25, 1934 in Sleepy Eye to Arthur Sr. and Louisa (Rothmeier) Helget.  He seved in the U.S. Marines and was stationed in Japan.  On May 6, 1961 he was united in marriage to Janet Stadick at St. Gregory's Catholic Church in Lafayette.  They lived in Sleepy Eye for a short time and then moved to New Ulm.  LaVerne worked in road construction with the Woodrich Construction Company.  After retirement he was a grounds keeper at the New Ulm Country Club.  LaVerne enjoyed playing baseball and had played with Stark and Sleepy Eye baseball teams and had also been a manager.  LaVerne also enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, gardening, playing the concertina, and watching his favorite football team - the Green Bay Packers!  He was a member of Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and the American Legion Post # 132 in New Ulm.