Kenneth Helget

Kenneth Helget

1938 - 2020

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Visitation is open to the public and will be a walk through visitation. COVID-19 restrictions will be implemented and masks are required. Mass will be for family and relatives. Kenneth Arthur Helget was born on November 22, 1938 to Florian and Leona (Rothmeier) Helget in Sleepy Eye, MN. He attended country school and St. Raphael’s Catholic School and then farmed with his dad on the family farm. On May 19, 1959, Ken was united in marriage to Rosella Mathiowetz at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth, MN. Ken farmed and helped neighboring farmers bale, shell corn, and combine until his retirement. In 2008, Ken and Sally moved to Springfield. Ken enjoyed going to the farm to mow and help with other chores. He was a member of St. Raphael’s Catholic Church and a past member of the Prairieland Flywheelers and Concertina Club. Ken enjoyed Minneapolis Moline tractors and farm shows, listening to and playing Old Time music on his concertina, feeding the birds, finding the best places to eat, watching sports or westerns on TV, and anything to do with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was always willing to lend a hand to his neighbors. He is survived by his wife Sally; children - Deb (Mike) Windschitl, Diane (Jeff) Kretsch, Tammy (Corey) Schewe, Scott Helget, Paula (Randy) Sturm; son-in-law Mike Hayden; grandchildren - Katie (Mark) Lax, Sarah (Mike) Ulrich, Amber (Luke) Vogel, Christopher (Joeli) Kretsch, Megan Jensen, Jocy Hayden, Heather (Brent) Haala, Casie (Tom) Braulick, Colton (Chelsey) Schewe, Brody, Brooklyn, and Brayden Sturm; 15 great grandchildren; siblings - Lois Schley, Betty Kieper, Margie (Randi) Martinson, Kevin (Sue) Helget; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law - Alphonse Mathiowetz, Carol Wendland, and Donald (Marilyn) Mathiowetz. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Julie Hayden, granddaughter Abby Windschitl, sister Joanne Groebner, and infant sister.
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Monday
23
November

Visitation

8:30 am - 10:30 am
Monday, November 23, 2020
St. Raphael Catholic Church
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States
Monday
23
November

Mass of Christian Burial

10:30 am
Monday, November 23, 2020
St. Raphael Catholic Church
112 West Van Dusen
Springfield, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

St. Raphael Catholic Cemetery
Address not given
Springfield, Minnesota, United States