Verlyn Gale Helgerson, 75 of Superior Wis. and formally of Babbitt, Minn., has gone to be with our Lord on April 11, 2013.

Verlyn was born in Milwaukee, Wis. on Aug. 27, 1937 to Clarence and Harriet Helgerson. He grew up in Chatfield, Minn. and married the love of his life, LaVonne Rathbone on Oct. 3, 1959. They then moved to Babbitt and had 2 sons, Mark Alan and David John Helgerson. Verlyn was a mining mechanic/welder for the mines in Babbitt. He also was very proud to have been a medic in the Army.

He is proceeded in death by his dear wife LaVonne, and both of his parents. He is survived by sister Jo (Pastor Vic) Meyr, and brother Paul Helgerson; his sons, Mark Helgerson, and David (Susan) Helgerson; sister-in-law Lucille Tangen; and brother-in-law Ellert (Marilyne) Rathbone. He has many grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services are April 22, 2013 in Superior, Wis. at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home, 1209 East 5th Street, at 4 p.m.