LuVerne A. Maserek, age 91 of Redwood Falls passed away on Sunday April 5, 2020 at Wood Stone Senior Living in New Ulm. A private family service will be held at 11:00 am Friday at Redwood Valley Funeral Home. Interment will be held in St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in Redwood Falls. A live broadcast of the service will be posted on our Facebook account and can be found at www.stephensfuneralservice.com Online condolences may be posted there as well. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Vern was born April 15, 1928 on the family farm near St. Leo, Minnesota to Jerome & Mary (Krause) Maserek. On June 4, 1958, Vern was united in marriage to Maggie Dalle in Ghent. Vern worked for K&M, later known as Todd Communications, in Minneapolis. Vern was instrumental in bringing, building and maintaining the TV UHF translator tower systems for upper Midwest area for over 30 plus years. They lived in Redwood Falls most of their lives, and started their own cable company called M-TEK Systems Inc., which serviced many rural communities surrounding the Redwood Falls area. Vern was a very active member of St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Redwood Falls. In the 1970’s, he built an electric car which he later donated to Hutchinson Vo-Tech. He also displayed and judged for the Minnesota Inventors Congress for many years. Vern was an avid radio controlled model airplane builder and flyer. He was a founding member of the Wing Nuts model airplane group. Vern loved tinkering, welding and building things in his garage.
Vern is survived by his children: Randy (DeAnna) Maserek of New Ulm, Loren Maserek of Redwood Falls, Susan (Gordon) Totman of Redwood Falls, Laura (Joe) Barrett of Maple Grove, and Janice Gillard of Kasson; grandchildren: Jordan Maserek, Lyndsay (Tyler) Serbus, Melissa (Frank) Troncozo, Michael (Wendy) Maserek, Brandon (Sarah) Walter, Marquette (Kyle) Ostrand, and Blake (Stephanie) Scherbing; 16 great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife Maggie, sister Justine Kack and brother James Maserek.