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HALVERSON, Dorf Mervin --- 1918-2001


Posted By: IA GenWeb Volunteer
Date: 9/3/2011 at 13:58:14

Dorf Halverson

Dorf M. Halverson, 82, of Waukon, died Thurs., March 15, 2001, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, following a sudden illness.

Funeral services were held Mon., March 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Rev. Larry Olson officiating. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Dorf Mervin Halverson was born Oct. 22, 1918, in Postville, the son of Martin and Mamie (Warnholtz) Halverson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Postville. He attended country school near Clermont.

On Jan. 22, 1938, he married Viette Thompson at the Federated Church in Lansing. Dorf began farming in Center Township from 1944 to 1946. In 1946, the couple relocated to New Albin, where Dorf sold cars and farm equipment. They also lived in rural Lansing for a time. Following Viette's death in 1952, Dorf moved to Waukon. On May 16, 1954, he married Erma Snitker at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. He owned Dorf's Ranch north of Waukon, where he sold farm equipment. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed selling farm equipment, fishing and playing cards.

Dorf is preceded in death by his parents; his wives, Viette and Erma; and four brothers, Eugene, Frederick, Roger, and Lynn Halverson.

Survivors include four sons, Bob (Sharon) Halverson of Elkader, Tom (Ann) Halverson of Ft. Atkinson, Ron (Sandy) Halverson of Des Moines, and Vern (Cindy) Halverson of Ft. Myers, FL; two daughters, Janice (Curt) Brandsmeier of Waukon, and Mary (Leon) Nelson of Cedar Falls; 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren; four sisters, Delila Palmer of Onalaska, WI, Kathleen (Rodney) Olson and Marian (Duane) Meier, both of Lansing, and Marilyn (William) Macke of Solgohachia, AR; three brothers, Leo Halverson of Waukon, Harvey (Rose) Halverson of Mulberry, FL, and Kenneth Halverson of Wisconsin.

Honorary casket bearers were Warren Deters, Roger Osterhaus, Harold Maly, Terry Jones, Richard Juve, and Lloyd Kolsrud. Casket bearers were his sons and sons-in-laws.

Martin Funeral Home of Waukon assisted the family.

Postville, Iowa newspaper of the time clipping, from Dorothy Schave's obituary collection.


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