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Herbert Helmen Halvorson - 1913-1990


Posted By: Connie Ellis (email)
Date: 7/26/2011 at 12:13:31

SOURCE: Waukon, Iowa WAUKON STANDARD, September 11, 1990
Contributor: Connie Ellis (Not related)

Funeral services for Herbert Helmen Halvorson, Sr., age 77, of rural Lansing, Iowa were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday September 8 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, Iowa. The Rev. Lynn Groe officiated. Burial was in the Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church Cemetery with Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Casket bearers were Rick Halvorson, Roger H. Halvorson, Bill Keehn, Todd Dietrich, Charles W. Rolfs, Clark Halvorson, Randy Halvorson, Ron Keehn, Chris Dietrich, Steven Rolfs, Robert Halvorson, and Ryan Halvorson. Honorary pallbearers were Dean Schellhammer, Walt Howe, Lyle Larson, Roy Loven, Roger A. Halvorson, Willard Kerndt, Harold Marti, Roger Lippe, and Bennie Rosendahl.

Herbert was born April 12, 1913 in the Round Prairie area of Allamakee County. He was the son of Hans and Hannah (Leiran) Halvorson. He attended Round Prairie country school and mechanic school in Chicago, Illinois and Waterloo, Iowa. On December 4, 1937 he and Lorine Johnson were married in Decorah, Iowa. During World War II he worked in a defense plant in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The lifetime area resident was a self-employed mechanic for automobiles and small engines. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he ushered for many years.

Herbert was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Donna Rae Halvorson who died in 1946; a grandson, Russell Halvorson; 2 brothers, Marcus Halvorson and Paul Halvorson and a sister, Edna Lippe.

He is survived by his wife, Lorine; 2 sons, Richard Halvorson of East Dubuque, Illinois and Herbert Halvorson, Jr. of Waukon, Iowa; 3 daughters, Darlene (Edwin) Keehn of Dubuque, Iowa, Lois (Charles) Rolfs of Waukon, Iowa and Wanda (Gary) Barker of Farmersburg, Iowa; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Martha Sorum, and Norma Johnson, both of Waukon, Iowa, and Wilma Roberts of Waterloo, Iowa; and 3 brothers, Victory "Vic" Halvorson of Waterville, Iowa, Tennis Halvorson of Waukon, Iowa, and Orrin Halvorson of Crookston, Minnesota.


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