Hamilton County


John Russell Halliday




John R. Halliday, 76, Humboldt

John R. Halliday, 76, Humboldt, died January 19, 2002 at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt with Dr. Jennifer Edinger and the Rev. Robert Molldrem officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Humboldt, with military rites by the Veteran’s Of Foreign Wars Post 5240 of Dakota City. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.

John Russell Halliday, son of James J. and Hazel Russell Halliday, was born on a farm in Freedom Township in Hamilton County. After receiving his education in the Webster City area, he served in the United States Army as a medic in Okinawa in the pacific theater. Following his discharge, he returned home to the farm. He was married on Dec. 27, 1959 to Eleanor Bloomquist at Eagle Grove The couple made their home on a farm near Webster City until moving to Humboldt County in 1964. In 1970, the couple moved to Humboldt. Mr. Halliday was employed with Gunder Manufacturing and with the Department of Transportation until his retirement.

Mr. Halliday was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, and the John Deere 2-Cylinder Club in Waterloo, and served on the board of directors for W & H Coop.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; sons, Roger Halliday of Webster City, and James Knutson of Humboldt; daughters, Mary Hobscheidt of Corwith, and Karen Andersen of Humboldt; 8 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Halliday of Webster City and sister, Eva Blomquist of Duncombe. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Jan. 22, 2002 (photo included)

John Russell Halliday was born Oct. 20, 1925 to James J. and Hazel Russell Halliday. He died Jan. 19, 2002 and is buried in Union Cemetery, Humboldt, IA.

John served with the U.S. Army in World War II. He was a medic with the 156th Hospital, serving in Okinawa in the Pacific Theater.

Source: ancestry.com