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Harold Arnold Halverson

February 20, 2017

Obituary

Harold Arnold Halverson, age 88, of Austin, passed away on February 20, 2017, at Milestone Assisted Living Facility in Eau Claire, WI. He was born on February 24, 1928, in Cornell, WI, to Bertha (Favre) and Harold Arthur Halverson. He graduated from Cornell High School, Cornell, WI, and he then served in the U. S. Army during WW II. He was a member of the KC’s, American Legion, and VFW. Harold worked as a grocery meat cutter during his early years, and he then worked at 3M Manufacturing and lived in Fairmont, MN, for ten years before going to school for federal meat inspection training. The family moved to Austin, MN, in 1967, where he worked for Hormel until he retired. On June 20, 1949, he married Leola M. Ehleringer in a double ceremony in Iona, MN, with Lee’s twin Vi also marrying Harold’s twin brother Henry! Harold enjoyed wood working, playing cards, especially “500” and traveling to Texas for the winter months after retirement. He was proud of his Catholic faith serving as a lector and Eucharistic minister. Our family said a daily rosary, and he continued that prayer to the end. He is survived by his four children: Mary (Tim) Brown, Mosinee, WI; Barbara (Roger) Halvorson, Gilbert, AZ; Joseph Halverson, LaCrosse, WI; and Teresa (Jeff) Macal, Pensacola, Florida; thirteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren; one sister Monica (Bud) Sweeney, Cornell, WI; and his special friend and companion for the last fifteen years, Hazel Rysavy, Austin, MN. Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Lee; infant daughter, Ann; his parents; sister, Marguerite and (Jim) Gschwend; twin brother, Henry and (Vi) Halverson. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Monday, February 27, 2017 at St. Augustine Catholic Church. Friends may call one hour before the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post #91 and V.F.W. Post #1216. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
4th Drive SW
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Monday, February 27 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Monday, February 27 2017
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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