NEW?ULM Robert "Bob" Halverson, 90, of New Ulm, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Oak Hills Living Center in New Ulm.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, October 6 at Swan Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Todd Nelsen officiating. Burial with full military honors conducted by the Lafayette American Legion Post 300 will follow at Lakeview Cemetery, Brighton Township.
Visitation will be 5-7-p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 at Swan Lake Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Schmucker Funeral Service of New Ulm is handling the arrangements.
Robert Harrison Halverson, the son of Joseph and Florence (Hasse) Halverson, was born January 11, 1922 in Brighton Township where he spent his youth and attended school. He graduated from St. Peter High School in 1939. Bob served in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946 in the Philippines and Japan. He attended agricultural school after his honorable discharge in 1946 and returned to Brighton Township. Bob was united in marriage to Marjorie Ketcham on October 5, 1947 in Spencer, IA. Together, the couple farmed in Bernadotte Township until retiring to New Ulm in 2003. Bob was a member of the Brighton United Methodist Church where he served on several committees. He led the group to move the Brighton Methodist Church to Farm America. Bob was active in the community and served as a Bernadotte 4-H leader, was a member of the Lafayette Lions Club and the Lafayette American Legion Post 300 for 61 years. He also served on the Lafayette Citizens Bank Board of Directors for 31 years and served on the Lafayette Co-Op Shipping Board of Directors. Bob enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing, camping, and travel. He and Marjorie especially enjoyed spending their winters in Arizona.
Survivors include his wife Marjorie Halverson of New Ulm; children, Richard (Joyce) Halverson, Jane Starz, all of New Ulm; five grandchildren, Jenni (Dave) Dent of Canyon Country, CA, Aaron (Shelly) Starz of St. Stephen, Adam (Kim) Starz of Ghent, David Halverson (special friend Erica Kietzer) of New Ulm, Jason Halverson (special friend Rachele Johnson) of Sleepy Eye; seven great-grandchildren, Noah and Danni Dent, Amanda, Avery and Abigayle Starz, Emmalise Starz, Haley Jo Nachreiner; sister, Doris Halverson of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Jerry Starz and sister Myrtle Dudler.
Memorials are preferred to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.