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Edward Halvorson

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Edward M. Halvorson, age 57 of Elkhart, IN, formerly of New Hampton, IA died Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday December 23, 2013, at Holy Family Parish - St. Joseph Center in New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. Lector for the service will be Sandy Reicks. Ann Bennett will be the organist with Julianna Bonfig as cantor. Krystal Halvorson will be the vocalist, singing, 'Amazing Grace - My Chains are Gone' and 'Here Comes The Sun'. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Olivia Reicks, Jamisen Halverson, Maddie Dyvig, Neysa Halverson, Kylie Kelly and Zoey Kelly. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon with Gary Halvorson, Jeff Halvorson, Paul Halvorson, Pete Halvorson, Bruce Halvorson and Eric Halverson serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Nick Huber, Joey Svendsen and Jory Dyvig. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, December 22, 2013, at the Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church. Edward M. Halvorson was born September 7, 1956, in New Hampton, IA, the son of Merle and Joan (Ehler) Halvorson. He received his education in New Hampton and was a 1974 graduate of New Hampton High School. At the age of 16, Ed began working for Zip’s Wrecker Service and later worked for the Tri-Mark Corporation, both in New Hampton. Ed met Lorna Ward and after a first date golfing in Elma, began their loving life together. On July 23, 1996, in Ames, IA, the couple was united in marriage. Ed will be remembered in so many ways. He had a special love for his wife whom he called his best friend and ‘honey’. He was fiercely loyal and a mentor to all, inspiring nothing less than perfection. He loved his career and was always encouraging others to do their best. Ed was an expert in his field, and a fearless problem solver. He was gracious and generous, sharing his ‘man-cave’ with all his family, friends and neighbors. He loved music and dancing, always enjoying a good time. Ed had the opportunity to travel for both work and pleasure attending many NASCAR races. He ended his career as the Director of Sales and Product Development for Global Link in Elkhart. Survivors include his wife, Lorna; four daughters, Pricilla (Joey) Svendsen, Krystal Halvorson all of Charleston, SC, Michelle (Jory) Dyvig of Webster City, IA and Stacy Halverson of Elkhart, IN; one son, Eric (Heather) Halverson of Scranton, IA; his mother, Joan Halvorson of New Hampton; five brothers, Gary (Pat) Halvorson of Alta Vista, IA, Jeff Halvorson, Paul Halvorson and Bruce (Julie) Halvorson all of New Hampton, IA and Peter (Leanne) Halvorson of Cedar Rapids, IA; two sisters, Shelly (Wayne) Gray of New Hampton, IA and Sandy (Dean) Reicks of Lawler, IA; 14 grandchildren, Rosa, Gwenny, William, Joshua Waylon, Madison, Zachary, Braylon, August, Neysa, Kylie, Zoey, Jamisen, Jaden and Isabella;13 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Merle in 2008.

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  1. To Ed’s entire family- we are so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. What a great guy he was and we know your family is very close and will miss him very much. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. I was a classmate of Ed. I remember his as a kind and gentle soul. I wish I had known his ‘love to dance ‘ side. my heartfelt sympathy. Karla (Schwickerath) Hilt

  3. To Joan and all of Ed’s family…We were so sorry to hear about Ed passing away. We know how close you all were and how much fun you had together. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Judy & Bill Riley

  4. Dear Joan, Lorna, Gary, and all of Ed’s siblings, I was so shocked to hear of Ed’s death in the Tribune. You are all in my prayers. Ed and Gary were my 2nd cousins, and more like brothers, when we were all growing up in Jerico in the 50’s and 60’s. I have so many fond memories of playing baseball in the summer in my backyard or at the Halverson ball field. There was sledding in the winter, riding bikes around the Jerico creamery, and playing football and basketball together year after year. I was an only child, so it was wonderful to be welcomed by such a large family as the Halvorsons. Thanks to all of you for loving Ed and caring for him. I will miss him and look forward to seeing him again in heaven, where all of us will be reunited once again. Dennis Johnson Marion, IA

  5. I remember our Euchre games! He never really minded losing because it was usually girls vs. guys so that would mean his ‘honey’ won. Good times!!

  6. To the entire Halvorson family,, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Al and Karen Snyder

  7. To the entire family of Ed, We were saddened to read of Ed’s death. You have our sincere sympathy for your loss. Joe and Sharon Haskovec

  8. To Shelly and family. I have so many fond summer memories of us kids out on the farm. You, Ed, Gary, all the kids and visiting with Merle and Joan, when I would spend my summer’s with Uncle Pete and Aunt Speck at the farm. Your dad would make everyone do chores but afterwards we would sit on hay bails and play Euchre, or get the older boys to drive us to Saude park. I am sorry to hear about Ed. I pray that fond memories, will help fill the void. With sincere sympathy. God Bless, Cathy Cutsforth (aka Catt August) (Daughter of Pat and Dale Cutsforth)

  9. To Shelly and the entire Halvorson family, I was shocked to hear about Ed’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy and you will be in my prayers. Deb Thorne (Class of ’74)

  10. To Lorna, Joan, and all of Eds’ great brothers and sisters, We are thinking of you and sharing your sadness at loosing your Ed too soon, I am sure he has left you with many memories and his spirit will carry on through you all!

  11. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Halvorson family. We know that he was much loved and will be very much missed by all. Take comfort in knowing that we are all here for you at this difficult time.

  12. Bruce, Julie and the Halvorson family…we are thinking of you during this difficult time and in the days ahead. May God’s peace surround you all. Carol and Bob Gorman

  13. We are thinking of all of Ed’s family at this difficult time. You’re in our prayers and take care John and Deb Mihm

  14. So sorry to hear about Ed. I have lots of fond memories when we were kids, going to Joan and Merle’s, tons of kids tearing around outside or racing around the basement…He will always be Eddie to me. Lorna, Joan and family, you all have my deepest sympathy. It is very hard to lose someone you love, but know that he is not suffering and is in God’s hands now.

  15. So very sorry to hear the loss of Ed. How quickly things happen. Treasure all the memories you’ve created with him and know that he’s in a wonderful place. He may be gone from your sight but never from your memories or your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lorna as you face the challenges ahead. Wishing you and your family God’s comfort. Lyle & Sharon (Cork) Henning

  16. You as my older brother have taught me so much in my life. Although we have had so many meaningful conversations, nothing more important was you telling me family is at the top of the list. Another thing I will always remember is that It was you who got me into golfing years ago. Believe me, I will take the torch from your hand and every time I hit a good shot I will look straight up and point to you. We have had so many good times listening to music and know as I write this I am playing one of your favorites by BTO. Thats right Let It Ride. Brother know you will always be in my heart and will be missed deeply. Finally brother. Yes LET IT RIDE. Love ya, Brother Bruce

  17. My deepest sympathy to you ‘Ma’ Halvorson and to all your ‘rowdy’ children and their families. You all have such love and strength that it makes it so easy to love you all and so hard to know that you are hurting. Big hugs to you all. Sandy & Dan Brummond

  18. Our sympathies to the entire Halvorson family. Ed was my boss when we both worked at TriMark. He was a great teacher and support which has served me well in my career. Thanks Ed for the leadership, fun times working together and most of all your friendship! Cindi (Lewis) Freidhof

  19. Brother Ed made a big difference in my life. He was such a positive force when I was going through my young adult years. He taught me that along with a good work ethic, a positive attitude is one of the most important things you can carry with you. With those two things, you can accomplish just about anything. One of Ed’s earliest jobs out of high school was as an auto body technician, and he would go on to become a corporate director of sales and product development. So I guess he proved his point! He was also a man of great hospitality. Whenever we visited him and Lorna in Indiana, he treated us all like royalty. He really loved entertaining–and just like everything else in his life–it was first class all the way. Lastly, Ed and I had unique phone conversations. While most people tend to talk about what they did last weekend or about a social event that was coming up, Ed and I had a habit of diving into political conversations. Our long talks were usually about the White House, our United States Congress, or any number of national problems–and I loved every minute of it! I guess what I am trying to say is that I am gong to miss him in so many different ways. I wish I would have spent more time with him, and at the same time–I’m grateful for the times we did share together. I love you Ed, and I will carry you in my heart forever. Sandy

  20. To the entire, Halvorson Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. Cherrish the memories,(card games,golf,and an occasional B.S.session), He will be missed by many! Thinking of you all. Leo & Bev Dowd

  21. So sorry to hear that Ed has passed away. The family has my sympathy. I will always remember Ed as a good friend and fellow golfer. Karen Schmitt

  22. So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sympathy to everyone in the family. May God comfort you during this difficult time

  23. Our sympathy to Ed’s family ,keep your memories of Ed close to your heart . Sharon Reicks and Bob Cox

  24. Our sympathy to everyone in Ed’s family . So sorry to hear the passing of Ed. May God comfort you during this difficult time

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