Glenn Russell Halverson
Glenn Russell Halverson, 91, of Mahtowa, Minn., passed away unexpectedly in his home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. Glenn was born Feb. 26, 1925 in Austin, Minn., to Louis and Mathilda (Gunderson) Halverson.
At the age of 12 his family moved to the McGregor, Minn., area where he graduated from McGregor High School in 1942. On Sept. 29, 1945 he married Betty Rice. They farmed until 1951 when they moved to San Fernando Valley in California where Glenn worked as foreman for the Manfull Dairy. In 1960 he moved to Oregon and managed another dairy there.
In 1961, Glenn moved his family back to Minnesota to a farm in the Mahtowa area and worked for Anderson Dairy. In the late 1960s to early 1970s he and Betty ran the Mahtowa Market. He went to work at Potlatch in Cloquet, Minn., in 1966 and retired from the mill after 23 years. Glenn was a very hard-working family man and was always there to help others.
Glenn and Betty enjoyed a long retirement, traveling in their motor home to Alaska and various other trips around the country. They enjoyed fishing trips and wintering in Rio Grande Valley in Texas. He loved visiting with family and friends and playing dominoes. Glenn will be sadly missed.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Lorraine Halverson, Ruth Tast and Marjorie Hawks.
He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Betty; three children, Cheryl Kalm (Lee Miller) of Mahtowa, Gary (Marlene) Halverson of Mahtowa and Caryl (Tom) Autio of Cloquet; five grandsons, Bryan (Tara) Kalm of Mahtowa, Jeremy (Debbie) Halverson of Atkinson, Minn., Jonathan Halverson Sr. of Mahtowa, Drew Autio of Superior, Wis., and Jared Autio of South LakeTahoe, Calif.; and nine great-grandchildren.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.
October 20, 2016 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.