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Harold Halverson

Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Services were held Saturday, Sept. 22, for Harold Eastman Halverson, 87, of Alta, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Rembrandt. Pastor Durwood Clauson presided.

Mr. Halverson passed away Sept. 19, 2001, at Buena Vista County Hospital.

Harold was born Nov. 17, 1913, to Theodor O. Halverson and Lula Buell Eastman Halverson in Alta. He was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church of Alta, and later joined the Sioux Valley Lutheran Church.

Harold graduated from Alta High School in 1931, and married Lucille Medella Rystad on June 25, 1933, in Rembrandt. They had one son, Allen Rystad Halverson.

He farmed north of Alta all of his life, and was proud of the farm home which had been in the family since 1873. He sold some of the first hybrid corn seed bred for this area.

Mr. Halverson was a founding member of the Buena Vista County Conservation Board, and during his 25 years of public service, the park sites near Peterson and Sioux Rapids were developed. He was elected to the board of directors of the Buena Vista County Electric Cooperative and during his 18 years was instrumental in organizing the cooperative. He was a member of the co-op elevator boards, the committee to build Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, the "Save the Lake" committee in Storm Lake, and the Buena Vista County Board of Review.

He was currently serving on the First National Bank of Rembrandt board of directors and the Rembrandt Housing Project board.

He enjoyed his many public service roles, the friends he made in his various involvements, and debating with his friends and family.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Lucille, a brother, Phillip, and several in-laws.

He is survived by a sister, Edith Wittmer of Fairmont, Minnesota; his son Allen Halverson and his wife Carol of Rembrandt; grandsons Derek and Clinton, at Iowa State University; and several in-laws.

Burial was at the Little Sioux Valley Memorial Cemetery, Rembrant.