Nisswa - John M. Halverson, age 86 of Nisswa, passed away on Wednesday, Feb, 27, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Brainerd.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Interment will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery of Little Falls. Visitation will be Friday, March 8 at the church. Funeral arrangements are with the Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel of Monticello.
John was born on July 5, 1926 in Hallock, to Adolph and Ellen (Mortenson) Halverson. John served in the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Army during World War II. He was employed at Land O’ Lakes as a district manager for over 34 years, and he and his family lived in various Minnesota communities. In his retirement, he worked for Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel in Monticello for several years. John and his wife, Yvonne have made their home in Nisswa since 2000.
John is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Yvonne; children Lynne Halverson of Ely, Joan (Dick) Rosenberg of Henning, Jim (Linda) Halverson of Lake Shore; granddaughter Emily Tissier and her fiance Bertrand Charry of Northfield; sister Marilyn Wilson of Fort Collins, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Ellen; four brothers Merle, Dale, Bob, Harvey; and grandson Gabriel.