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Henry Michael Halverson

Henry Michael Halverson (Mickey) entered his eternal home Friday, March 4, 2022, at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Reverend Matt Kamprath will officiate. The service will be livestreamed on the First Lutheran Church Facebook page. The family will hold a private inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at the church. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mickey Halverson Memorial Fund and the family will divide the memorials amongst the Guardian Angel Fund, Compassus, and First Lutheran Church.

Mickey was born in Forest City, Iowa February 27, 1939. He graduated from Fertile High School in 1957. He married Marilyn Kay Bray, his high school sweetheart, on September 26, 1958, in Nashua, Iowa at the Little Brown Church in the Vale. They raised a wonderful family of 3 boys and 3 girls together.

Mickey attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. After several moves, he started his career at Caterpillar. He entered the apprentice program in the Training Department in Peoria, Illinois. They lived in Peoria until they moved to Delavan, Illinois. In 1978 they moved to Geneseo, Illinois and Mickey worked at the Mt. Joy plant until he retired in 1988. Mickey and Marilyn began their own consulting business. They traveled with their business and did consulting for four years before full retirement and beginning their wonderful golden years!

They enjoyed their retirement years in Longville, Minnesota at Holiday Haven Resort and in San Benito, Texas at Fun 'n Sun Resort and made lifelong friends in both places!

Mickey was a member of First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. His hobbies were golfing, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, bonfires, traveling and fellowship. Mickey loved getting his family all together! Our family has the best memories vacationing on Woman Lake in northern Minnesota for 32 years…priceless! Mickey was a master griller-loved his Weber and had hundreds of fish fries from all the fish they caught up North. In Texas he started and organized the popular shrimp boil parties at South Padre Island.

Mickey loved and was very proud his wife of 63 years and his family. He would always let them know that!

Mickey is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his brother Craig (Terry); his sons Brad (Mindy), Kenny (Becky), Randy; his daughters Kay (Kent), Lori (Tony), Jill (George); his grandchildren Tyler (Que), Megan (Rob), Lauren (Michael), Brandi (Jesse), Kari, Laine, Taylor (Molly), Paige, Austin (Jordan), Zachary (Hannah), Brenna; and 18 great grandchildren.

Family that were waiting for him in heaven were his parents, son-in-law, Scott, grandsons: Ben, Trevor, Luke and his great granddaughter Kadyn.

The family would like to THANK the Geneseo Ambulance crew, the caring staff at Hammond Henry Hospital and Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care, Compassus, Pastor Matt and Victor and staff at Vandemore Funeral Home.

Posted online on March 05, 2022

Published in Geneseo Republic

Henry Michael Halverson

Henry Michael Halverson (Mickey) entered his eternal home Friday, March 4, 2022, at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Reverend Matt Kamprath will officiate. The service will be livestreamed on the First Lutheran Church Facebook page. The family will hold a private inurnment at Oakwood Cemetery. A memorial visitation will be held from 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, at the church. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mickey Halverson Memorial Fund and the family will divide the memorials amongst the Guardian Angel Fund, Compassus, and First Lutheran Church.

Mickey was born in Forest City, Iowa February 27, 1939. He graduated from Fertile High School in 1957. He married Marilyn Kay Bray, his high school sweetheart, on September 26, 1958, in Nashua, Iowa at the Little Brown Church in the Vale. They raised a wonderful family of 3 boys and 3 girls together.

Mickey attended Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa. After several moves, he started his career at Caterpillar. He entered the apprentice program in the Training Department in Peoria, Illinois. They lived in Peoria until they moved to Delavan, Illinois. In 1978 they moved to Geneseo, Illinois and Mickey worked at the Mt. Joy plant until he retired in 1988. Mickey and Marilyn began their own consulting business. They traveled with their business and did consulting for four years before full retirement and beginning their wonderful golden years!

They enjoyed their retirement years in Longville, Minnesota at Holiday Haven Resort and in San Benito, Texas at Fun 'n Sun Resort and made lifelong friends in both places!

Mickey was a member of First Lutheran Church in Geneseo. His hobbies were golfing, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, bonfires, traveling and fellowship. Mickey loved getting his family all together! Our family has the best memories vacationing on Woman Lake in northern Minnesota for 32 years…priceless! Mickey was a master griller-loved his Weber and had hundreds of fish fries from all the fish they caught up North. In Texas he started and organized the popular shrimp boil parties at South Padre Island.

Mickey loved and was very proud his wife of 63 years and his family. He would always let them know that!

Mickey is survived by his wife, Marilyn; his brother Craig (Terry); his sons Brad (Mindy), Kenny (Becky), Randy; his daughters Kay (Kent), Lori (Tony), Jill (George); his grandchildren Tyler (Que), Megan (Rob), Lauren (Michael), Brandi (Jesse), Kari, Laine, Taylor (Molly), Paige, Austin (Jordan), Zachary (Hannah), Brenna; and 18 great grandchildren.

Family that were waiting for him in heaven were his parents, son-in-law, Scott, grandsons: Ben, Trevor, Luke and his great granddaughter Kadyn.

The family would like to THANK the Geneseo Ambulance crew, the caring staff at Hammond Henry Hospital and Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care, Compassus, Pastor Matt and Victor and staff at Vandemore Funeral Home.

Posted online on March 05, 2022

Published in Geneseo Republic