Alton “Al” Halvorsen, age 87, of Wisconsin Dells, WI, passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at St. Clare Meadows in Baraboo, WI.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, July, 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Wisconsin Dells with Reverend Craig Wolfgram officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 Noon until the time of the service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Wisconsin Dells.
Al was born January 17, 1931 in Madison, South Dakota, the son of Nick and Marie (Hoeg) Halvorsen.
After High School, he moved to Chicago and married the love of his life Viola “Vi” Sears. Al proudly began a rewarding 25 year career with the Chicago Fire Department up to his retirement in 1986. He and Vi then enjoyed traveling the U.S. and Norway to visit relatives and friends. While spending their summers on their farm near the Dells, they hosted many friends and family gatherings. They also made life-long friends at their winter home in Palmetto, FL.
Al is survived by 2 of his 4 sons, Steve (Ginny) and David (Janan); daughters, Linda, Marlene, and Julie; grandchildren, Nick, Scott, Eric, Steven, Leigh, Angela, Amy and Vicki; 11 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Viola; sons, Gary and Keith and brothers, Milton, Nikolai and James.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Bethany Lutheran Church would be appreciated.
A special thank you to St. Clare Meadows staff for their loving care and attention given to Al.