Leland Richard Halverson


May 19, 1924 - September 21, 2008


Leland Richard Halverson was born May 19, 1924 in Madison County, NE to Christian Bernard and Adelia (Powell) Halverson. He received a Purple Heart serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII with the US Army.  He was a land surveyor his entire life.  On November 6, 1985 he married Leola Hoar at Bonesteel, SD.


He is survived by his wife Leola, four children: Dennis Halverson of Apple Valley, CA; Janet Halverson of Hemet, CA; Pamela Halverson of Aneheim, CA; Diane Halverson of Buena Park, CA; eight step-children: Jim Hoar and wife Betty of Murdo; Tom Scott and wife Denise of Columbia, MO; Paul Hoar and wife Nancy of Battle Creek, NE; Jeff Hour and wife Becky of Cheyenne, WY; Janice Baker and husband Benny of Fairfax; Marilyn Bailey and husband Fred of Mitchell; Judy Elshere and husband Tim of Milesville; three sisters: Yvonne Spitzenberger of Bonesteel; Lois Leu of Seattle, WA; Elaine Hoffman and husband Ted of Denver, CO and two grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Allen, Mick and Eldon and one sister, Dolly.


It was his wish to have his body donated to the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.  There will be no scheduled services at this time. 


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Posted by Janet Halverson on April 28, 2013
I miss you, Dad. You were my strength and role model. You taught me to be independent, to face my fears, to be honest and forthcoming and, most of all, to be proud of who I am. I remember the poem about the "Guy in the Glass," and wish you were here so I could talk to you; I value your position, your opinion and being able to share my life along with its problems. I guess you have seen Toby (my Rat Terrier who was 17 years old) by now. He decided to join his friends in Heaven on April 16, 2013. Rest in peace. I love you.
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