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
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