Hildegarde A. Halverson, 101

Published 7:08 pm Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hildegarde Halverson

Hildegarde A. “Billie” Halverson, age 101, of Austin, died Friday, August 19, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System-Austin.

She was born March 10, 1910, in Johnsburg to Paul and Lena (Heimer) Koenig and attended school in Adams and Canby. Billie married James Halverson on Jan. 16, 1932. Together they raised ten children. Billie was well known for her culinary and homemaking skills. She was a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church. Her generous, optimistic spirit was treasured by her family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her children: Bob (Mary), Stillwater, Marlene (Bud) Wirth, Kasson, Jacqueline, St. Paul, Eugene (Kathleen), St. Louis Park, Judy (A.B.) Johnson, Maple Plain, Bonnie (Ken) Freimark, Stillwater, Ray (Mary), Oakdale, Wes (Jean), Maple Grove, Rowland (Becky), Austin, Douglas, Austin; 24 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; sister, Phyllis Johnson, Austin; many nieces and nephews.

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She is preceded in death by her husband, James; granddaughter, Angie; brother, Ray; three sisters, Leona, Alvina and Lorraine.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011, at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. There will be a 4 p.m. CCW rosary and a 6:30 p.m. wake service on Monday at Mayer Funeral Home where friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. and also one hour before the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.