Dora May (Wysong) Hallum, 100

Published 5:45 am Sunday, July 3, 2016

Dora May Hallum

Dora May Hallum

Dora May (Wysong) Hallum, 100, passed away peacefully on June 27, 2016, at Good Samaritan Society, Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Dora was born Aug. 25, 1915, near Manchester, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed in West Freeborn Lutheran Church. Dora and Herman Hallum were united in marriage in the chapel in Hartland, Minnesota. They farmed south of Manchester for 13 years before moving to an acreage south of Oakland. They then purchased a home in Austin, Minnesota, where they lived for more than 50 years. Dora and Herman were a team. They built custom cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, etc. as well as other carpentry work in the Austin area. Vacations often found them searching for agates on northern Minnesota shores. They cut and polished the stones, creating small pieces of jewelry with them.

Dora is survived by two children: Dale Hallum (Mary) of Clarks Grove, Minnesota, and Helen Hagen (David) of Charles City, Iowa; three grandchildren: Cathy Hagen Draz (John) of Knightdale, North Carolina, Carol Hagen Powers (Jay) of Georgetown, Texas, and Suzanne Hallum Mauer (Max) of Albert Lea, Minnesota; great grandchildren: Shaun Gerloff (Kimberly) of Charlotte, North Carolina; Courtney Draz Beck (Jamie) of Raleigh, North Carolina; Cody Draz of Knightdale, North Carolina, and Avery Mauer of Albert Lea, Minnesota; great-great grandchildren: Adalynn and Parker Gerloff of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman; parents Walter and Emma Wysong; three sisters: Neva Lerum, Hulda Jochumson, Ethel Wysong, and brother Howard Wysong; infant grandson Jacky Hagen.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Oakland Lutheran Church, with visitation one hour before the service.

Special thanks to the staff at Good Samaritan Society for their kindness and patience in the last 15 months of her life when she could no longer live in her own home.