Marjorie May (Hollerud) Halverson, 92

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Marjorie May (Hollerud) Halverson, (nee Weber), 92, of Austin, Minnesota, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Good Samaritan Society – Comforcare in Austin.

Marjorie May (Hollerud) Halverson, 92

Born April 30, 1927, Marjorie was the daughter of the late Rosie and Reinhold Weber. She attended kindergarten through eighth grade in London, Minnesota, and graduated from Austin High School in 1945. After graduation, she married Norman Harold Hollerud of Lyle, Minnesota, on June 24, 1945, at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Austin. They were blessed with six children: Sandy, Dennis, Diana, Lana, Cindy and John. After her last child went to kindergarten, Marjorie worked at St. Olaf Hospital for many years, first in housekeeping, then as a nurse’s aid. Her husband, Norman, died suddenly on Jan. 2, 1986; they had been married over 40 years and had raised their six children. Margy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Some years later, in 1989, she married Ron Halverson, also from Lyle. Margy and Ronald enjoyed traveling and spent winters in Scottsdale, Arizona, during their early years together. She always loved to bake and was masterful at sewing and knitting. She had true artistic talent and made beautiful needlepoint creations, knitted and crocheted beautiful afghans, and made truly amazing ceramic creations. She also loved her flower and vegetable gardens. Her gardens were impeccable and she canned and froze her vegetables and fruit throughout the years, with an abundance of raspberries to share with her grandchildren. As time passed, Margy and Ron sold their house in Austin and moved into the Primrose Senior Community. They enjoyed it there and traveled less, but she still enjoyed visiting family and friends. In 2011, after a series of falls, Margy moved to Comforcare, where she was able to maintain her crocheting and visits with family. Margy was a lifetime member of St. Olaf Church. She taught her children the importance of fellowship in the faith. She enjoyed being an active member of her Circle Women’s group, taught Sunday school and Bible school, and enjoyed volunteering at the St. Olaf booth at the Mower County Fair. She served at funerals and functions with Circle #7. Every year for the Norwegian Scandinavian Festival she made the best potato lefse. She truly taught her children to value family and friendship by her ways as well as her words. She also conveyed upon her children the value of education and music. Loving music herself, she once played the violin. It was her unselfish nature that provided above and beyond for her children. She was and will continue to be greatly loved and missed by all.

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The family wishes to acknowledge the staff at Comforcare and extend their gratitude for their loving care over the past 3,207 days and for treating their mother like family.

Marjorie is survived by four daughters: Sandy Chaby of Brownstown, Pennsylvania, Diana Osa Brown (Joseph) of Cary, North Carolina, Lana Hollerud (Terry Zabel) of Austin and Cindy Seavey (Dr. Ken Pallas) of Burnsville, Minnesota; one son, Dr. John Hollerud (DeAnna) of Coon Rapids, Minnesota; two sisters, Bernice Lindahl of Austin and Marcella Rockwell (Guy) of Brownsdale, Minnesota; one brother, Raymond (Kay) Weber of Tacoma, Washington; 11 grandchildren, Dr. Kristian Carlson (Dr. Tea Jashiavili) of Pasedena, California, Rejean Carlson (Allyson) of Hellam, Pennsylvania, Dr. Lauren Chaby (Stephen Delafield) of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Travis Chaby (Alaine) of Rising Sun, Maryland, Brook True (Samantha) of Mason City, Iowa, Sarah Zabel of Little Canada, Minnesota, Adam Seavey (Jessica Gerr) of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Megan Seavey and Cody Seavey of Burnsville, Brent (Chelsea) Hollerud of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Bailey Hollerud of Ord, Nebraska; four great-grandchildren, Alexander Norman, Griffin Norman, Jimmy Carlson and Kyun Chaby; and a faithful friend, Ronald Fields of Owatonna, Minnesota. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Norman Harold Hollerud and Ronald Carroll Halverson; son, Dennis Hollerud; three grandchildren, Zachary Chaby, Beau Zabel and Onya Brown; and one sister, Margaret Mabel (Weber) Kuntz.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Memorials are preferred to the Cohen Veteran’s Bioscience/Parkinson’s Research or the Can Do Canines. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at