SHIRLEY ANN HALLANGER
Shirley (Mrs. Al) Hallanger, age 87 of Faribault, died on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at Heritage House, Faribault.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend Steven J. Kuehne officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Thursday, March 17th from 4 to 7 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
Shirley Ann, the daughter of William and Anna (Schuette) Fihn was born on March 24, 1923 in Faribault. She married Alva O. "Al" Hallanger on May 2, 1945 in Faribault. He preceded her in death on December 13, 2009. Shirley was formerly employed by N. W. Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator and later at Wilson Center, Faribault. She was a member of the Lutheran Ladies Auxilary.
She is survived by three children, Chuck (and Roberta) of Peoria, AZ, Rick (and Kathy) Hallanger of Faribault and Kathy Hoffman of Faribault; two grandchildren, Dustin Hoffman and Aubrie Hallanger; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Al; a daughter in infancy; a son in law, Jim Hoffman; and a daughter in law, Carol Hallanger.
In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be directed to donorís choice.
Name: Mary Bauer
Date: Thursday March 17, 2011
I met Shirley Hallanger in 1977 the same year I met and became best friends with Kathy Hoffman back in 9th grade during lunchtime. We've been best friends for almost 34 years and going strong. The memories I have about Shirley is when I used to take my 2 kids and Kathy would take Dustin to Al and Shirley's house at the Lake for Halloween. Shirley liked seeing them in their costumes and giving them candy. One of my best memories is going to McDonald's on Saturdays with my daughter Melissa and sometimes my husband Jim to see Shirley and her husband Al for coffee. Shirley had to sit at a special table. She would always have an English muffin with butter, peanut butter and jelly. It would take her a half hour to get it together but she enjoyed it. Then sometimes she would have an ice cream cone. Shirley had a special person make it for her or get a yogurt parfait to take home for later. On Friday nights, Kathy would bring Shirley down to J & J Bowling Center (Faribault) to watch our bowling team bowl. She always had to have her coffee and her M & M's. She was a joy to have at bowling, always made us happy to have her there. On Sunday mornings, Kathy and I, sometimes my daughter Melissa would take Shirley to Country Kitchen (Faribault) for lunch, then she would have to for a half hour to enjoy her Arnold Palmer (half iced tea, half lemonade) then she would have to order her meal. I enjoyed sitting there and talking with Shirley about what I'm going to do that day. I will always miss the fun days and times we shared. Jim misses you also. You will be deeply missed. I will always love you.
Name: mike pirkl
Date: Thursday March 17, 2011
i will always remember going out to Roberts lake for Halloween to visit and get some candy. i remember her having to be at McDonald's for breakfast and they always sat in the booth closet to where you order and i remember her living at carriage circle here in Faribault Minnesota. I also remember Arnold the pig a stuffed pig she had. . she named it Arnold because the pig from green acres was named Arnold. we will miss you Shirley god bless.
Name: Melissa M. Bauer
Date: Tuesday March 15, 2011
I've known Shirley ever since I was born back in 1983. Shirley was always such a kindhearted lady. It's so sad to see her go, but now she is in Heaven with Grandpa Al and my Godfather Jim Hoffman. I remember visiting Grandma Shirley at Roberds Lake on Halloween to show her my costume and get some candy from her and Grandpa Al. I remember having morning breakfasts with her at McDonald's here in Faribault. We would sit and laugh and Shirley would always have to have an English muffin with her peanut butter and butter smothered on it and she'd always insist on having decaf coffee. When Grandma Shirley lived in the townhouse on Carriage Circle, my mother and I would go over there and sit with Grandma Shirley and her daughter (my godmother) Kathy Hoffman for a few hours talking and watching T.V. Grandma Shirley and I would look towards Heaven and sing to Grandpa Al Hallanger "You Are My Sunshine" which, by the way, is Grandpa Al and Grandma Shirley's song they always used to sing to each other. On Sunday mornings, my mother and I would go eat at Country Kitchen (in Faribault) with Grandma Shirley and her daughter Kathy. Grandma Shirley would always have to wait for about a half hour before ordering to enjoy her Arnold Palmer drink (an Arnold Palmer is half iced tea and half lemonade). Bowling on Friday nights won't be the same without Grandma Shirley there to be my good luck charm. I considered her to be the team mascot (I'm on a bowling league with Grandma Shirley's daughter and grandson Dustin). Grandma, Kathy will take care of Dustin for you. You need not worry! I have the Grandma sweatshirt that I gave you. Kathy gave it back to me. I'm going to keep to remember you by. I miss you dearly, Grandma. LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME WITHOUT YOU! My loving thoughts of you will always bring back happy memories of you. I love you, Grandma. I'm always gonna miss you. I'll see you in Heaven someday.
Name: Mark Lennon
Date: Friday March 11, 2011
Kathy and family, wow, was I shocked to see this! I am so sorry for you and your family. Your mother and father are now together. I'm sure they'll get together with my mom and dad for a few laughs! Bless you all in this difficult time.