ALVA "AL" HALLANGER
Alva O. ďAlĒ Hallanger, age 89, of Faribault, died Sunday, December 13, 2009 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
Funeral services will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 1:30 p.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 Sunday, December 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. and also at church for one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Alva Orlando, the son of Theodore and Engabre (Frithime) Hallanger, was born July 8, 1920 in Hudson, WI. He served in the Army during WWII. On May 2, 1945, he married Shirley Fihn in Faribault. He worked for Southern Minnesota Woodcraft, and retired from the Faribault Fire Department in 1972 after over twenty years service. He later worked part time at the Lavender Inn. Al was a member of VFW Post 1562, American Legion Post 43 and the Last Manís Club all of Faribault.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Faribault; three children, Charles (and Roberta) of Peoria, AZ, Rick (and Kathy) Hallanger of Faribault and Kathy (and Jim) Hoffman of Faribault; two grandchildren, Dustin Hoffman and Aubrie Hallanger; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a half-sister, Pearl Dahl.
Dad I miss you so much even thought I'm 1500 miles away in AZ.You were on my mind all the time wondering what you were building today.You taught me how to ride a bike.Help me buy my first car taught me to drive.You were there with advice when i first got married to Carol and you were there when she passed away. I know you suffered alot the last few years but you pushed on and now you are in a better place.I know I will see you someday. Love ya Dad Son Number 1
Hey Grandpa I miss you already I'm going to miss taking you to your appointments and what not I wish you could still be here and what not cause me and you were really close. I'll miss the times we hung out when mom was at work and you would pick me up and then we would go to McDonald's and you would buy me lunch and what not Ahh those were the days. But also too I'm kinda glad i didn't move down to Illinois because then I would never get to see you but also you would miss me a whole lot everybody is already missing you at least your with your mom neighbors Scooter and your World War 2 veterans but I will truly miss you the most we had just seen you and were trying to get you back home before you passed away it was really tough for mom and me to realize your gone. But, your in a better place now. I also Loved the stories you told me when i was little also seeing some of those pics of me when i was little and seeing you then in them i will never forget those memories that we shared. I love you grandpa and you will always be in my heart and I'll be strong for mom and grandma again I will always love you but also you will be in my heart. Love your Grandson Dustin
Hi Al. I will always remember coming out to see you for halloween. Thanks for the candy. I will also remember all the fun times we had at mcdonalds and how you only wanted a half a cup of coffee and how you loved your ice cream and parfait and how you were so cheerful and kind to everyone. Thanks for being a great friend you will be greatly missed and hope your looking down on us here on earth. You truthlly were a special guy to know and hope to see you when I get to heaven someday. You will never be forgotten from anyone. i also remember how you loved your old time radio. they were so cool. your good friend mike pirkl
Al "Grandpa", I knew you for 26 years of my life. You always treated me like a granddaughter even though I'm not your real granddaughter. I always enjoyed visiting you and Shirley "Grandma" at the lake for Halloween with my brother Mike Pirkl. My brother Mike Pirkl knew you for 24 years of his life. When I heard that the Lord called you home, I knew he wanted you to watch over your family and friends who loved and cared about you, and those who helped care for you. I'll miss getting the granola from the McDonald's Fruit and Yogurt Parafaits from you. Don't worry about Shirley "Grandma", Rick and Kathy and Dustin will take very good care of her. It's hard to see you go, but I know I'll see you someday. You used to say to your friends at McDonald's when they asked, "Al, how are you?" You said, "I'm up and around. That's half the battle!" You were always so kind and always happy. Thanks for being a part of my life and I'm REALLY going to miss you.....A LOT! BYE GRANDPA, SEE YOU IN HEAVEN SOMEDAY! Love your granddaughter, Melissa M. Bauer
Al "Dad", I'm glad to know you for 32 years of my life when I met your daughter, my best friend Kathy in 1977 (9th grade). We had lots of good times coming to your house at the lake with my kids Melissa and Mike for Halloween. We had many good times at McDonald's, when you shared your wisdom with our friends. Will miss having coffee with you on Friday and Saturday mornings at McDonald's. Knowing how you liked your ice cream cones and parfaits. You will be very deeply missed and will miss your smiling face. Someday when we meet again, maybe we can get together for coffee but for now you will always be remembered in my heart. Jim will miss your witty sense of humor. Thanks for being you. Love, Mary and Jim Bauer
my memories of al were getting together at McDonalds for coffe or for breakfest. And him sharing stories about the past of Faribault and beyond and always coming back for more of the history of the city of faribault has. He always had a great sense of humor. my heart goes out to the family and al will be sorly missed.
Dad, I love you with all my heart. I knew someday the time would come to say "Good-bye" I just wanted to keep you a little longer. But God has you now in a better place. Thanks for all the times you watched Dustin. When he wanted to come home you'd sit here a couple of hours. I'm glad I could be your Chauffeur this last year the trips to McDonald's will always be great memories. Will all see you again someday but for now you'll always be in my heart. Love your Daughter, Kathy
We were sorry to read of Als death. We enjoyed being his neighbor on Carriage Circle when we lived there.
Shirley and family, I am so sorry to hear about Al. Shirley, you and Al always held a special place in my parents hearts. May you all be blessed during this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, Mark Lennon and Family Naples, Florida
Dad, thanks for being you! You were always there for us... and made sure we got the help we needed. You made the best hashbrowns I ever had, and knew how to give me my shots before I did them myself. I could always count on you for a ride, when it was needed. I miss you, but am happy that you don't have to suffer with bad lungs anymore. I just wish I could have said more often what you meant to me... "Son number 2"