Walter Hall, 1940-2016

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A memorial service for Walter D. Hall will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service chapel. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and again one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Walter passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at St. John’s Lutheran Community. He was 75.

Walter Dale Hall was born Nov. 17, 1940, to James and Ella (Pitzner) Hall in Albert Lea. He grew up in Albert Lea and was a resident of the area his entire life. Walter began work at an early age, doing anything he could to help provide for his family. On March 6, 1960, he was united in marriage to Patricia (Simonson) at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The couple was blessed with three sons.

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Walter worked as an over the road trucker. His last job he was contracted through  was Pro Trucking, and he worked there until his retirement at the age of 62. Following his retirement, you could find Walter having morning coffee with his buddies, going on road trips with his friends to look at old cars and tractors, or find him in his garage, gazing at traffic going by his home. He could be described as a hardworking, strong-willed man who always provided for his family. He was strong in stature and appearance, but all you had to do was ask him, and he would say “I’m a really nice guy!” which he was.

Walter Hall

Walter Hall

He is preceded in death by parents James (Ella) Hall; mother-and father in-law Elmer (Marie) Simonson; brothers Alvin (Patricia) Hall and Arnold Hall; and a brother in-law, David Oquist.

He leaves behind his wife of 56 years, Patricia; children Bradley Hall, Andrew (Laura) Hall, Terry (Jodi Eckhardt) Hall and Spike Bauers; grandchildren Angela, Daniel, Tyler, Cody, Jacob, Mckenzie, Justin, Samantha, Joey, Tia and Trevor; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Oquist; brothers and sisters in-law Donna Hall, Eugene Simonson, Yvonne (Dean) Kauffman, Carolyn (Dexter) Blood, Jerry Simonson and Larry Simonson; close friends Norm Larson, Junior DeRaad and Terry “Barney” Bendickson; as well as many other loving relatives and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic Home Health and Hospice, First Lutheran Church or St. John’s Lutheran Community.