Glenn Halverson

Glenn Russell Halverson, 91, Mahtowa, passed away unexpectedly in his home Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

Glenn was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Austin, Minn., to Louis and Mathilda (Gunderson) Halverson.

When he was at the age of 12, his family moved to the McGregor area, where he graduated from the McGregor High School in 1942. On Sept. 29, 1945, he married Betty Rice. They farmed until 1951, when they moved to the San Fernando Valley in California where Glenn worked as foreman for the Manfull Dairy. In 1960, he moved to Oregon and managed another dairy there.

In 1961, Glenn moved his family back to Minnesota to a farm in the Mahtowa area and worked for Anderson Dairy. In the late ’60s to early ’70s, he and his wife, Betty, ran the Mahtowa Market. He went to work at Potlatch in Cloquet in 1966 and retired from the mill after 23 years.  Glenn was a very hard-working family man and was always there to help others.

Glenn and Betty enjoyed a long retirement traveling in their motor home to Alaska and various other trips around the country. They enjoyed fishing trips and wintering in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas. He loved visiting with family and friends and playing dominoes. Glenn will be sadly missed.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Lorraine Halverson, Ruth Tast and Marjorie Hawks.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Betty; children, Cheryl Kalm (Lee Miller), Mahtowa; Gary (Marlene) Halverson, Mahtowa; and Caryl (Tom) Autio, Cloquet; grandsons, Bryan (Tara) Kalm, Mahtowa; Jeremy (Debbie) Halverson, Atkinson; Jonathan Halverson, Sr., Mahtowa; Drew Autio, Superior, Wis.; and Jared Autio, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and nine great-grandchildren.

A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date.