Roy Edwin Halverson was born June 29, 1937 in Moorhead, Minn.to Edwin and Hannah (Olson) Halverson. Roy graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1955 and went on to serve his country in the US Army. On July 29, 1961 he was united in marriage to Joan Welch and they were blessed with three children, Richard, Bill and Lisa. Roy was a Minneapolis Firefighter for 36 years and became a Deputy Fire Chief. He was an avid fisherman and also loved traveling with Joan in their motorhome to visit family and friends. They have made their home in Isanti since 1972. Roy was also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Francis and served as a Trustee.
Roy is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Joan; two sons, Richard (Julie) Halverson of St. Michael, Bill (Trish) Halverson of San Diego; one daughter, Lisa (Norm) Narloch of St. Francis; two sisters, Beatrice Blegen of Mora, Ruth (John) Braith of Fort Smith, Ark.; five grandchildren, Megan (Jason), Acacia, Emily, Roy and Carli; One great granddaughter Addison; mother-in-law, June Welch of St. Francis; and by many other relatives and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jennifer.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Vaughan officiating. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday and also from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, also at the church. Carolyn Hemphill will serve as organist and Minneapolis firefighters will serve as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers. Interment will be in West Oak Grove Cemetery.