Barbara A. Halvorson


1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 2023
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 2023
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Barbara A. Halvorson, age 87, of Hudson, WI, passed away on January 14, 2023 at St. Croix Health & Rehab Center in New Richmond.


Barb was born on August 2, 1935 in Rice Lake, WI to Melvin and Merlyn (Reiten) Stenseth. She grew up in Rice Lake, and it was there that she met, Lawrence “Larry” Halvorson. They were married on January 16, 1954. They were blessed with one son, Don.


Barb loved numbers, and for much of her career she served as bookkeeper, office accountant, and CPA at various companies including: Burkhardt Co-op, Century Power, and Midas. In her free time, she loved being outdoors hunting, gardening, and snowmobiling. In their younger years, her and Larry enjoyed dancing and traveling the world together.


She is survived by her son, Don (Pat) Halvorson; granddaughters, Kristy and Melissa Halvorson; great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Josie Waldroff; siblings: Marian (Don) Nichols, Karen (Dave) Johnson, Gary Stenseth, Mike (Karin) Stenseth, Mark (Lisa) Stenseth, Russell (Jodi) Johnson, Julene (Bob) Logterman, Charlene Johnson, Roxanne (JP) Theobald, and Rhonda Sutton; sister-in-law, Edryll Stenseth; and many nieces and nephews.


She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry; parents; great-granddaughter, baby Waldroff; and siblings: Jim, Carol, Diane, and Dick.


A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson with a visitation held one hour prior to the service. Interment will take place in the spring at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery in Spooner, WI.


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3 Responses

  1. Don,Pat,and girls,
    Our condolences.
    Sending virtual hugs.

    Memories of Barb include admiring how tall she was and how she could keep all those guys at the Co-op in line. One of the last times I saw your mom and dad was at the Truck Stop where your dad said Barb had to come and get a good old milk shake. Barb just laughed and said that’s right.

    May the many shared memories lift you in the days to come.

  2. Deepest sympathies in the lost of Barb. We didn’t know her well, but when we did see her in the neighborhood we enjoyed our conversations. She was a lovely lady who will be missed. Condolences to her family.

  3. I have treasured memories of spending time at Barb and Larry’s house and their cabin when I was younger. And many memories of conversations with Barb and Larry at holidays and family gatherings and latter at mother’s house in town. Barb was a strong woman and a great fit to be the first born of this wonderful family. So sorry I was unable to attend today. Know that my heart and spirit is there. God bless Don and Pat and all of Barb’s grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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