Joe Halverson age 70 of Hudson died peacefully October 1st 2011 at Comforts of Home in Hudson, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. Joe was born on November 9, 1940 in New Richmond, Wisconsin; the son of Merlin and Odelie (Campeau) Halverson. He attended Riverdale Country School prior to graduating from New Richmond High School. He enlisted in the armed forces before being honorably discharged from the Navy. On October 15, 1960, he was united in marriage to Toni Anderson in Somerset. This union would be further blessed with two children; Vicki and David. Joe was a master of many trades. He worked for Norlake & United Refrigeration prior to working for then Sheriff Charlie Grant as a deputy and dispatcher. Joe was more known for his work as a gifted plumber as he owned and operated Clog Un – Boggler in Hudson for over twenty years. Joe loved the outdoors; pan fishing or deer hunting near Grantsburg. He also enjoyed tending to his vegetable gardens, cruises to the Caribbean with Toni; especially Puerto Plata, and watching a good old western on TV. He was an avid Green Bay Packer backer, loved a good game of 500, and trying his hand at horseshoes. Joe came from the old school, where you were only as good as your hand shake, and your handshake was your word. If you ever shook Joe’s hand, you got the point!
Joe will remain in the hearts of his wife and best friend Toni, children Vicki (John) Kolasa of Hudson, David Halverson of Minneapolis, grandchildren Jaci Kolasa, Amanda (Halverson) Heath, brother Mel Halverson of Florida, brothers/sisters-in-law Naomi (Ron) Willie of Rice Lake, Cheryl (Jim) McGlade of Hudson, and Scott (Kathy) Anderson of River Falls. He is preceded in death by his parents and nephew Jason Halverson.
Funeral service celebrating Joe’s life will be 5PM Tuesday October 4th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson. Burial will be in the Willow River Cemetery in Hudson. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Tuesday afternoon. Memorials preferred.