Malcolm Allen Halvorson

Aug. 29, 1926-Nov. 29, 2017

Malcolm Allen Halvor-

son, passed away on No-

vember 29, 2017, at San-

ford Health, Bismarck,

North Dakota, surrounded

by his family who loved

him so very much. Mal-

colm was born August 29,

1926, the first of six chil-

dren. He was born to

Gerhard and Ella (Anseth)

Halvorson in the Good

Samaritan Hospital in

Rugby, North Dakota. He

was baptized and con-

firmed in the Lutheran

faith. His grade school

years were in the Brazil

school district, and he

graduated from Rugby

High School in 1943.

He enlisted in the Navy

in 1944 and served in the

CBs in the South Pacific

until he was honorably

discharged in July 1946.

He graduated from

Wahpeton School of Sci-

ence and worked as an

electrician in Harvey and

Cando. In 1951, he re-

turned to the family farm

due to his father’s health


On June 27, 1953, he

married Alice Lorraine

Humble at the Wolford

Lutheran Church. They

farmed and had a dairy

herd until 1984 when

their son Jeffery and

daughter-in-law JoClaire

became 3rd generation

farmers. Malcolm held

township offices and

served a three year term

on the Baker Electric

Board in Cando. During

this time, the family was

members of Bethel Luth-

eran Church and later

First Lutheran Church in


In September 1984,

they moved to Rugby and

Malcolm continued to

help Jeffery on the farm.

In 1988, Malcolm and Al-

ice moved to Rice Lake,

south of Minot and were

employed by the Farstad

family. While at Rice

Lake, Malcolm designed

and built 13 life-like elk

from metal. They can still

be seen today on Elk

Ridge located near the

Homesteader’s Restaurant

in Minot. They continued

to work for Farstads at

Rice Lake and Minot until

March 2011. They moved

to Edgewood Vista retire-

ment home in Bismarck in

March 2011.

Malcolm was a typical

farmer during the 50, 60

and 70’s. He was able to

repair machinery, build

buildings and design a

plan as they remodeled

their farm home in early

1970. He also built a

home for his parents in

1955 in Rugby. He en-

joyed helping his neigh-

bors. He enjoyed playing

pinochle, attending

dances and family reun-


Survivors: wife, Alice

of 64 years, son Douglas

(Dalene), son Jeffery

(JoClaire), daughter Lori

(Tim Schirado).

Grandchildren: Adrienne

(Bradley Wentling), chil-

dren, Cole, Alice and Emi-

lia of Omaha, Nebraska,

Staci (Barrett Berube),

children, Sienna and

Alexia, Washburn, Tyler

(Sara Volk), children

Talan and Kasen, rural

Rugby, Joshua (Shannon

Swanson), children Vera

Jo and Ayla June, Dickin-

son, Christopher Schirado

(Lynsey Westrum), chil-

dren Kylan and Ian,

Bismarck, Cory (special

friend Katherine Andrus)

Menoken. Sister-in-law,

Julianne Halvorson

(Gerald-deceased), sister

Doris Ann and husband

James Mason,

sister-in-law Eunice John-

son (Howard-deceased),

brother-in-law Leon and

Carole Humble, many

nieces, nephews, cousins

and friends.

Proceeded in death:

parents, brothers Gerald

and Orris (Irene) and sis-

ters, Donna (John) Olson,

Dalys (Bryan) Harper, un-

cles, aunts and many


Arrangements have

been made with Eastgate

Funeral Home, Bismarck,

ND. Cremation has taken


Services will be held:

on Saturday, December 9,

2017 at 11:00 at First

Lutheran Church, located

at 202 4th Street SE, Rug-

by, North Dakota.

Memorials: can be sent

to Bethel Lutheran

Cemetery Fund and First

Lutheran Church in Rug-

by, North Dakota.

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