Julianne Halvorson

Dec. 15, 1933-Nov. 13, 2020

Julianne Halvorson, 86

of Rugby, died Friday, No-

vember 13, 2020 at the

Haaland Home in Rugby.

She was born on De-

cember 15, 1933 to Jack

and Amelia (Schiff)


Julianne was raised on

the farm south of Rugby,

where she attended rural

school and graduated

from Rugby High School.

She attended Minot State

College summer school

and taught rural school

for two years. She was

united in marriage to

Gerald Halvorson on July

19, 1954. The couple

made their home in Rug-

by. In 1969, she went to

work for Jacobson’s

Department Store and

after that Johnson’s

Department Store until

1980. The coupled moved

to Lake Metigoshe in

1990, where they built a

retirement home and en-

joyed many years. In

2004, they returned to

Rugby to live. They took

many trips and enjoyed

their traveling. She loved

walking outdoors daily

weather permitting, cro-

cheting for others or just

for fun and loved being

with her grandchildren

whenever she could. She

was a member of the Little

Flower Catholic Church,

Christian Mothers, the

Rugby Eagles and the

American Legion Auxili-


Julianne is survived by

her two sons, Larry (Pat)

of Minot and Rob (Sherry)

of Rugby; daughter, Deb-

bie (Kent) Sussex of

Keshena, Wisconsin;

grandchildren, Dana Hal-

vorson, Danielle Halvor-

son, Craig (Tarah) Mad-

sen, Michele (Mike)

McGee, Ryan (Kaysie)

Sussex, Kimberly (Jamie)

Nelis, Bryant (Mary) Hal-

vorson, Chelsea Halvor-

son and Kyle Halvorson;

great grandchildren,

Aiden & Nolan Madsen,

Callista & Lilia Keller,

Sioux McGee, Rhett, Ada

& Maris Sussex and

Simon Nelis; sisters, Ber-

nice Kirchofner, Caroline

Bickler, Helen Kremer, all

of Rugby and Evelyn

(Tim) Blessum of Minot;

brother, Howard

Duchscher of Rugby; sis-

ter- in-law Mary Duchsch-er of Rugby; and

numerous nieces and

nephews. She was pre-

ceded in death by her

husband, Gerald; twin

brother, James Duchscher;

brothers-in-laws, Wendell

Bickler, John Kirchofner,

and Phil Kramer;

sister-in-law Liz Duchsh-

er; and her parents.

Mass of Christian Buri-

al will be held at 2:00

p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25

at Little Flower Catholic

Church with burial in the

church cemetery. Father

Anthony Cruz, Celebrant.

Due to Covid-19 restric-tions please follow the

guidelines of facial cover-

ings, social distancing,

hand hygiene and staying

at home if not well. Seat-

ing will be limited and


Visitation will be from

5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday with

a rosary and vigil service

beginning at 7 p.m. at the

Anderson Funeral Home,


Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry: