Roger W. Halverson

Died: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018


9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

Celebration of Life

12:30 PM Sat., Dec. 01, 2018
Location: St. John's Lutheran Church

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Roger Wayne Halverson, age 80, went to be with the Lord on November 21, 2018 @ UW Hospital in Madison, WI surrounded by his loving family.
Roger was born on April 3, 1938 to Ralph and Josephine Halverson in LaCrosse, WI.  He grew up in Houston, MN.  After High School he enlisted in the army and was stationed at Fort Sill, OK.  On December 23, 1972 he was joined in marriage with the Love of his Life, Sharon (Hodgson) Halverson in Dubuque, IA.  They resided in Boscobel the rest of his life.  To that union came two Daughters, Jennifer & Rebecca.  They were his pride and joy.  He enjoyed watching them grow and mature into wonderful young ladies.  Roger worked in construction, at Allis Chalmers in LaCrosse, at Heilmann Brewery, and finally got the job he was so passionate about for the DNR.  He started out in Wildlife Management and was on several years of turkey trapping.  He also spent some time in the fisheries dept., then became the crew leader that was responsible for the lower Wisconsin Riverway from Prairie du Sac, WI to Prairie du Chien, WI.  He worked with Paul Brandt for numerous years as they were working on purchasing land for the Riverway project.  He took great pride in keeping the Riverway in its natural state and available for hunting, fishing, and trapping.  
Roger was an avid fisherman, hunter, and trapper his entire life.  We enjoyed many, many meals of the fish he caught over the years along with venison, wild turkey, pheasant, and grouse.  He, however, was the only one who could stomach the duck.  
He had lots of fishing and hunting buddies over the years and he treasured each and every one of them.  He instilled his love of fishing within his entire family.  For the last several years our family took several summer fishing vacations up north.  He truly loves his son-in-law’s and treasured the times they got to fish/hunt together.  He felt like they were the sons he never had.  He loved giving his opinion on what poles they should use or what bait was best for the particular location they were fishing.  
Roger began having chronic back pain about 3.5 years ago.  He certainly was a trooper and tried a multitude of medical treatments to relieve the pain so that he could fish again, but God had different plans.  He must have needed someone to teach people how to fish in heaven (the best part of that is that he is now pain free).  
Roger is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Sharon and two daughters, Jennifer (Pat) Hromadka & Rebecca (Brock) Siedlecki.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Ruth Hodgson, two brother-in-law’s, Glenn (Barb) Hodgson, Bill (Judy) Hodgson, two sister-in-law’s, Joyce (Bill) Watters, and Virginia (Fred) Base, three nephews and a niece, along with many cousins.  He is also survived by two very special little girls that brought great joy to his life, Kate and Kaci Gebhard.  
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Ralph and Josephine Halverson, his father-in-law, George Hodgson, his brother, Richard Halverson, and all of his Aunts and Uncles.  
A celebration of Roger’s life will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 with a visitation from 9:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. with the service to immediately follow. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Boscobel.   Pastor Peter Heide and Pastor Sandra Schieble to officiate. Military services will be conducted by the Blake-Semrad American Legion Post # 134, and the Gilbertson Pitzer Radley VFW Post#10393 both of Boscobel.  Online condolences can be sent to  the Kendall Funeral Service in Boscobel is assisting the family.

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Erin Raymond
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Jenn & Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I know that Roger is at peace and free from pain. May you be comforted by the memories you shared.

Deepest sympathies,

Tom Howard
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Roger worked for me for years, trapping turkeys and doing anything else I ever asked of him. I always felt badly for him because the state did not allow for full-time employment of “limited term employees” although many of them (and Roger was the BEST) were much better employees than a lot of the classified state workers. Roger and I caught many turkeys together and spent many happy hours in the Riverway, doing the things we both loved to do. Roger was one of my favorite people...I can still hear his infectious laugh! I regret that I will be out of the area on Dec 1....again, my condolences. He will be missed.

Craig and Jo Sommers
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
So sorry to hear about Roger, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sheri Yonash
   Posted Mon November 26, 2018
Sharon and girls, our sympathy and prayers to all of you. Hold those treasured memories close. God Bless. Sheri & Bryce

Renee Zimpel
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Mrs. Halverson & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy goes out to you & your family. God bless you.

   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Sharon and family,

Our sincere sympathies at the loss of your husband , best friend, and the loving father of your girls. May the love and memories you shared bring you all peace and comfort in the days ahead.

Suzette (Young) and Wayne Jenkins

Betty Bradley
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
My sympathy to you and all your family, Sharon. Betty L. Bradley

Connie Turner
   Posted Tue November 27, 2018
Sharon and girls, I am so deeply sorry for your loss.Girls, I believe that I was one of your fathers first neighbors in Boscobel and probably his first annoyance as I liked to visit your mother when i was a small child. My love, thoughts and prayers to all of you at this most difficult time. May God comfort you all. Connie

Grant and Shelly Williams
   Posted Wed November 28, 2018
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family. Grant and I always enjoyed visiting and listening to Roger's stories of when he worked with the DNR. He will be greatly missed by us.

Maureen Coleman
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of loss. Roger was a wonderful gift to the planet and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.
May you find comfort and strength in the love that surrounds you.
Maureen Coleman

Lacy D Hammell
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
Sharon, Jennifer, and Becky,
So very sorry to hear about for loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you during this very difficult time. May you find peace in knowing that he is no longer suffering.

Ethan Ott
   Posted Thu November 29, 2018
I was so saddened to hear of your loss. Roger was always such a friendly man with a bright smile and a twinkle in his eye. My deepest condolences to Sharon, Jennifer, Becky, and the rest of the Halverson family during this difficult time.

Diane Martin
   Posted Fri November 30, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Martin Family.

Sharon, Jennifer, Rebecca and families: Our sincerest sympathy at this sad time. We are keeping you close to our hearts and always in our prayers. Chris, Diane, Philip, Ryan & Corinn Martin

Nina Nelson
   Posted Thu December 06, 2018
Dear Sharol- My sympathy to you. May Bod bless you. With love, Nina Nelson

Juli Ferraro
   Posted Thu December 20, 2018
Just read of your husband's passing. Thinking of you during this difficult time.


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