Kenneth R. Halverson, age 78, of Weyauwega, went to his heavenly home, surrounded by his family, on Thursday, November 17, 2016, at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King. He was born on July 3, 1938, son of the late Rexford and Anne (Chuchel) Halverson. On September 12, 1964, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Stelzner at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega. Kenny proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, serving on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Randolph. Kenny worked at Neenah Foundry for a number of years and then became a Journeyman Plumber working for Waupaca Foundry and then retiring from Hillshire Farms in New London. He was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting, snowmobiling, sturgeon spearing, camping, he also was a big Packer fan. Kenny took great pride in his family, he especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega.
He is survived by his wife Carolyn; children: Lynda Anne Halverson, Amy (Jeff) Husnick, Paula (Ed) Smith, Sara (Bruce) Pluim; grandchildren: Ashley (Casey) Reilley, Brittany Mielke, Adam Ruelle, Zach Mielke, John Ruelle, Aysia Ruelle, Alix Wigglesworth, Abby Wigglesworth, Chris Young; great-grandchildren: Jaxon and Beckett Reilley, Myles Ruelle; brother David Halverson; brother-in-law Bryan Stelzner; sister-in-law Sharon Stelzner; also numerous nieces and nephews; step-grandchildren: Rochelle Smith, Devin Smith, Brianna and Riley Pluim; step-great-grandchildren: Elena Hoffman, Gage Smith and Veira Smith; foster grandchildren: Shelly Berndt, Jeremy (Andrea) Tolle, Jeanne (Pat) Peterson and daughter Evelyn, Johnny Christenson and Chris Evans, and numerous other foster grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by step mothers Martha Halverson and Roena Halverson; father and mother-in-law Walter and Edna Stelzner and brother-in-law Nolan Stelzner.
The Christian Funeral for Kenny will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Peter Ev. Lutheran Church in Weyauwega with Rev. Dennis Lemke and Rev. Newlin Schafer officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Weyauwega. A visitation for Kenny will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at the Cline-Hanson-Dahlke Funeral Home in Weyauwega and on Monday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
When we leave this world, how much we have loved will be our legacy! It is the only thing we will leave and carry with us!