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Edward L. Hall

Edward L. Hall, age 84, passed away in Arizona on April 6, 2010. He was born on September 7, 1925 to Charles & Frances (Koeck) Hall at St. Lawrence, South Dakota. He attended rural schools and graduated from St. Lawrence High School in 1943. He served in the US Army from September 1946 to February 1948 in the Philippines. He was active in the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity while a student at the University of South Dakota and graduated from the Business School in 1952. Ed was united in marriage with Nancy A. Small on June 30, 1952 in Mitchell, SD. He was employed in sales by the Caterpillar Tractor dealerships in Sioux Falls SD from 1952 until his retirement in 1992. Ed was a member of St. Michael's Church, 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, American Legion, the VFW, and Westward Ho Country Club. He enjoyed playing bridge, golf, and Mah Jongg, and was a faithful booster of all his favorite athletic teams. He made an effort to interact with anyone he came in contact with throughout his life, and made special efforts to visit old friends and anyone suffering with illness. He was a proud lifelong Blood Bank Donor and was a dedicated and often published letter writer to the Editor of the Argus-Leader newspaper. Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Nancy, his sons, Tom, Los Angeles CA, Joe, Denver CO, Dave (Susan), Fridley MN, and his daughters, Patty (Dwight) McElhaney, Sandy, both of Sioux Falls, and Barbara (Mike) Herzog, Forest Lake MN, 9 grandchildren, brothers, Bob (Helen), New Underwood SD, Chuck, Madison, SD, sisters, Rosemary Gewinner, Omaha NE, Collene Vining, Albuquerque, NM, brother-in-law, Harvey Malon, and many nieces and nephews. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and stepmother, Ida Hall., his brother J.B. (Joseph Bernard killed during WWII), his sisters, Loretta Malon and Florence Rafter, and brothers-in-law, Mike Rafter, William Gewinner, and Bob Vining. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the O'Gorman High School Building Fund or the University of South Dakota Foundation. Visitation will be Monday, 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, 10:30 AM at St. Michael Parish. Burial will be at a later date because Ed donated his remains to the USD Medical School.

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