Gerald Hallbeck died at his home on Wednesday, September 9, 2009. He was 60 years old.
Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 AM on Monday, September 14th at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Monday.
Gerald Wayne Hallbeck was born on May 22, 1949 in Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Minnesota to Theodore and Eleanor (Manthe) Hallbeck. He grew up spending time and living between Onamia and Minneapolis, and attended South High School in Minneapolis through the 11th grade. After high school he married Susan Kent. To this union two children were born. Jerry and Sue remained in Minneapolis to raise their family until 1989 when Sue passed away due to an auto accident. Jerry met his present wife, Anita Parker, in 1973 and they were friends for many years. They married in 1991 and resided in Minneapolis with his two children and her two children. He worked for 25 years at Flour City Architectural Metals. Tragically his son Kent passed away in 1993.
Jerry and his brother Ted bought land on Ann Lake in 1980 where family and friends spent many weekends and vacations. Eventually, in 1997, Jerry and Anita moved there permanently. At that time Jerry enjoyed working for Reliant Engineering until he was forced to retire in 2001 due to CHF. He then put his energy into planning his home and loved sitting out on the deck.
Jerry’s hobbies included fishing, football, planning parties for the games, growing tomatoes, canning them, cooking, snowmobiling, and having a few beers with family and friends.
He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Susan; son Kent; sisters Gail and Geraldine; brothers Frankie, Theodore and Doug.
He is survived by his wife Anita of Mora; daughter Kristine Hallbeck of Minneapolis; step-sons Wayne Fenney Jr. of Albert Lea, MN and Mark Fenney of Mora; grandchildren KayLa, JaLyn, Hayden and Wyatt Lee; brother Jack (Elaine) Hallbeck of Aitkin; sisters Irene Schaefers of Sheboygan, WI and Maxine Hallbeck of Grand Junction, CO; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.