GERALD HALLBECK

g-hallbeck-web.jpgGerald 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.

7 guestbook entries for GERALD HALLBECK

  1. WILLIAM HALLBECK September 10, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    ONE OF THE GREATEST MEN I HAVE EVER KNOWN. HE WAS MY UNCLE BUT HE WAS MORE LIKE A FATHER TO ME AS FAR BACK AS MEMORY WILL REACH.

  2. Debbie Varnado September 13, 2009 at 3:47 pm #

    Jerry was very fond of telling of how I was a baby and he and Garfield would walk me to the store.

    I was also flower girl at the wedding of Jerry and Sue. I am also proud of being the wife of Jerry’s best friend Bob. I can only say I treasure every moment together and I feel broken. That feeling will hopefully pass but Uncle Jerry will always be with me.

    AAAAYYYYYY! You, who really know Jerry will know about that last comment.

    Love you honey, and I’ll see you on the other side.

    Debbie

  3. Debbie Varnado September 13, 2009 at 4:08 pm #

    Jerry was very fond of telling of how I was a baby and he and Garfield would walk me to the store.

    I was also flower girl at the wedding of Jerry and Sue. I am also proud of being the wife of Jerry’s best friend Bob. And on our journey I found my best friend in My Girl Nita.

    I can only say I treasure every moment together and I feel broken. That feeling will hopefully pass but Uncle Jerry will always be with me.

    AAAAYYYYYY! You, who really know Jerry will know about that last comment.

    Love you honey, and I’ll see you on the other side.

    Debbie

  4. Monty J. Southerland September 13, 2009 at 4:53 pm #

    Anita, I am very sorry for your loss. I was notified
    of Jerrys` passing this Sunday. I am sorry that I cannot make it out there. Please give the family my sincere condolances. An old friend of the Hallbeck family. MONTY

  5. Marsha Christensen September 14, 2009 at 9:44 am #

    Anita and family my prayers and thoughts are with you all, in your time of grief. Marsha

  6. Lorre Behl September 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm #

    I was so sad to hear about Jerry’s passing. I worked with him, Sue, Anita,and Gloria Jean, at Flour City for many years.Wow what memories came back to me. We had so much fun at the Hexagon Bar, Stardust Lanes, and the Hallbeck backyard. My parayers are with all of you at this tough time. Remember all the good times to ease your pains.
    Always
    Lorre Behl

  7. September Yoki-Stratton October 20, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    To the family of Gerald Hallbeck,

    I didn’t know Gerald, but my grandmother was his sister, Geraldine. I am sorry for your loss.

    September

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