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Nada Halverson Jan. 19, 1922 - Dec. 1, 2017

December 3, 2017
Estherville News

Funeral services for Nada Halverson, 95, of Estherville, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at the Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Estherville with Pastor Doug Burton officiating. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery, Estherville. She died on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville.

Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m., Wednesday at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville and 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Nada Marie (Swartz) Halverson the daughter of Lawrence and Elsie (Packard) Swartz was born January 19, 1922 in rural Estherville, Iowa.

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The family moved to the farm near Maple Hill, Iowa, in 1927. She received her education and graduated from Maple Hill High School, graduating in 1938. Nada was valedictorian of her graduating class. She also won the spelling contest and represented Emmet County in Yankton, S.D., at radio station WNAX. She then attended Estherville Junior College and the Minneapolis School of Business. Following her graduation she worked for the Minneapolis School System and later as a secretary at Fort Snelling Hospital in Minneapolis. She moved back to Maple Hill following World War II and was employed as a secretary for Golden Sun Feeds in Estherville.

On May 28, 1948, she was united in marriage to Palmer Halverson in Jackson, Minn. To this union three children were born - Don, Jeanine and John. For hobbies, she enjoyed sewing, doing embroidery, playing piano, traveling, gardening, camping, quilting, crewel work, playing 500 and in her younger years she was active in 4-H. Most important was spending time with her grandchildren. In 2009, Nada moved to the Good Samaritan Society where she made her home until the time of her death.

She was a member of United Methodist Church, UMW and Circle, WSCS, DAR and she sang in the church choir.

Left to cherish Nada's memory are her daughter, Jeanine Halverson of Estherville; daughter-in-law, Barbara Halverson (Marion) Johnson; two grandchildren, Marjorie and Donald Halverson; brother, Albert (Carol) Swartz of Dolliver, Iowa; sister-in-law, Darlene Swartz and many nieces and nephews.

She has been preceded in death by her parents, husband; two sons, Don and John; and brother, Leonard.



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