Eldridge "Bud" Hallanger, age 85 of Cannon Falls, died on Tuesday morning, September 19, 2017 at DaVita Dialysis in Northfield, MN.
Eldridge Urban Hallanger was born at home in Warsaw Township, MN on July 26, 1932, the son of Adolph and Martha (Urevig) Hallanger. He grew up a proud Norwegian in the Kenyon area. He served with the U.S. Army as a medic during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged in 1955. He was a life member of the Kenyon VFW Post #141.
Bud married Darlene J. Drometer on July 22, 1961 at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. He worked for Hauenstein & Burmester as a carpenter for 35 years, and was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Local Union #37.
Bud loved to travel. He visited many European countries while serving in the military, and Saudi Arabia for work. He especially loved traveling out west with his family, camping every summer. He enjoyed farming, scroll sawing, and keeping his vehicles in top shape. He also loved history, music, and playing the accordion and later the concertina. A man with a good sense of humor and a sentimental side, he was loved by his family.
He will be greatly missed by his wife of 56 years, Darlene; his “girls”, Darcy (Jim) Schwartz of Bellvue, NE and Diane (Nate) Wood of Lake Elmo; seven grandchildren, Christina (Darrell), Megan (Wilbur), Mattlin and Zachary Schwartz of Bellvue, NE, Jordan and Jacob Berglund of Stillwater, and Allison Wood of Woodbury; sister, Bonnie (Sid) Strand of Hudson, WI; brother-in-law, Gordon Anderson of Kenyon; sister-in-law, Burdelle Hallanger of Cannon Falls; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mildred “Millie” Marlow-Nelson, Delores Zimmerman, and LuAnn Anderson; and brothers, Eugene and Ordean “Ole” Hallanger.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 23 at 11:00 am, with visitation from 9-11 am, at St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. A military honors farewell will follow at church. Interment with military honors will be on Monday, September 25 at 1:15 p.m., Assembly Area #5 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Memorials are preferred to St. Ansgar's Lutheran Church or donor's choice.