Elmer Johann Halseth

Elmer Johann Halseth

Madison, Lake County, South Dakota, USA
Death 6 Feb 1992 (aged 94)
Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot WATAHA_3_9_1
Memorial ID 74760008 · View Source
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Rock Springs Daily Rocket Miner, Feb 15, 1992

A Mass of Christian burial for Elmer Johann Halseth was celebrated Tuesday, Feb. 11, 1992 at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church. Father Charles Taylor of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church officiated.

A vigil service with rosary was celebrated Monday, Feb. 10, at the Vase Funeral Chapel. Interment was in the Paul J. Wataha Memorial Park with military graveside services by the American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24.

Pallbearers were Hal Ravenholt, Frank Kovach, David Halseth, Mike Knox and Dennis Zadra.

Halseth, 94, of 506 2nd St., Rock Springs, died at 11:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 6, 1992 at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River where he had been a patient since Jan. 30.

A resident of Rock Springs since 1926, Halseth had been in ill health the past few months. He was born in Madison, S.D., Nov. 26, 1897, the son of the late Andrew and Olina Holvick Halseth. He attended schools in Madison and was a graduate of high school there. He attended St. Olaf College in Minnesota and was a graduate of the Eastern State Normal School in Madison in 1924 where he received a B.S. degree in science, English, and music. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I. Halseth taught history and science at Rock Springs High School for many years and was the state Teacher of the Year in 1967. He served as a state senator from 1963 to 1970 and was the state president of the Department of Transportation from 1961 to 1965. Halseth was instrumental in the development of the Sweetwater County Fine Arts Center and was made a director in September of 1966. He was an active member of the American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24, where he served as chaplain for many years.

He was also a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church and the Young at Heart Senior Citizens Center.

He married the former Ann Laibly in Rapid City, S.D., on Aug. 25, 1930 and she preceded him in death on March 4, 1976. Halseth was also instrumental in the adoption and use of the flags flown on Memorial Day at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Lynn Halseth of Benicia, Calif.; four grandchildren, David Halseth of San Francisco, Catherine Halseth and Cynthia Know both of Denver, and Christin Halseth of Hungington, W.V.; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Halseth was preceded in death by two sons, John Andrew Halseth who died in infancy on Jan. 21, 1934 and Dr. William L. Halseth who died on Oct. 28, 1991.




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