Halvor M. Egede, 87, of Hampton, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, 14 September 2021, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, September 25, 2021, at St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Hampton. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the church on Saturday. Burial will take place in the St. Peter's Cemetery in rural Coulter.
Halvor Miller Egede was born in Lutheran Hospital in Hampton, Iowa on 16 July 1934. He was the son of Hans and Ida (Miller) Egede. They lived on a farm outside of Hampton across the street from Ida's girlhood home of Peter Miller's farm. Halvor was confirmed and baptized at St. John's Lutheran Church. St. John's Lutheran Church became an important part of Halvor's life where he served in every position asked (and then, some positions multiple times!). In later years, he attended Nazareth Lutheran Church as well as St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hampton.
Halvor attended country school in Franklin Township and then graduated from Hampton High School. He, then, attended Grandview College. In 1954, he graduated with a degree in Agriculture. In 1955 he served his country in the U.S. Army as a forward artillery scout. After his education and service, he settled into partnering with his dad, Hans, as a farmer on his boyhood farm. Together, they purchased more acreage to support the two families.
Halvor was married to Elaine on August 26, 1967, at the Nazareth Lutheran Church in Coulter. Halvor and Elaine then moved to the farm where they lived after they were married. Halvor and Elaine were partners in their farming operations. They had a farm that featured animals, large gardens with flower beds, and plentiful field harvests. Many happy summer days were spent by their nieces and nephews helping on that farm. They both enjoyed the farm work as well as sharing it with their family.
Halvor Egede was preceded in death by his sweetheart Elaine R. (Petersen) Egede, his parents, Ida Miller Egede and Hans Pedersen Egede, Robert Hedlund, his brother-in-law and his niece Joanne Haupt.
He is survived by his sister, Solvejg Hedlund of Phoenix, Arizona. Nieces Christina Hedlund, Sharon Ross and her husband David, and nephews Paul Hedlund and his wife Sheryl, Eric Hedlund and his wife Julie, and Martin Hedlund and his wife Ellen survive him as well. Many friends, family, and neighbors enjoyed Halvor's rich approach to life.
Memorials may be directed to St. John's Lutheran Church.
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