A celebration of David’s life, with full military honors, will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, March 18th, at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Ethan Davis officiating.
Visitation will be in the funeral home that morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.
For those wishing to watch the service via livestream, you may click on the this link at 10:30 a.m. https://youtube.com/live/zk9AGoxsI40?feature=share
- Due to music licensing, songs played during the service may be muted on the livestream and recording. We are sorry for this inconvenience.
David C. Halverson, 79, of Racine, passed away at AccentCare-Oak Creek, on Thursday, March 9, 2023. He was born in Superior, WI on May 21, 1943, the son of the late Clayton S. and Elsie E. (nee: Joiner) Halverson.
David served his country with the U.S. Army in Germany. In Superior Wisconsin, in Calvary Baptist Church, he was united in marriage on July 6, 1968, to Edith Van Alstine.
He had been employed by S.C. Johnson for over 34 years until retiring. He was a member of the S.C. Johnson 20 Year Club, the JMBA, the Sturtevant Schafkopf Club and enjoyed golfing and a nightly Cribbage challenge with his wife, Edi. David was a longtime volunteer driver for Meals On Wheels. His dream hobby was automotive restoration of a 1959 Pontiac Chieftain and a 1949 Chevy P.U. Quarter Ton.
Surviving are his loving wife, Edith; their children, Leayn (Paul)Tabili, and Debra (Charles) Boedecker, all of Racine; grandchildren, Bailey Shantry, Maxwell Shantry, and James Boedecker; brother, Bruce (Roberta) Halverson, of Burnsville, MN; sister, Jennifer (Bruce) Rhode, of Farmington, MN; his nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends also survive him. In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by their daughter, Angela Joy Halverson and his sister, Susan Mann.
The family extends a special thank you to the wonderful staff at AccentCare Hospice, Oak Creek, who provided gentle care for David in his final days and also to the staff at Ascension All Saints in Racine for their care of David in his time of need over these past months.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be directed to local charities.
Eleanore Jones says
Edi and family, so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed David’s beautiful smile when I would stop over. Always remember the fun times.
Laura Tabili says
Such a kind man. I grieve for you all.
Marsha CONNET says
Please accept my most sincere sympathy, Leayn and family. I know what a difficult time this is, so am sending many hugs.
Ellen Olsen says
What a wonderful picture!
I grew up with “Mr. Halverson & Mrs. Halverson” as my family’s next-door neighbors for over 45 years. As my friends’ dad, I knew Mr. Halverson as a DO-er. Over the years, I saw him in the garage investing hours on his motorcycle & classic cars, home upkeep & DIY projects, and the snowblowers he wore out while taking care of our neighbors’ sidewalks.
My sister and I were stair-stepped with the Halverson girls: Leayn, Debra, and Angela Joy. We spent countless playtime hours together with Barbies, Tree Tots, and the Sunshine Family. We roller skated to 45s in your basement (Boogie Fever!), dived for rings in your backyard pool, and sweated profusely over card games in your pop-up camper.
What I didn’t fully grasp as a child was that, even as you, David & Edi, cared for us as children, you were also part of a strong parents’ network of Kinzie-connected neighbors who cared for and supported one another in parenting. How much am I also your child?
Please accept my gratitude and all my love – past, present and future!
Your neighbor girl,
My heart goes out to all of David’s loved ones.
Barbara Mehalic says
I’m sorry to hear of Dave’s passing, I feel blessed to have known him. The Galveston family is in my thoughts and prayers.