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08/15/2012 - Donald L Hallsted

Memorial Services for Donald L Hallsted of Lewellen, NE will be Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 11:00 AM MST at the FirstBaptistChurch in Ogallala, NE with Curtis Tschetter officiating.
Burial will follow at a later date, and will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, NE.
Donations to Huntington's Korea or Donor's Choice.
Donald L Hallsted of Lewellen, NE passed away August 10, 2012.
Don was born at home at Chadron, Nebraska, March 28, 1930, to Levi and Minnie Wovington Hallsted. His father Levi died six months before Don’s birth.
Don attended school in Chadron dropping out to work before completing high school.
On April 16, 1948 he married Shirley Jean Tvrz. Their children were Billy Breen in 1958 and Larry Gene in 1960 and daughter Judy Ann joined the family in March of 1963.
Don joined the Navy in 1951 serving two rotations in the western Pacific on the USS Dixie AD14 and the USS Gerke DD783. He was injured onboard the Dixie and spent over a year in BalboaNavyHospital. He was discharged at the end of November 1955.
Don drove trucks for many different companies, but spent most of his working life owning and managing moving companies Allied and Mayflower van lines. After retiring he drove a bus for Wades Bus Co and a fuel tanker for Bosselman’s Truck Co.
Don married Myrna Dancer Husmann on April 30, 1988. In 1992 they sold the moving company and moved to Lewellen, Ne. In 2001 they purchased a second home in Quartzsite, AZ, and spent winters there for the next ten years.
Don was a member of the FirstBaptistChurch in Ogallala, American Legion, Life member Veterans of Foreign Wars, Charter Life Member Disabled American Veterans, past member of the Dawes Court of Honor, one of the founders of the Nebraska Veterans Legislative Council, member of the BPOE National Foundation.
Immediate Survivors:
Wife: Myrna
Daughter: Judy (Carl) Gall of Morrill, NE
Stepdaughters: Chris (Doug) Fastenau of Sutherland, NE; Mickey Gette of Winfield, KS; Kellie (Tom) Blickenstaff of Omaha, NE.
Grandchildren: Michael Toney; Nickolas, Misty, Micah Hallsted
Step Grandchildren: Traci Allen, Jeff Gette, Kodie Rawley, Sara O’Hare, Kyle Fastenau, Abby Kelly, and Brian Wilson
Great Grandchildren: 10
Many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers and their wives - Arthur (Esther) Hallsted, Walter (Elizabeth) Hallsted, Wayne (Flora) Hallsted, and Leonard (Eloise) Hallsted and Lawrence, who died when a baby; his first wife Shirley, and both sons Billy and Gene.

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