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Wayne Bernard Halling

October 7, 1932 - March 7, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Wayne Bernard Halling

Wayne Bernard Halling

Born: October 7, 1932
Died: March 7, 2020
Age: 87

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Wayne Bernard Halling, the son of John “Ernie” and Sybil (Dokken) Halling was born October 7, 1932 in Storm Lake, IA. He attended school in Storm Lake, IA, graduating in 1950. He attended Iowa State for 2 years and graduated from Buena Vista University with a BA in Teaching.

     Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 and served until his Honorable Discharge in 1954. He married Marilyn Cameron on June 29, 1955 in Storm Lake, IA. They moved to Sac City, IA where he taught math and science, before moving to Arizona where he earned his Master’s in Natural Science. They then moved to Spencer, IA where he taught from 1964 until his retirement in 1995.

     Wayne enjoyed music, painting, traveling, playing the keyboard, spending summers at the lakes, swimming and fishing. He was a member of Living Word Church in Spencer.

     Wayne passed away on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the age of 87 at Spencer Hospital. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marilyn in 2017; and an infant sister, Marlene.

     Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Julie (Gary) Hoefling of Spencer, IA; grandchildren: Kristina (Blake) Knisley of Underwood, MN, Amber (Kyle) Stoutenborough and their children, Alyssa and Theodore of Greenville, IA, Nicolas Wayne Hoefling of Spencer, IA, Kari (Deel) Heath, their son Kai and a baby on the way of Red Rock, TX, Kory (Carla) Hoefling and their children, Donna, Zachary & Ethan of Fort Knox, KY, Kevan (Whitney) Hoefling and their daughter Charlotte of Garner, IA; 2 brothers, Darryl Halling of Milford, IA and Gene Halling of Milford, IA; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.
     Marilyn and Wayne have always been together, through the best of times and the worst of times; through the richest and poorest of times; through the sick and healthy timesl 
Now They're together.

 

SERVICES
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M., Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.

Military Services will be conducted American Legion - Glen Pedersen Post #1 and the V. F.W. Clay County Post #3159
OFFICIATING
Revs. Barb & Al Dean
CASKET BEARERS
Gary hoefling
Blake Knisley
Kyle Stoutenborough
Gene Halling
Nicolas Hoefling
Kory Hoefling
Kevan Hoefling
VISITATION
Visitation will be open after 3:00 P.M., Wednesday, with the family present from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M., Wednesday evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
MUSIC
"In The Garden"
"Beyond The Sunset"
"Old Rugged Cross"
"Children Of The Heavenly Father"
INTERMENT
North Lawn Memorial Park
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:17 AM
“My condolences to all friends and family. Mr. Halling was a very gifted and inspiring teacher and it was an honor to have been one of his students.”
- Christy Norgaard Craig
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM
“Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.”
- Jody Wilkerson
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 1:50 PM
“Absolutely one of the nicest teachers I ever had! My condolences to the entire family! May he rest in peace!
- Jann Schomaker Arends
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:24 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of you.”
- Gary and Monica Johannsen
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:24 AM
“He was an amazing, complicated man. Deepest sympathies and condolences.”
- Ron and Alli Newgard
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:34 PM
“Julie, so sorry to hear about your dad. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Kelly & Mike Hanson
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 9:34 PM
“So very sorry for your loss.”
- Margaret and Mel Molitor
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“Julie, Sorry To hear about your dad, He was a really neat person and a wonderful teacher. He will be greatly missed.”
- Kenny Sandvig jr
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“Julie and family, I am sorry for your loss, losing a parent is so hard. Mr. Halling was a great science teacher, I enjoyed his class in Jr. High. May God bless you and keep you. ”
- Lisa Andersen Buchan
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“I truly enjoyed Mr. Halling. I was in his class in the mid 60's and appreciated his gentle demeanor. I am sure he remained respected by all. Sincerest sympathies.”
- Cindy Adams Barnard
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“Mr. Halling was an awesome teacher. He will be missed by many!!”
- Jeree Beck Wikstrom
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 8:09 AM
“So very sorry for this sadness for all of you, but so very happy for the reunion in heaven. They are together again in the best of homes!”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:54 PM
“Mr. Halling was the coolest art teacher ever! He would assist us in drawing wild choppers in class. My sincere sympathy to the Halling family!”
- Jay Santage
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:54 PM
“Such an amazing man.. A wonderful teacher!! Have lots of memories from school. So sorry for your families loss. Thinking of you all!!”
- Kassie Flannegan & Family
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:54 PM
“To the family of wayne halling
So sorry to hear about his passing. He was a great teacher and made learning interesting. Thoughts and prayers to you all.”
- Fayette Enger Butler
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:54 PM
“I enjoyed Mr Halling as a teacher. He used to say “Any comments, questions or points of interest?” I still say that to this day. And through the years, whenever I did, I always thought of him. My deepest sympathy. ”
- Karen Aasgaard
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:54 PM
“Jukie and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. ”
- Jerry and Kris Illg
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“One of the finest men I ever knew.”
- Per Clarke
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“So sorry to hear of Mr. Halling’s passing. He was definitely one of the good ones. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
- Michael Morony
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“For anyone that reads this. Mr. Halling was a great teacher. I am sure he taught a lot of my brothers and sisters. I hope that god hold you all in his hands through this hard time. He made me wonder and made me think I will always be great full for that. Even though I was probably an asshole in his class. ”
- Matt OBrien
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“Rest in peace Mr Halling. You were one of my favorite teachers and left a lasting impression on every one of your students. Thank you”
- Josh Stoermer
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“Tiger vitamins!!! Was a great guy and a fun teacher!!”
- Erick Anderson
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:53 PM
“Mr. Halling was a great teacher he inspired us and we all had fun in his class. I would tell my kids stories of the two Halling Brother teachers I had, truely great times with them. I am sorry for your lost.”
- Tiffany Jones/Ostrander
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 4:17 PM
“Sorry to hear about Mr. Halling. He was a fun teacher to have, giving us Tiger vitamins which were purple and yellow jelly beans! ”
- Heather Peters
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:56 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear about him passing. He was a great teacher that I still have fond memories of. He had a lot of quirky little sayings hanging on the wall of his classroom, that I still find myself sometimes thinking of in life even now at age 48.”
- Paul Rydell
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“Julie and Family. The Halling's were awesome neighbors and will be missed by many. May the Lord wrap his arms around you and comfort you with peace at this difficult time. God bless”
- Doug & Carolyn Alger
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“My condolences to the entire Halling family. Mr. Halling was one of my teachers in 1965-66. I remember him as an outstanding instructor, quiet, and with a dry sense of humor. He must have had the patience of Job to put up with some of the stunts we tried to pull in his science classes. May he rest in peace.”
- Gene Hall
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“I loved Wayne & Gene in the classroom & the construction site building Trinity Lutheran Church many years ago. Very kind & Talented Man. Godspeed”
- David R Chapman
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“Thoughts and prayers to the family.. He was a great teacher.. ”
- Becky Woolery
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 3:55 PM
“My deepest sympathies to all of you!
It’s so hard loosing a parent !
God Bless ”
- Rhonda Olson
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:43 PM
“Julie and family, Kristina. I am so sorry for loss. He was one of my favorite teacher's. Prayers for strength during this difficult time. ”
- Laura Hamann
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:43 PM
“Julie, I am so sorry to see this about Wayne. He was one of the nicest gentleman I have ever had the pleasure to get to know. God Bless You Wayne and may you rest in peace.
- Kay Determan
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 2:43 PM
“My deepest and heartfelt sympathy and prayers to all in Waynes family.
He was a great teacher, Rest In Peace Mr. Halling”
- Mari Lu Larson
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:56 AM
“Julie, Gary and family, so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers to you and your family.”
- Sally Christensen DeLoss
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“I am sorry to hear about Wayne's passing. He was a teacher when I was a student in Spencer. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“So Sorry to hear about your Dad. He was the kindest man. Always had time to say hello. Keeping you & your family in my prayers.”
- Ann Spooner
Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:55 AM
“Our condolences to the family of Wayne
Had Wayne as a teacher in Spencer Schools.
He lived 5 houses to the east of us. And when ever I would see Wayne he always ended the conversation with " God Bless to you and your Family" Rest in peace Wayne until we meet again.”
- John Zinn
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