Avenelle Alene Halverson

Avenelle Alene Halverson, age 90 of Purdy, died Monday, November 4, 2019.


Sample ImageAvenelle Alene Halverson, age 90 of Purdy, died Monday, November 4, 2019 at Vernon Manor in Viroqua, surrounded by loving family and caregivers.


Avenelle was born in Sterling Township, on June 20, 1929 to Sever and Leda (Skrede) Halverson. Avenelle was a caregiver who helped everyone she met, whether through illness or wellness, she would take care of you and would also babysit your children if needed. She herself was struck by polio at 12 years old, but it never got in her way. She worked at the Hotel Stoddard, Vernon Manor, North Side Grocery Store, for Art Anderson as a housekeeper, and 20 plus years as chief operator for Viroqua Telephone Company. 


Avenelle could sing, and sing, and sing…weddings, funerals, any event or anniversary, or at church just two weeks ago. She spent her whole life in and around the Purdy area. She enjoyed visiting dear friends in Madison but home was always better. She learned from her mother the ‘art’ of making great lefsa. She collected chickens and roosters. Avenelle loved being a life-long member of Bad Axe Lutheran Church.


God bless our memories of Avenelle, His choir just got a new angel.


Avenelle is survived by: her brothers Arden (LilaMae) Halverson and Dwight ‘Bill’ Halverson; her sister-in-law Murial Halverson; her eight nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews; and many great-great nieces and nephews and cousins.


Avenelle was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Stanley ‘Ern’ Halverson; and an infant niece, Amber Jean Halverson.


Funeral services for Avenelle will be Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Bad Axe Lutheran Church, County Rd. N (south of Hwy 56W). Pastor Donald Greven will officiate with burial following the service at Bad Axe Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call during visitations, Friday, November 8, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Westby, and on Saturday from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at the Church.


In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred in Avenelle’s name.

On-line condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com

The Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home is serving the Family. (608) 637-2100. 

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