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Layton R. Halverson

January 5, 2021 | 18 comments

HOLMEN — Layton R. Halverson, 68, of Holmen passed away peacefully Sunday, January 3, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse. He was born November 11, 1952  to Lloyd and Lorraine Halverson. His early years included attending the Long Coulee School and graduating in 1970 from Holmen High School. He also attended WTC.

Layton was raised on a dairy farm which instilled in him a strong “make-do” attitude. Always striving to improve himself, he pursued various career fields in the area of sales from animal nutrition to insurance to working at Pawn America.  When there was a day off, he could be found on the golf course playing a round or two with his friends. And, of course, there was always the 19th hole.

He was the proud grandfather of eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his ex-wife Joyce Halverson, step-children: Kimberly (Steve) Jones and Tim (Michelle) Smith.  Grandchildren: Rayeann Jones, Danielle (Alex Tinbush) Bainbridge, Jeramy Bainbridge, Brookelyn Jones, Melissa (Colin) Riley & their children Cameron, Madyson and Makayla, Kari (Dustin) Frost & their children Hadley and Lucy, Jamie Smith, and Emily (Tyler Blair) Smith. He is further survived by his sister, Betty (Steve) Sacia, as well as an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Phyllis Knudtson, and brother-in-law, Leslie Knudtson.

Layton’s wishes were for no services at this time but to have family and friends come together for a celebration of his life, which due to COVID will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the paramedics and Mayo Clinic Health System staff for their very kind and compassionate care.

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18 Comments

  1. Jo Lamprich

    So very sorry to hear about Layton’s passing. Wayne and I have many memories of “the good old days”

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    • Joyce Halverson

      Thank you. Layton enjoyed your friendship and all the fun memories you made together

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  2. Christy Bryhn

    So sorry to learn of Layton’s passing. Joe and Christy from ” the 19th hole” will forever appreciate the warm greetings and the kindness of his presence. He will be missed. Our sincerest condolences.

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    • Betty

      Thank you. It is good to know he is remembered fondly. If there is a 19th hole in heaven, I’m sure he has found it.

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  3. Michael Hauser

    With deepest sympathy to Layton’s family. Remembering a classmate.

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    • Betty

      Thank you, Mike. There were 2 post cards on his refrigerator – last year’s planned reunion and the rescheduled one for this summer. I like to think he will be there in spirit.

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  4. Scott and Sharon Jones

    Betty, so very sorry for you loss. Layton was a wonderful person.

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    • Betty

      Thank you Sharon and Scott. Your kind words are appreciated.

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  5. Rose Tornow (Pedrettti)

    Remembering a fellow Long Coulee resident and classmate. Sorry for your loss.

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    • Betty

      Thank you, Rose. So good to know people remember him. (See my note to Mike Hauser)

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  6. Cindy J Tracey

    So sorry to hear of Layton’s death. My husband John always enjoyed having him as a salesman and visiting with him. My sympathy, Cindy Tracey

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  7. Sharon Pfaff

    So sorry for your loss, especially Betty for losing her brother; from a classmate, class of ’70 rules.

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    • Betty

      Thanks, Sharon. Nice to hear from his classmates. (See my note to Mike Hauser)

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    • Sigurd Hanson, Ethiopia

      I just heard the sad news about Layton’s passing. Over the years since we graduated together…I always enjoyed running into Layton during my trips home from overseas. We would share so much about life and enjoy those special moments with old stories and laughter. I will miss him. May his soul Rest In Peace. Blessings to his family and friends.

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  8. Ron and Vickie Wing

    Just saw this, so very sorry to hear of this. Many wonderful memories from years ago with Layton. Our Sympathies to you all.

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  9. Signe Thompson

    Sadly we missed an opportunity to see Layton last September because of our postponed class reunion. But he will be remembered fondly by all of us when we gather next September. My deepest sympathy.

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  10. Sigurd Hanson

    I just heard the sad news about Layton’s passing. Since graduating from Holmen with Layton…I always enjoyed running into him during my trips back home. The sharing of “old stories” together, along with his genuine laughter will be missed. May his soul Rest in Peace. Blessings always to his family and friends.

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  11. Michael McHugh

    We just learned of Laytons passing
    So sorry to hear this. We always enjoyed our talks when we would run into him
    Our sympathy
    Mike & Linda McHugh

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