John L. Hall, 60
August 16, 1953 ~ Jan. 23, 2014
John L. Hall, age 60, a resident of Sauk Rapids, passed away Thursday morning, January 23, 2014 at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System.
John was born on August 16, 1953 in Denver, CO. He joined the U.S. Marines in 1971, with tours in Iwakuni, Japan, Okinawa, Japan, Hawaii, California and Kuwait for Operation Desert Shield. John retired from the Marine Corps in 1992 after over 20 years of service.
John loved cooking and had a great appreciation for the outdoors. He was a lifelong Denver Broncos fan and was sure his yelling at the TV during games would help them win. He also shared a love for terrible sci-fi movies with his granddaughters, even calling them on occasion to remind them when something truly awful was coming on.
John is survived by his wife Patricia Kropp; his children, Mandy Neuman (Steve), St. Cloud, Sarah Hall Weeks (Hunter), Bozeman, MT, and Michael Kropp (Ashley), Minneapolis; granddaughters Celia and Piper Neuman; and brothers, Everett Hall (Karol) And Tom Hall (Patti).
John is preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Phyllis Hall, as well as his sisters, Judy Stevens and Sue Ross.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 29, 2014