BALLINGER Harold Henry Halfmann Sr., 89, of Ballinger, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 8, 2013, in Central Texas Nursing and Rehab. He was born March 15, 1924, in Durango, Texas, to Otto J. and Minnie M. (Gregor) Halfmann. He served proudly with the U.S. Army during World War II and while serving he married Pearl Hennecke in Olfen, Texas, on Sept. 12, 1945. They were just a few days away from celebrating 68 years of marriage. Harold was a self-employed home builder. He was a member of St. Mary Star of the Seaa Catholic Church in Ballinger and a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus, joining in Olfen when he was 18 years old. He was also a member of the VFW. Harold was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Elizabeth Urbanek; four brothers, Edward, Herbert, Ray and Leonard; and a daughter-in-law, Connie. He is survived by his wife, Pearl, of Ballinger; three sons, Harold H. Halfmann Jr. and wife Joyce of Elkhart, Ind., Michael Halfmann of San Marcos and Kenneth Halfmann and wife Suzanne of Lubbock; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Sisters-in-law Genevieve Halfmann and Lena Halfmann also survive. A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at Lange Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Celebration will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at St Mary Catholic Church with Fr. Hugh Wade officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Rowena. Guests may register online at ballingerfuneralhome.com.
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Published in GoSanAngelo from Sept. 9 to Sept. 10, 2013