Virgil C. Halsted

Virgil C. Halsted Maple Rapids Virgil C. Halsted age 91, died on October 29, 2012. Born on June 27, 1921 in Essex Township, Clinton County, Michigan, he was the son of Clifford and Iva (Wright) Halsted and lived in Clinton County all of his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Chuch of St. Johns and the Maple Valley Lions Club for 38 years. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII in North Africa and Italy and retired after 30 years from Federal Mogul as a skilled tradesman. Virgil married Vada C. Box on February 14, 1946 and she survives him. Also surviving are two sons, Eric (Naomi) Halsted of Georgia & Dennis Halsted of St. Johns, three grandchildren, Adam (Gina) Halsted of Georgia, Joshua (Jamie) Halsted of Mattawan, MI & Amy Jo Lee of West Virginia, and seven great grandchildren, Hailey, Mickey, Dallas, Alana and Addyson Halsted of Georgia and Alyssa and Sydney Halsted of Mattawan, MI, and Ashley Lee and Jaspen Sullivan of West Virginia. Virgil is survived by one brother, Frank Halsted of St. Johns, one sister, Alice Aldrich of St. Johns, one sister-in-law, Mildred Halsted of California and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughter, Cathy McDiarmid, great grandsons, Benjamin and Daniel, three brothers, Carl, Vernon and Valgene Halsted, and three sisters, Coryll Henry, Oretha Bissell and Beth Dean. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m, Friday, November 2, 2012, at Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns, burial at Sowle Cemetery with Pastor Tim Knaus officiating. The family will receive friends 2-4 & 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Military Services provided by VFW Post #3733. Memorials may be made to the Laurels of Fulton or the The family was served by Osgood Funeral Homes.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 4, 2012