Hans Jürgen Halfmann, age 71, of Scandinavia, formerly of West Bend, died Tuesday, May 10th, 2011, at Iola Living Assistance. Hans was born in Harsewinkel, Germany; on July 22, 1939, the son of the late Walter and Margarete (Hildebrandt) Halfmann. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958-1962. He married Mary Pfeifer on November 6, 1965, in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin
Above all, Hans was dedicated to his family, always ready to lend a helping hand, guidance or play with a grandchild. He worked as a Maintenance Electrician for Silgan Containers Corp. for 36 years. He was active in the community throughout his life, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Fernandez Alternative Center and Juvenile Detention Center. Hans was also a gifted woodworker; designing and building his own home, hobby farm, cabinetry, furniture, toys, clocks, jewelry boxes and intricate carvings. He had a passion for travel. He and Mary explored 24 states during three and a half years living “full time” in their 5th-wheel RV. He enjoyed the outdoors, spending much of his life gardening, farming, hunting, and fishing.
He is survived by his Wife: Mary Halfmann of Scandinavia; Children: John Halfmann of Woodbury, MN., Robert (Heidi Ann) Halfmann of Holmen, David (Cindy) Halfmann of Peshtigo, Heidi Marie (Don Jr.) Hammond of Sheboygan. Nine Grandchildren: Jared, Mitchell, Benjamin, Emily, Lauren, Andrew, Christian, Brayden and Brooklyn. Sister in law: Sandra Halfmann of Rochester, NY; Nephew: Walter (Maria) Halfmann; Niece: Diadra (Nick) Brogcinski Great Nieces: Annabel, Christine. Great Nephew: Victor, and Toni Halfmann of Woodbury, MN. Preceded in death by Brother: Dieter Halfmann; Great Uncle Herman Glodde and Great Aunts: Minnie Glodde, Maria Halfmann and Anna Niepenberg. A Memorial Service was held at the Scandinavia Lutheran Church in Scandinavia, WI, at 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 18th, the Reverend Mark E. Sabin officiated. Visitation was held on Wednesday from 10 AM – 12 Noon, at the church. Luncheon was served at the church following services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Hans may be made to the Hirshberg Foundation for pancreatic cancer research by phone: (1-310-473-5121) or mailed to: 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064.
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