Linda Ann Halverson, 72, passed away Jan. 7, 2019, in Goodyear, following a horse-riding accident. Linda was born in Fargo, N.D., to Robert and Bertha “Birdie” Schulte on March 22, 1946. She went to grade school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Moorhead, Minn., and graduated from Shanley High School in Fargo in 1964.
Linda attended North Dakota State University and that is where she met the love of her life, Roger Halverson in an animal science class. They were married on March 18, 1967, at the Catholic Church in Moorhead, Minn. Once Roger graduated college in May of 1967, they moved to Rolla, N.D., where Roger began his teaching career and Linda looked forward to starting her family.
Linda and Roger then moved to Kenmare, N.D., where their first child was born in July of 1968, a baby girl named Tara. In August of 1971 they had another baby girl named Tana. A few years later they moved to Williston, N.D., and had two sons, T.J. and Jon. They were born in May of 1978 and May of 1980. They remained in Williston until 1996 when they moved out to the Halverson Family farm in Tioga, N.D., where they continued to reside.
Upon Roger’s retirement from teaching, they were able to begin spending their winters in Arizona in 2006. They spent many winters there roping, riding and spending time with a multitude of friends. Linda had a lifelong love of horses. She also enjoyed spending her summers at the family cottage on Pelican Lake in Minnesota. She love being a wife, mother and a friend to all.
Linda loved to travel with her sister, Roberta and see new things. She was involved in Ladies Acid at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Linda cherished having a house full of people and being around family and friends. She spent many hours sewing clothes and making blankets and quilts, she also love to paint pictures. She was also a huge supporter of her family, she never missed an event that one of her children had.
Linda was well-known and loved for taking care of everyone. Nobody ever went home hungry. She loved cooking for friends and family as well as making beautiful quilts for everyone she held dear.
She was preceded in death by her dad, Robert Schulte, and mom, Bertha “Birdie” Schulte. She is survived by her husband Roger Halverson of Tioga and Wickenburg; sisters Roberta Schulte of Sunnyvale, Calif.; brother Dr. Robert Schulte, Jr. of Pelican Rapids, Minn.; daughters: Tara Halverson of Williston, and Tana (Donovan) Dally of Gillette, Wyo.; sons: T.J. Halverson of Tioga, Jon (Britini) Halverson of Gillette; and grandchildren, Brett Dally Brody Adsit, Kaitlyn Halverson, Levi Halverson, Colt Dally and Hans Halverson.
She was loved by many people and will be remembered for her caring personality, generosity and willingness to do anything for anybody. She will be greatly missed. A funeral service was held on Thursday, Jan. 10 at Wickenburg Funeral Home.
Services with interment were held in Tioga, at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Interment followed on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at 11 a.m.