Services for Douglas “Doug” Arthur Halvorson

Douglas “Doug” Arthur Halvorson, 75, of Bagley, Minnesota, passed away peacefully at his home on February 5, 2018.  


Funeral services will be held on, Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 4 p.m. at the Cease Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley, MN with the Pastor Bruce Blocker officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Interment will be at the Bagley City Cemetery in Bagley Minnesota.


Doug was born on May 14, 1942 in Bagley, Minnesota, the son of Clarence and Lillian (Hopke) Halvorson.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church of Bagley.  He attended Bagley Public Schools graduating with the class of 1960.  Doug married his hometown sweetheart, Sharon Marie Vorderbruggen on November 28, 1964 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bagley, MN.  In 1965, they welcomed their first son, Paul Douglas, to the family, and in 1969 a second son Darin Lee, made their family complete.  In 1969, with two active boys, Doug and Sharon moved to their home just south of Bagley, where there was plenty of room for family adventures and fun.  Doug was a devoted family man.  He was a dedicated husband to his wife Sharon, a loving father to his sons, and an amazing Grandpa and Great Grandfather.  His brothers David, Dale, Donnie and their families were very special to him, and he always looked forward to seeing them.  He was always ready for a goodtime.  He loved camping at Cass Lake with family and friends.  He enjoyed a lively game of Rummy or Yahtzee. He enjoyed trips to the casino and a cool libation with family and friends.  He appreciated good “old time” music, Western movies, and Louis L’Amour books. Doug worked in Montana and South Dakota building elevators, until he began working for Clearwater Polk Electric in December of 1967.  He faithfully held this job for 36 years, retiring in July of 2004.  He was a member of the Itasca Rod & Gun Club, serving as Treasurer for many years.  He was also a member of the Ducks Unlimited and Minnesota Deer Hunters Association.  Doug enjoyed fishing, hunting, feeding deer, birds, and keeping his yard “perfectly manicured”.


He is survived by his wife of 54 years - Sharon (Vorderbruggen) Halvorson of Bagley, MN.

2 Sons- Paul (Ashley) Halvorson, and Darin Halvorson both of Bagley, MN.

6 Grandchildren- Desiree (Brandon) Erickson, Destiny Halvorson, Bria Halvorson, Dalen Halvorson, Paityn Halvorson, and Branlee Halvorson.

2 Great Grandchildren- Denzlee & Danika Erickson

“Honorary Special Daughter”- Lynette Waggoner of Bagley, MN

3 Brothers- David (Diane) Halvorson, Dale Halvorson, Donnie (Marilyn) Halvorson all of Farmington, New Mexico.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence & Lillian Halvorson; mother & father in law- Ben & Jennie Vorderbruggen; brothers-in-law- Francis (Nellie) Vorderbruggen, John (Charlotte), Vorderbruggen, Bennie Vorderbruggen, and Dave (Ruth) Vorderbruggen.  Sisters-in-law- Francis Halvorson, Nancy (Jim) Farrell, Bea Hanson, Marion (Vernon) Peterson, and Betty (Clifford) Schmidt.


Messages of condolence may be sent to

Richards Publishing

P.O. Box 159
239 2nd Ave
Gonvick, MN 56644
Telephone: (218) 487-5225

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