Dorothy Halsne

May 9, 2018

obit Dorothy HalsneMarch 5, 1940 – April 29, 2018

Memorial services Doro­thy Halsne, age 78 of Tyler, were Friday, May 4, 10:30 a.m. at Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. Visitation was Thursday, 4-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. at Hartquist Fu­neral Home, Utoft-Johans­en Chapel in Tyler. Burial was in Hope Cemetery in Tyler.
Arrangements were with Hartquist Funeral Home, Utoft-Johansen Chapel in Tyler. Send on-line condo­lences at www.hartquist­funeral.com.
Dorothy Ellen (Sand­berg) Halsne was born March 5, 1940 to Elmer and Gladys (Lorntzsen) Sand­berg in Granite Falls. She attended country school for eight years. After grad­uating from Granite Falls High School in 1957, she earned her teaching de­gree from Mankato State in Mankato. On Jan. 30, 1961 Dorothy married C. Wayne Halsne in Brookings, South Dakota. Their union was blessed with four children and many years of life to­gether. The couple moved to Mankato and Dorothy taught first grade in St. Peter for a couple years. In 1965 they moved to Ty­ler, and have resided there ever since. Dorothy taught Title I, kindergarten, and 24 years of first grade, retiring in 2002 after 28 years of teaching. After re­tirement, she and Wayne wintered in Gulf Shores, Alabama for 11 years. Dorothy passed away peacefully under hospice care on Sunday, April 29 at Avera Tyler Hospital at the age of 78.
Dorothy was a mem­ber of Danebod Lutheran Church in Tyler. She en­joyed sewing, quilting, cro­cheting, and doing crafts at home. She was also an avid Minnesota Lynx fan and would never miss a game. She was proud to be a teacher who enjoyed her profession and loved all of “her kids” through the years, always remember­ing them. She also enjoyed being a mother of her own kids and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a wonderful wife of 57 years.
Dorothy is lovingly re­membered by her husband Wayne of Tyler; three chil­dren—Denise (Mike) Fish­er of Bloomington, Todd (Beth) Halsne of Burke, South Dakota, and Kevin Halsne of Chanhassen; five grandchildren—Calvin (Leah) Fisher, Annema­rie Fisher, Tricia (Dan) Pusch, Jessica Halsne, and Justin Halsne; two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Maddyson Pusch; two brothers, James Sandberg and Keith (Victoria) Sand­berg; five sisters, Mavis (Marvin) Mattila, Bernice (Roland) Corsten, Clara (Bob) Overby, Shirley Brown, and Joyce (Charlie) Harper; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her son Terry Halsne in 1965, her parents, her brother Alden, and a broth­er-in-law, Sonny Brown.
Blessed and eternal be her memory.