Carl Halvorsen, age 94, of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on September 10th, 2017










Carl Halvorsen,age 94, of Lombard, passed away September 9, 2017.

Carl and his high school sweetheart, Beverly, were together for over 74 years, 69 of which they were married before her death in 2013.

A decorated WWII veteran, Carl served in both North Africa and Italy as a field mechanic.

Upon his return he worked for the US Postal Service before moving to UPS, where he remained for 32 years until his retirement in 1986.

A resident of Lombard, Illinois for most of his married life, he spent his final year at Belmont Village in Carol Stream, Illinois, where as an incurable flirt, he loved to hand out Hershey “Hugs” and “Kisses”, earning him the nickname of “the candy man.”

He was also an usher at St. John’s Catholic Church in Villa Park, lending his service there for over 30 years.

An avid golfer, a fan of “shoot’em up” westerns, and a longtime volunteer coach for his granddaughter’s softball team, Carl was definitely a man of varied interests.

Overall, he loved people and was always ready to give a helping hand, making friends wherever he went and bringing joy and laughter to everyone along the way.

He lived a long and rich life and will be missed by all.

He is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Redmon of Lombard and Lorie (Terry) McAnarney of Roselle; two sons, Roger (Diane) of Glendale Heights and Alan of Chicago; ten (10) grandchildren, Lisa (Jim) DuBovik, Teresa (Carmen) Sammauro, David (Vickie) Redmon, Stacy (Brian) Camron, Christopher, Jennifer (Dan) McHugh, Benjamin, Eric VanValkenburg, Rachael(Alan) Landini, Mark VanValkenburg; sixteen (16) great-grandchildren, Jessie, Trevor, Jacob, Megan, Taylor, Rylie, Anna, Connor, Tyler, Zac, Max, Vanessa, Michael, Eden, Jax, Grayson and one great-great-granddaughter, Marley.

Visitation will be Tuesday, 4 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main Street, Lombard. Funeral Service will be private. Entombment will be at Assumption Cemetery.

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  1. Pam Edmier says:

    Sorry for your loss his passing was a loss also for many of us that were lucky enough to have met him and got to know him well he will be greatly missed such a wonderful man

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