Rodney Halstenson – Grand Forks Herald

Rodney Jay Halstenson, 67, of Niagara, ND died July 1, 2022 at his home.

Rodney was born on June 7, 1955 to Earl and Arabelle Halstenson. He graduated from Unity High School Petersburg, ND and attended Mayville State University, majoring in music. Rodney’s love for music began with piano lessons in his early childhood. He played many instruments and loved to sing. He has given lessons in harmony, choir and piano to students of all ages. He was very dedicated to his students and to his teaching. His concerts were always excellent and appreciated by all.

Rodney was a life member of the Elk Valley Lutheran Church where he was baptized and confirmed. He loved going to Bible study at Living Free Lutheran Church Larimore, ND. His unwavering faith was evident in his kind ways.

He was currently employed at Altru Health in Grand Forks, ND as a greeter. Rodney was always helpful and courteous and took great care in assisting guests and patients.

Rodney enjoyed music, movies, reading, and visiting with family and friends. He liked to share family ancestry and had an excellent memory for all kinds of dates and details. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Rodney is survived by his brother Jack (Gloria) Halstenson of Niagara, ND, Sister Barbara (Rick) Gannarelli of Rolla, ND. Niece Heidi (Scott) Rohrich. nephews; Timothy Halstenson Lowell (Melissa) Halstenson, Matthew Halstenson, Chris (Sheila) Barry, Tavis Barry, Lucas (Kayla) Gannarelli, Dustin (McKayla) Gannarelli, Riley (Terra) Gannarelli and 18 great-nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Ruth Barry, his brother Juel Halstenson and his niece Angela Barry.

Visitation: Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 6 p.m. Bakke Funeral Home, Larimore, ND. Prayer service at 7 p.m.

Funeral: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Elk Valley Rural Lutheran Church McCanna, ND. Visit one hour before.

Burial: Elk Valley Cemetery

Bakke Funeral Home, Larimore, North Dakota

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