Michael Craig Halverson, 59, of Glasgow, Mont., died Sunday, July 21, 2013, from leukemia at the Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Funeral services will be Thursday, July 25, at 11 a.m. at the Assembly of God Church in Glasgow, followed by interment in the Highland Cemetery.
He was born on May 22, 1954, in Glasgow, the son of Hallie Otis “Hal” of Barron, Wis., and Lorraine (Watterud) Halverson of Opheim, Mont.
He was loved deeply by family and friends. He was a simple man, but full of adventure and a free spirit. Many would say he lived his life on the edge, but he always found his way back home here in Glasgow, just as he did in his final days.
Shortly after his school days, he sought a challenge as he enlisted in The United States Navy, where he served in Norfolk, Va. Not long after his service, he returned home with new passion for hard work close to home, family and friends.
He had an understanding for hard work that many men could only talk about, however his free spirit would not allow him to remain in one place for very long. When it was time for a new adventure, he set out for various places, beginning with San Francisco, where he met the love of his life, Jackie, and would learn to live the California life for a while. With Jackie by his side, they then set off to other areas, including Coos Bay, Ore., Spokane, Wash., Salt Lake City, Utah, Billings, Butte, Kalispell and Great Falls. Between these many stops, he would reconnect with family and friends here in Glasgow just long enough to plan a new adventure.
Uncle Mike’s nieces and nephews were always excited to hear he was back, and could not wait to listen to all the new stories he brought with him. He will be missed greatly by his family and friends that he made throughout his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hal and Lorraine; two sisters, Shelly Jo Halverson and Sandra Diane Holter.
Survivors include a sister, Carolyn Marie Halverson, of Glasgow; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bell Mortuary of Glasgow is in charge of arrangements.