Eda Halverson

Eda S. Halverson, 85, of Waukon died Monday, November 21, 2022 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Graveside services were held Monday, November 28 at Glenwood East Cemetery in rural Decorah with Pastor Adam Starrett officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Eda Skaidrite Halverson was born in Latvia January 21, 1937, the daughter of Janis and Alvina (Brutaus) Biaksenieks. She and her family came to the United States in 1950, when they were sponsored by Glenwood Lutheran Church. Eda attended country school near Glenwood, Postville Elementary School, Postville High School, Dubuque High School, and graduated high school in Elizabeth, IL in 1957.

October 25, 1957, she married Philip Sandbeck in Starbuck, MN; he died in 1971. April 15, 1972, she married Willard Carlton Halverson at the Justice of Peace in Caledonia, MN. Eda farmed with Willard in the Glenwood area, where they raised dairy cows, pigs and chickens, and grew grain.

She was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church and was active in ladies circle. Eda enjoyed spending time on the farm and visiting with friends.

Survivors include her sister, Valida Harrison of East Dubuque; and several nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands: Philip Sandbeck and Willard Halverson, who died in 2015; two brothers, John and Valdis Blaksenieks; and a sister, Alda Pyko.

Casketbearers are Bruce, Gary and Doug Kubitz, Gregg Shattuck, Steve Hager and Dave Miller.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.