Rev. Lowell J. Halvorson, 78, died Oct. 20, 2021 at Prairie Pointe in Altoona, WI. Services will be held Oct. 31 at 3 p.m. at Spirit Lutheran Church in Eau Claire, WI.

  Lowell John was born Jan. 11, 1943 in Maddock, ND to Alf Hilding and Bertha Agnes (Jacobson) Halvorson. He grew up in rural Heimdal, ND. Following college graduation, he worked in several fields before being called to the ministry.

   He was ordained in 1989 in Illinois and served at Crosby, ND for two years before coming to St. John - St. Olaf Lutheran Parish in Belmond in 1991. He served there until 2008 when he retired to Wisconsin and worked as a visitation pastor.