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Thomas Halls

Aug 14, 2021

Aug. 11, 1945-Aug. 2, 2021

Thomas Duane Halls

died August 2nd, 2021 in

Rugby, North Dakota. He

was born August 11th,

1945 to William and Mar-

tha (Bareksten) Halls in

Bottineau, North Dakota.

After his mother passed

away suddenly, Thomas

and his sister, Diane,

went to live with their

grandparents on a farm in

Overly, North Dakota. He

graduated from Willow

City High School in 1963.

Thomas then attended

UND for 2 years and later

got drafted into the U.S.

army in 1966. He served

in Vietnam and was a

proud Vietnam veteran. In

June 1983, Thomas mar-

ried Bonnie Mae Diebold.

They moved to Rugby,

North Dakota and bought

a farm outside of town.

They became a family and

raised two daughters,

Sarah and Beth.

Tom’s passions were

many. They included res-

toring tractors, riding Har-

ley Davidsons, and play-

ing with anything that

was “old iron”. He loved

wrenching on anything

that he could find all the

way up to the end of his


Thomas is survived by;

his wife, Bonnie Halls;

daughters, Sarah (Corey)

Morin and Beth (Jon)

Swanson; grandsons,

Winston Swanson and fu-

ture grandson Morin;

nieces, nephews; other re-

latives and friends. He is

preceded in death by; his

grandparents, Alva and

Leila Halls; parents, Willi-

am and Martha Halls;

mother and father-in-law,

Glen and Lila Diebold and

sister, Diane Larson.

Graveside services

were held at 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, August 7 at Per-

silla Watts Cemetery in

Rugby with Rev. Jon

Bonine, officiating.

Casket Bearers: Jon

Swanson, Corey Morin,

Chase DeMers, Taylor De-

Mers, Karson DeMers, and

Allan (Ike) Eichenbrock

Honorary Bearers: The

Norsemen Motorcycle


Military Honors Ac-

corded by: The Clarence

Larson American Legion

Post #23 Honor and Color

Guard, Rugby, North

Dakota and the North

Dakota Military Funeral

Honors Detail

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Rugby. Online registry:



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