Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 11th, at 2 p.m. at the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church, rural Meriden. Pastor Clint Hogrefe and Pastor Merle Wester will officiate. Burial will be in the Liberty Cemetery, rural Meriden. There will be a family prayer service at 1:45 p.m. at the Church on Wednesday. On line condolence may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Milton was born January 29, 1923 on the family farm in Liberty Township in Cherokee County, to Leonard and Edith (Anderson) Halstrom. He attended Liberty Township #6 country school. He was married to Marjorie Ehlers on June 17, 1945 at Minneapolis, Minnesota. Marjorie passed away on July 27, 1990. He was married to Gwendolyn Bang on June 28, 1991 at the Oakdale Church. Milton farmed in Sheridan Township for many years before moving to Cherokee in 1991. Milton enjoyed watching the grain and cattle market reports. He was a member of the Oakdale Evangelical Free Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Marjorie; his wife Gwendolyn on December 11, 2009; a daughter, Diana Halstrom in 1972; a grandson, Luke Sawin; a sister in infancy; a sister, Lorraine Mortenson; a son-in-law, Lenis Todd; sister-in-law, Sharon Halstrom,; and brothers-in-law Max Pixler, Delbert Carlson, Roger Smith and Tom Steele.
He is survived by five children: Barbara Feenstra and her husband Nick of New Hampton; Helen Ames of Meriden; Bonnie Todd of Ida Grove; Dean Halstrom and his wife Diane of Meriden; and Mary Sawin and her husband Daryl of Decorah; ten grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; one step-son, Byron Bang and his wife Helen of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; a step-daughter, Sally Volgamore and her husband Curtis of San Antonio, Texas; five step -grandchildren; six step- great - grandchildren; brothers Marvin Halstrom and James Halstrom of Meriden ; sisters Ruby Pixler of Loveland, Colorado; Arlene Carlson of Peoria, Arizona; Phyllis Smith of Sheldon; Bernice Steele of Spirit Lake; and a brother-in-law, Robert Mortenson, of Blair, Nebraska.