Jan. 2, 1952 - Dec. 6, 2008
BENKELMAN -- Roy William "Bill" Hall, 56, of Benkelman, died Saturday (Dec. 6, 2008) at Dundy County Hospital in Benkelman.
He was born Jan. 2, 1952, to Harold H. and Lucile M. (Hinrichsen) Hall and attended school in Benkelman. He graduated from Benkelman High School in 1970. He attended Kearney State College for one year before going abroad where he backpacked through Europe for three months. He also spent time in Hawaii and Colorado before returning to Benkelman in 1977.
On Aug. 27, 1977, he married Donna K. Ham at Grant. They made their home in Benkelman where he managed the 4 Circle CO-OP for several years. He and his wife opened "The Hall Closet", a boot and shoe repair store where they sold quality footwear and repaired boots, shoes and other leather products. In 1996, they purchased "The Liquor Store" and remodeled the building to include their boot and shoe repair business.
He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran Faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman. He was an active member of the Benkelman community, and was a 21-year member of the Benkelman Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Lucile Hall; son, Wyley; and father-in-law, Paul Ham.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Hall of Benkelman; son, Wyatt Hall of Ashland; daughters, Abbie Hall of Fort Collins, Colo., and Mackensie Hall of San Diego, Calif.; sister, Cherry Schreiner and husband, Gary of Ogallala; mother-in-law, Kathleen Ham of Benkelman; and numerous aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A memorial service will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Benkelman with the Rev. George Matthews officiating. Services will conclude at the church. A private inurnment will take place at a later time.
There will be no viewing or visitation.
A memorial has been established in his name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.