Alfred Lee Hallowell, age 84, died Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, at Community Hospital in McCook.
He was born April 30, 1924, in Scandia, Kan., to Maxey Alfred and Hattie Harriet (Newcomb) Hallowell. He graduated from Scandia High School in 1943.
He entered the U.S. Navy on April 7, 1943, and was honorably discharged on March 24, 1944.
He was a member of First Congregational Church of McCook and lifetime member of Elks BPOE, the American Legion and VFW.
He managed the American Legion Baseball program for several years and maintained his interest and support of the program his entire life. He followed and supported the American Legion Baseball teams and the Bison and McCook Community College sports. He was an avid Husker football fan attending games in Lincoln for many years and even followed the team to Hawaii.
Alfred bowled on the Olympia bowling team for many years; they were competitive and successful on the local and state level.
He hunted, fished, played golf and played town team basketball, softball and baseball. He was a Little League coach and was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years. His love of sports came naturally as he participated in football, basketball, track and baseball in his own high school days.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and great-grandfather. Following all the children's and grandchildren's activities and sports as he could (he even went to dance recitals). He was a faithful caregiver for Edna in her final years and again for Marge.
He worked for Debus Bread Co. (He moved to McCook in 1949 with Debus), Omaha World Herald, Ranchers Supply, Gamble Robinson and McCook Community College.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Maxey and Hattie Hallowell; step-father, Hank Demars; wife, Edna in 1992; sister, Helen Breault; brother-in-law, Arlis White; nephew, Greg White; and special friend and companion, Marge Richardson in 2008.
He is survived by his children, Terry L. Hallowell (wife Jean) of McCook, Robert L. Hallowell (wife Dorla) of Blaine, Minn.; six grandchildren, Ryan Hallowell of Lincoln, Casey Lashley (husband Rusty) of Lincoln, Tye Hallowell of Independence, Kan., Tate Hallowell (wife Celeste) of Lincoln, Kyanne Hallowell (Kevin) of Brooklyn Park, Minn., and Megan Polzin (husband Bryan) of Eustis, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Jadine and Dalton Hallowell, Mitt and Lawson Lashley, Blake and Sierra Meyer.
Memorials may be given in his name
Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 16, 2009, 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church in McCook with Pastor Steve Bales officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 6 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at Carpenter Breland Funeral home.
Friends may sign his book at the funeral home or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.