Richard Lee Halsne (Dick), 84, of Moorhead, MN, passed away on June 19, 2022 at Sanford Hospice House surrounded by family.

Dick was born on November 27, 1937 in Tyler, MN to Reuben and Thelma Halsne. He was a veteran of the US Army, stationed in Germany for two years. Upon his return to Tyler, he married Sandra G Stefansen on November 4, 1960. Soon after they moved to Moorhead, where he resided until his death.

Dick worked as a bricklayer in Fargo/Moorhead and the surrounding areas until his retirement in 1999. He was well known in the area as a master of his trade.

He was an avid outdoorsman his entire life. In retirement he spent many hours in pursuit of the trophy walleye, usually with a Pabst Blue Ribbon in hand.

He loved his family deeply and cherished spending time with them at the lake, during the holidays or at family gatherings. His two great granddaughters brought much joy to his life in recent years.

He is survived by two daughters, Juli (Jerry) Kirkpatrick, Meridian, ID and Jill (Steve) Lodin, Noblesville, IN; two sons, Jeffrey (Angie) Halsne, Minnetonka, MN and Jason (Kris) Halsne, Moorhead, MN. One brother, Wayne Halsne and 3 sisters, Shirley Johnson, Janet Nielsen and Eleanor Boyer; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Ryan, Dustin, Hannah, Samantha, Megan, Noah and Sofia; and two great granddaughters Peyton and Dakota. He was preceded in death by his wife Sandra G Halsne.

A private family celebration of his life will take place later this summer.

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  1. The love this man had for his family shown in so many ways! I had the great joy of getting to know Dick at family gatherings at Desiree (my Daughter) and Dustin’s home. Dick’s face would light up when he saw his great grandbabies, Peyton and Dakota! He spoiled them with toys and all his attention! I would also see him admiring the love between Dustin and Desiree and how very proud he was of his grandson Dustin. I am so grateful I had the honor of meeting this great man! You will forever be missed…….RIP. Deanne Rothschadl

  2. I will miss Uncle Dick’s stories and sense of humor. He also always had the absolute best hair. He was a good man.

  3. I am so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. I have vague memories of him visiting Florida with Grandpa and Grandma Guida and drinking very strong coffee in his kitchen. I am glad that I had a chance to re-connect with him at our cousins reunion in 2015. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very sad time.

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