Elmer “Red” Halland

Elmer “Red” Halland, 83, Tower City, ND died on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Center, Arthur, ND.
Elmer was born Feb. 3, 1930 on the family farm near Buffalo, ND to Nickolai and Evelyn (Christianson) Halland. He graduated from Buffalo High School. Elmer married Rita Von Bank on Nov. 5, 1949 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Buffalo. They made their home NW of Buffalo where they raised their family and farmed for many years. Red also worked for JE Kreig & Sons Construction and was a member of Carpenters Local 1176 in Fargo, ND. He later operated R. Halland Construction and Red’s Trailer Sales in Tower City. In 2007, he entered Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo and entered the Good Samaritan Center, Arthur in 2009.
He was a life-long member of St. Thomas Church. He enjoyed playing Bridge and belonged to the Valley City Bridge Club. He also traveled with Duane Rice, Lee Pfau and Dale Zaun playing in many Bridge tournaments.
He is survived by his wife, Rita, West Fargo, ND; children, Steven (Joan), Kindred, John, Hunter, ND, Daniel (Gayle), Oriska, ND, Barbara (Jerry) Spiekermeier, West Fargo, Rebecca (David) Elbert, Fargo, Kathleen (Darrell) Holm, Valley City, ND, Victoria Halland, West Fargo and Neil (Tracy Bloomquist), Tower City; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; siblings, Marlyn (Janet) Halland, Tower City and Margaret (George) Vollmuth, Buffalo.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Cole Halland; and brother, Obert.
Visitation: Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 from 6 to 7 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Buffalo.
Funeral: Saturday at 10:30 AM at  St. Thomas Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior.
Interment: Buffalo Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to West Funeral Home, Casselton, westfuneralhome.com