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ESTELLE MARIE HALL

Estelle Marie (Hunt) Hall passed from this life on December 8, 2020 in Duluth, MN with family at her side,
Estelle was born June 9, 1927 in Worth County, MO, the fifth of eight children of Orilla and George Hunt. She was a 1943 graduate of Grant City High School. Estelle married John Hall of Benton, IA on January 25, 1947, not long after his return from serving in the Army Air Force during WWII. They lived in Washington, D.C. where John was stationed serving in the USAF and Estelle worked at FBI headquarters. They raised two sons, John Jr. and Bill, and two daughters, Marsha and Marleen, as they moved around the country serving the Air Force’s needs, ending up in Duluth, MN.
Estelle was preceded in death by her ex-husband, John, her favorite son, Bill; her parents and her stepmother, Alma (Harker) Hunt; and all her brothers and sisters with whom she remained close through all their lives. She remained close with John’s siblings as well.
Family was extremely important and cherished and there was little distinction between siblings and in-laws. It was rewarding but difficult for Estelle to outlive them all except her sisters-in-law, Helen Hunt of Mount Ayr, Gail Hall of South Carolina and Linda Gayle (Hall) Liljeblad of California.
Left to cherish Estelle’s memory are her children, John Hall (Genie), Marsha Hall, Marleen Hall Walczynski (Tim), Bill’s widow, Beth Hall, five grandchildren, Jennifer Hall Olson (Andrew), great grandchildren, Ella and Drew, Bill E. Hall (Julie Allen) great grandchild, Amiriah, Stephanie Hall, Jacob Walczynski and Joshua Walczynski, Estelle has a special cousin, June (Vance) Combs, and she loved her many nieces and nephews. And she will be especially missed by her long-time caregiver and close friend, Monica Palen Wadle.
Estelle lived a long and good and productive life. She was at heart, a farm girl, a hard worker, a helper. She helped raise her grandchildren, and at one time was even a house painter, having determined that John Jr.’s house needed painting. She loved hers and was loved by hers. She will be terribly missed.
A memorial fund has been established for the Middle Fork Methodist Church maintenance fund. Armstrong Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Graveside service were at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at the Middle Fork Cemetery in Redding, IA. Led by Pastor Bill Armstrong.
Casket bearers were John Hall, Bob Hunt, Marleen Hall Walczynski, David Hunt, Tim Walczynski and Richard Hunt.
At rest at the Middle Fork Cemetery in Redding, IA.

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