Bernard Hall

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Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 4:38 pm

Bernard L. Hall, 96, of rural Elk Point, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Services were June 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elk Point with the Rev. Joe Vogel officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Bernard Hall was born June 3, 1923 on the family farm near Jefferson, the second son of Ellwood and Alma (LaBrune) Hall. The family remained in the Jefferson area throughout his childhood years. He graduated from Elk Point High School in 1941.

He married Madonna Kelly on May 25, 1948 in Alvord, IA. In 1961, they bought a farm east of Elk Point where they farmed and raised hogs for many years.

In addition to his love for his family and farming, he enjoyed visiting with people and playing cards.

Mr. Hall is survived by nine children, Mary (Dan) Gildemeister of Sioux City, James (Joann) Hall of Louisville, CO, Marge (Gordy) Smith of Rock Rapids, IA, Marlene (Doug) of Glendale, AZ, Joan (Gene) Loos of Sioux Falls, Jean Meile of Olathe, KS, Carol (Dean) Cobb of Olathe, Keith (Toni) Hall of Elk Point, Ann (Jerry) Olson of Arrington, TN; 30 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Russell (Midge) of Elk Point, Raymond of Burbank and Vincent of Canon City, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; a grandson; a toddler sister, Kathleen Hall; and two brothers, Darvin and John.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kober Funeral Home in Elk Point. Condolences may be posted online to