Richard “Dick” Arnold Halberg, 82, of 407 N. Chestnut,
Princeton, died Sunday, April 9, 2017, at Perry Memorial Hospital following a
courageous two-year battle with lung cancer.
Family and friends may call Wednesday at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, where
there will be a visitation between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Services will be at 10:00 a.m.
Thursday at Norberg Memorial Home, with the Rev. Brian Gilbert and Monsignor
Charles Schluter officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, where military rites will
be accorded with Taps played by his grandson, Spencer Arnold Halberg. A luncheon
will follow at the First United Methodist Church in Princeton.
Mr. Halberg graduated from Princeton High School in 1953 and served in the Air Force
as a supply clerk first at Osan Air Force Base in South Korea and then at Nellis Air
Force base in Las Vegas. He was honorably discharged as a corporal in 1957 receiving
a good conduct medal and national defense service medal.
Dick worked for LCN Door Closers, Larson’s Seed House, Kent Feeds, and Illinois
Power. He enjoyed 22 years of retirement, bowling, fishing, hunting, gardening, and
most of all spending time with his family, neighbors, and friends. Every minute with him
was filled with smiles, laughter and love.
He was born on October 16, 1934, in Princeton, the “lucky 13th” child of 14 born to
Reuben Gunner and Amanda Elizabeth (Holtz) Halberg. He married Sandra L.
Johnstone on September 1, 1962, at First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Sandee; his son and daughter-in-law, Drs. Rich and Sara
Halberg of Madison, WI; three grandchildren, Tim Halberg of Princeton; Emily Halberg
of Madison, WI; Spencer Halberg of Iowa City, IA; one brother, Gary (Bonnie) of Fort
Meyers, FL; and two sisters, Betty Hanson of Mendota and Norma Raabe of Manlius.
He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers (Ron, Robert, Max, Russell,
William, Jack) and four sisters (Herma, Jane, Bernadine, Joyce).
The family extends a special thanks to the many doctors, nurses, nieces, nephews, and
neighbors who provided wonderful loving care and friendship.
In lieu of flowers, Dick requested that donations be made to his son’s research
laboratory at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center in Madison, WI to
conquer this “miserable disease” or to a cause of the donor’s choice.
Norberg Memorial Home, Inc.
701 Thompson St.
Princeton, IL 61356