(Tuesday - October 26, 2021) -
Lola Hallenbeck, of Kingsford, passed away peacefully in her bed at
Freeman's Nursing Home today Oct. 24, 2021. After having spent
almost six years of Assisted Living with the loving staff at
Evergreen Heights-Norway, and having just recently moved to
Freeman's Nursing Home for additional care, the Lord has called her
Born April 7, 1937 at Dickinson County Hospital, Lola was the sole
daughter to the late Leonard & Lillian (Thunell) Wickman of Foster
City, where she attended grade school, become a cheerleader and
graduated salutorian of her '55 Felch H.S. senior class. Upon
graduation she moved to Iron Mountain and became a secretary to
Dickinson County Superintendent of Schools, soon afterwards marrying
Raymond C. Hallenbeck of Iron Mountain. in 1956. Employment
opportunities coaxed Lola and Ray to Chicago in 1958 where Lola
worked at the V.A.Hospital at Hines, Illinois for several years
before they returned to Iron Mountain. They later raised four
children. While Ray focused on several self employment businesses,
Lola engaged in several self-employment endeavors on her own,
including HODA personal interior decorating, creating silk flower
arrangements and cakes for weddings/special events, designer-cake
making, and as a flower arranger at Danielson's
Greenhouse-Norway...all while also being a full-time homemaker and
mother. She was also a member is the IM-K Jaycettes where she won
many honors for her dedicated service. She was also a Red Cross
Lola's joys & loves were many: gardening, fun-filled summers spent
at the Lake Ellwood cottage accompanied by a revolving door of
visiting friends and family. Fun times with friends... the Schirks,
Elaine Johnson. Cini's, Saunie Sparapani, Louise Adams. Rummage sale
"treasure" hunts with her friend Saunie in her lil green rusty VW
beetle. Any time shared with her kids, grandkids and "Grandpa Bob"
she treasured. She loved people, was selfless to a fault, saw the
good in everyone and made people feel "truly special and
loved"...especially her kids. She was very unselfish with her time.
She was genuine and kind. She loved a good joke and a cold beer. Her
favorite saying: "many hands make short work."
SURVIVORS: Lola is survived by four children, Randy Hallenbeck(Malinda
Henkel), Niagara; Vicky Hallenbeck of Lake Forest, California;
Timothy (Amy) Hallenbeck of Iron Mountain; and Stacy (Bill) Langston
of Bellevue, Wisconsin. Three grandchildren: Amber Langston (Casey)
Schaefer of Trinity, Florida.; Ciera Langston of Green Bay,
Wisconsin; and Christopher Hallenbeck of Kingsford. Three nieces:
Hilda (Wickman) Vivio of Norway, Anna Wickman of Ohio and JoEllen
(Ray) Wickman-Devers of Chicago. Two nephews: Kenneth Wickman of
Worchestshire, Massacheussetts; Kevin (Stacy) Wickman of Chicago.
One sister-In-law Ginnie(Virginia) Wickman of Joliet, Illinois.
PRECEDED BY: Lola was preceded in death by husband Ray Hallenbeck in
2007, and her parents Leonard & Lillian Wickman of Foster City; as
well as all three brothers: Kenneth Wickman of Downers Grove,
Illinois; Ronald Wickman of Norway and Allen (Ginnie/Virginia)
Wickman of Joliet, Illinois; nephew Curtis Wickman of Kingsford, and
her uncle Ernest (Ernie) Thunell and his wife Evelyn in 2021.
Lola's remains are to be cremated and interred to her final resting
place in the Foster City Cemetery next to her parents Leonard &
Lillian. A private family graveside service will be held in Foster
City, date to be announced.
In tribute everyone is encouraged to share a personal experience,
memory, or story re. Lola online at Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral