Lola Hallenbeck
 

(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 home.

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 volunteer.

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 Home at:
http://www.ernashfuneralhomes.com