Ronnie Lee Hall “Hallsey”, 83 of Blue Earth passed away Monday June 17, 2019 at St. Luke’s Care Center in Blue Earth with his wife Val, family & friends by his side. A Celebration of Life will be held 4-7PM Friday June 28, 2019 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth with a prayer service officiated by Rev. Reid Ellis at 6:30PM and an honor guard salute to follow. Burial will take place at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Ronnie has been fighting the fight since the end of December 2015 when a large aortic aneurysm was discovered and because immediate surgery needed to be performed, he was the first person in the US to have a Gore stent put in by Dr. Gustave Oderich and a team of 27 others from Rochester Mayo Clinic.
Ronnie Lee Hall, Sr. was born during the big snow storm of 1936 on January 19 in Fairmont, MN to Raymond Banks Hall and Gladys (Peterson) Hall-Pilcher. He attended school and church in East Chain, MN. He was in the Army during the Korean War. Ronnie worked as a steel worker, welder, mechanic and many years of OTR local hauling, long distance hauling, driving his own rigs or contracted on with various trucking firms. There’s not much he couldn’t do and would attempt to FIX it even if he didn’t know exactly what he was doing.
He was married to Val Ann Lane on June 15, 1974, they just spent their 45-year anniversary together. Ronnie loved the Vikings, the Twins, fishing, golfing, socializing, auctions and sitting on the porch people watching. He also loved his companion/puppy “Maggie” that came back with him from a trip out to North Carolina. She was his special “shot gun” rider for 16 years until her own health issues took her to heaven.
Left to cherish Ronnie’s memory are his wife, Val Hall of Blue Earth, daughters; Cheryl (Don) Holland of Dry Fork, VA, Ronda (Sid) Baird of Des Moines, IA, Kim (Greg) Goddard of Naples, FL, Wendy (Scott) Wethington of Vero Beach, FL, and son Scott Hall of Mocksville, NC. Sister Darlene Pilcher of Blue Earth, sisters-in-law; Nancy Lane, Claudia (Ross) Holloway and Jan (Bill) Farnham. Brothers-in-law Kevin Lane and Clinton Lane as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, step-dad Ernest Pilcher, in-laws Verlyn & Phyllis Lane, his son Ronnie Lee Hall, Jr., brother Dennis Hall, Sr., sister Wanda Larson, brothers-in-law; Joe Lane, Jim Larson, Duane Pilcher, niece Heather Lane, nephew Shane “Gordo” Farnham and his special aunt Esther Owens.