Edward D. Halama, 87, of Independence, died Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System-Oakridge, Osseo. Edward was born January 15, 1933 in Hale Township, Trempealeau County, to Bert and Helen (Knusalla) Halama. He married Donna Mae Loew May 7, 1960 in Tilden Wis. Edward was a dairy farmer and also raised strawberries for many years. He liked to fish, go dancing and play cards and Rummikub. He was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and rosary society. Edward is survived by his wife, Donna Mae; children, Shirley and Darlene Halama of Green Bay, Wis., Gary (Maryanne) Halama of Independence, Beverly Halama of Arkansaw, Wis., David (Faye) Halama of Independence; grandson, Brendin Larson of Arkansaw, Wis.; three sisters-in-law, Irene Halama, Marie Zwiefelhofer and Betty Halama; brother-in-law, Jacob (Diane) Loew. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Aloysie, Ernest and Ray Halama; sister, Marian Wozney; brother-in-law, Donald Zwiefelhofer. Mass of Christian Burial (with COVID-19 guidelines) will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Independence, with Rev. George Thayilkuzhithottu officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to Mass. Guidelines for funeral Masses Peter and Paul Catholic Church Independence, Wisconsin Wearing a mask is strongly encouraged (Masks are available at the church entrance if you need one) + Please enter the church with proper social distancing through the west center doors (facing Hwy 93) + After signing the register book, please go to the right side and up the aisle to offer your condolences to the family. + You may only offer your condolences from a social distance. + Family members who live in your house may sit together. + All others must be seated 6 feet apart and only in open pews. Communion + Per Diocese of La Crosse guidelines: If receiving communion requires you to pass someone in your pew not in your household, then everyone seated in the pew should come forward. If those coming forward are not receiving Communion, they can simply signal by crossing their arms or pass by without approaching the priest of deacon. + Maintain proper social distancing at the end of Mass and walking out of the church to the grave. + Exiting the church after Mass will be through the elevator addition only. + Maintain proper social distancing while at the graveside service. + At this time there will be no funeral luncheons served in the church.
To order memorial trees
or send flowers to the family in memory of Edward D. Halama, please visit our flower store