Friday, November 6, 2015
ELDON W. HALL
Born January 21, 1927, in Medford, the youngest child of William Emory and Lucy Pearl (Buchanan) Hall, he was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Mildred Bartelt, Orville Hall, and Doris Mikul.
After graduating from Medford High School, Eldon spent several years traveling out West working on farms. Returning to Medford, he owned and operated a dairy farm and repaired small engines. He married Mildred Alice DeBoer in 1951. After the birth of his first two daughters, he stopped farming and came to Medford and worked at a service station. He quickly left that to become an entrepreneur, owning and operating his own businesses including: Hall Distributing Company, Hall of Frames, Aimm Ad Agency, Mil-Don Manufacturing Company, Hall Sales & Service, Hall's Monument Co., Hall Made Manufacturing Company, and Manufacturer's Supply.
He not only took pride in his business and family, he enjoyed the friends he made and was an active lifelong member of the Medford community. He was involved in the initial assessment of land that would later become Camp Forest Springs. Eldon served on the Medford School Board and was a charter member of First Baptist Church, Medford, serving in numerous capacities.
Eldon loved his surviving wife Mildred of 64 years, his seven children Cheryl (Ron) Cathey, Susan Hall, who preceded him in death, Bill (Sandy) Hall, Sandra (Leon) Youngblood, Kurt (Barb) Hall, Cindy (Joseph) Harrison, Dan Hall, two foster children, Cindy (Mike) Gibson, Craig (Mary) Hillegas, his 22 grandchildren and his 14 great-grandchildren. He enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, bird-watching and meeting people. He had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and wanted everyone he met to know his Lord.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church, Medford, 670 West Broadway, Monday, November 9, 6:00 – 8:00 PM and November 10, 9:00 AM until time of service. The funeral service will held Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:30 AM also at First Baptist Church, with Pastor Brian Wipf officiating. Interment will follow at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II. Lunch will be served after the service at the church. Grandchildren will be serving as pallbearers.
The family wishes memorials or gifts in honor of Eldon Hall and in lieu of flowers be designated to Forest Springs, Inc., N8890 Forest Lane, Westboro, WI 54490 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, 670 West Broadway, Medford, WI 54451.