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Howard Eugene Hall

Howard Eugene Hall, age 73, of Cokato, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007 at the Buffalo Hospital.

He was born Sept. 23, 1933 at Burlingame, Kans. to Thomas and Nellie (Coffman) Hall.

Howard served in the US Navy as a sonar technician aboard the submarine Trumpetfish.

He attended Kansas State University in Manhattan and took a job with the Federal Aviation Administration as a systems engineer, retiring from the Farmington, Minn. office in 1990. Since then, he owned and operated Gunstop Enterprises in Glen Lake.

Howard married Joyce (Anderson) Swenson Feb. 20, 1993 in Minnetonka, and they have lived on Cokato Lake the past year.

Howard attended Albion Evangelical Free Church in rural Cokato and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce, of Cokato; children, Susan (Mark) Pannwitz of Parker, Colo., Brent (Sue) Hall of Mound, and Sara (Jerry) Traver of Chaska; stepchildren, Sharon (Wayne) Johnson of Raleigh, N.C., David (Dawn) Swenson of Maple Grove, and Eric Swenson of Kansas City, Mo.; grandchildren, Andrew, Spencer, Naomi, Sam, Bennett, Mason, Kaitlyn, Brittni, Callie, Marshal, and Brittney; sister, Helen Stout of Burlingame, Kans.; and Glen and Shirley Jennings of Burlingame, Kans.

Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at the Albion Evangelical Free Church with the Rev. Philip Geoffrion officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Friends called Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Annandale. Visitation continued Thursday one hour prior to the services at the church.

The arrangements were entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Annandale.

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