Richard Stephen Halloran, 64, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in Chatfield, MN.
Dick was born September 26, 1957 to Jim and Marian (Schoenfelder) Halloran in Chatfield, MN, the second youngest of nine children. His time growing up on the farm with his siblings was often the topic of fond memories and stories. He graduated from Chatfield High School and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Dick married Denise Ann Amy of Chatfield on August 11th, 1979 and raised their four sons Jeremiah, Jared, Jake, and Jesse in Oak Harbor, WA and Chatfield, MN.
Dick enlisted in the service in September 1976. When he left the United States Navy in January 1988 as an Air Traffic Controller Petty Officer 1st Class, he continued his career at the Rochester International Airport until his retirement in 2013. Throughout his career, he worked part-time as a bus driver and substitute teacher. He also operated a driver’s training business in Chatfield that kept him busy for years after retirement.
Dick’s passion was supporting his boys and grandchildren by attending their sporting events and school activities. He enjoyed cheering for Minnesota and Chatfield sports teams, boating, driving through the countryside, listening to Jimmy Buffett, and referencing Seinfeld. He will be remembered for his patience, kindness, and quick wit.
Dick is survived by his wife Denise; son Jeremiah (Ann), grandchildren Cooper, Caleb, Aubrey, and Noah of Chatfield; son Jared (Allie), granddaughter Nora, and baby due March 2022 of Chatfield; son Jake (Jessica Patzner), grandson Titan of Rochester; son Jesse (Natalie), grandson Ian of Prior Lake; brother Tom (Deb) Halloran; brother Mike (Donna) Halloran; sister Maureen (Jerry) Barry; sister Sharon (Bob) Claude; brother Jerry (Lois) Halloran; sister Margi Halloran; sister Mary Lu (Steve) Risewick; sister Beth (Dani Roach) Halloran; and several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Chatfield, MN at 10:30am on Monday, December 27th. Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery – Preston at 12pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials for Dick can be directed to Chatfield Community Food Shelf.
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