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Harold "Hal" R. Holmberg

October 22, 1938 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 81)

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Harold “Hal” Holmberg, age 81 of New Lisbon, WI died on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Elroy Health Services in Elroy, WI.  Hal was the son of Albert E. and Elsie (Reynolds) Holmberg and was born on October 22, 1938 in Chicago, IL.  Hal graduated from Washburn High School in Chicago in 1956, and later went on to college.  He met Mary Elizabeth Helf while in school and they later married on September 30, 1961 at St. Marks Lutheran Church in Chicago.  Hal was drafted into the United States Army in 1962.  Hal and Mary moved to California, Arizona, Texas and then back to Chicago.  They retired and moved to New Lisbon in 2002.

Hal enjoyed square dancing, shooting pool, bowling and working on cars.  Hal and Mary especially enjoyed going on cruises. 

Hal is survived by his wife Mary of New Lisbon, a son Craig (Stacie North) Holmberg of Elgin, IL, a daughter Karen (Tom) Ischkum of Schaumburg, IL, grandchildren Amanda, Lisa and Molly, and 2 nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Joan, a brother-in-law Miles and a nephew.

A graveside service at Scandinavian Cemetery in Rockford, IL will take place at a later date.  The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services.  Online condolences available at

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