LuAnn K. Hall, age 60, of Boyceville, WI died unexpectly on Monday, December 23, 2013 from a heart attack, which is tragic as she had the biggest heart of anyone her family knew.
She was born February 6, 1953 in Menomonie, WI to Gaylord and Betty Mae (Hanson) Johnson. She was raised on the Best Valley dairy farm near Downing, WI. LuAnn attended the first grade in Best Valley School, a one-room schoolhouse before tranferring to Connorsville Grade School when the district consolidated. She graduated from Boyceville High School and later Eau Claire Vo Tech.
She worked in Minneapolis, MN at First National Bank for several years and there she met her husband Alfred Hall. Al owned a carnival game and they spent the first few years of their marriage traveling around the country with Gopher State Expositions and Don’s Amusements. LuAnn would later describe these years as “living on quarters.”
When their son Jim was born they moved back to Minneapolis. Ten years later their son Charles was born. Whatever LuAnn did she did 100 percent and with passion. She believed in the dignity of all lives and approached the world with a lively sense of humor and an open heart. Most days she could be found going about her day singing a song (usually an oldie but a goodie). Her son Charlie joined in her many songs as a duet. When she moved back to Boyceville she immersed herself into making the lives of her neighbors better. She became an advocate for parents with autistic children. Her son Charlie was born with autism. She was one of the founders of the Boyceville Food Harvest Ministry and when she heard there was a need for winter coats, she helped found the Coat Closet. Every fall she helped collect school supplies for local schools. LuAnn will be missed by everyone who knew her. One of the things she loved best was spending time with her granddaughter Skyler. Together they would create cards, bake goodies and spend many happy hours visiting.
LuAnn is preceded in death by her mother Betty Johnson, infant brother Gary and husband Alfred.
LuAnn is survived by two sons James (Jennifer) Hall of Emerald, WI and Charles Hall of Boyceville, WI; granddaughter Skyler Hall; father Gaylord Johnson of Boyceville, WI; three sisters and a brother: Linda (Elmer) Laitala of Ogilvie, MN, Karen Johnson of Eau Claire, WI, Terri Volk (Mark Berg) of Knapp, WI, and Galen (Kathi) Johnson of Minong, WI, niece Stephanie Laitala Rupp (John Rupp) of St. Paul, MN and nephews AJ and Joshua Volk of Knapp, WI. She is further survived by other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Funeral services was held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Boyceville with Reverend Timothy Matthaie officiating. Interment of cremains will be at a later date at West Akers Cemetery in the Township of New Haven, WI. Friends may call at the Anderson Funeral Home on Friday, December 27, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.