Raymond Hallenberger Obituary
 
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Raymond J. Hallenberger

December 4, 1918 - December 9, 2013
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Raymond J. "Ray" Hallenberger, of Evansville, passed away in his home Monday, December 9, 2013. A native of Evansville, he graduated from Reitz High School and attended Purdue University. He retired as president of Hallenberger, Inc. in 1983. The business had its beginnings from his grandfather's blacksmith shop on Upper Mt. Vernon Rd. He was born December 4, 1918, the only child of Edna Christina (Bumb) and John Henry Hallenberger. He married Betty Westlund on October 20, 1945 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty; three children, Linda Hillenbrand, Sylvia (Bernard) Klein, Donald Hallenberger; four...
Raymond J. "Ray" Hallenberger, of Evansville, passed away in his home Monday, December 9, 2013.

A native of Evansville, he graduated from Reitz High School and attended Purdue University. He retired as president of Hallenberger, Inc. in 1983. The business had its beginnings from his grandfather's blacksmith shop on Upper Mt. Vernon Rd.

He was born December 4, 1918, the only child of Edna Christina (Bumb) and John Henry Hallenberger. He married Betty Westlund on October 20, 1945 in Indianapolis. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Betty; three children, Linda Hillenbrand, Sylvia (Bernard) Klein, Donald Hallenberger; four grandchildren, Dawn (Ken) Crowley, Staci (Larry) Marshall, Sarah Hallenberger and Paul Klein; four great-grandchildren John C. (Kelsey) Hillenbrand, Melissa Crowley, Grayson Marshall, Eleanor Marshall; and one great, great-granddaughter, Chloe Hillenbrand.

Ray was a member of the Evansville West Side Nut Club, Jaycee Old Timers Club, Evansville Masonic Lodge #64, Evansville Scottish Rite, Hadi Temple, and the Royal Order of Jesters, Court 102.

In 1977 he received the outstanding 'Distributor of the Year Award' from the National Truck Body & Equipment Association. He served as past director of the Chamber and Commerce Highway and Safety Committee, the Evansville Downtown Kiwanis Club, Boys & Girls Club, and a former member of the Elks Club #116, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #427, Indiana Motor Truck Association, and the Evansville Country Club.

In addition to his civic accomplishments, Ray was a man of high integrity with strong moral and work ethics. He was a faithful and loving husband and father; devoting his entire life to providing for the security of his family. He loved mechanics and could fix anything from a broken washing machine to the complexities of an overhead crane. He found great joy in sharing his talents generously with family, friends, and business associates.

He was a third generation member of St. John's United Church of Christ Downtown. In 1960, he was a founding member of John's East United Church of Christ, serving on the Building & Finance Committees.

The family would like to thank Karin Willett, who was a long time caregiver to Raymond.

Private services will be held with burial in Alexander Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, 7000 Lincoln Ave, Evansville 47715 or to Hadi Temple Transportation Fund, 1 Walnut St, Evansville 47701. Condolences may be made online at www.Alexander EastChapel.com.

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