Reubene Earl Halle

July 6, 1945 - May 3, 2016
Reubene Earl Halle

Reubene “Earl” Halle, age 70, passed away at the Gulfside Hospice Care Center at Heather Hill.  Born to Reuben Halle and Rachel Chidester in Devils Lake, ND, on July 6th, 1945, Earl entered the US Navy on March 28, 1963 and served in Vietnam.  Earl remained a Reservist for several years after active duty.  In 1985, he was transferred to Clearwater, FL from Eagan, MN while he was working for Lockheed Martin as a field engineer.  He became very active in the Rotary club and served as president twice.  With them he participated in Students 4 Tomorrow’s Leaders and was past president of their international motorcycle group.  Earl was president of Retreads and was a member of the VFW.  He was also a city councilman and vice mayor of Oldsmar.

Aside from his parents, Earl is preceded in death by two wives: Judy and Adriana, and his brother Warren.  He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Barbara; Daughters: Julie Carta (Bruce), Ginger Manton (Rob), and Laura Smith (Troy); Stepson Tommy Riley (Mandi); 5 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren.

A gathering of friends and family will be held at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home on Friday May 6th from 12pm-2pm, followed by a memorial service at 2pm.

Arrangements by Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home


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  • May 05, 2016
    Wayne and Karen Halle says:
    Remember wonderful Friday nights when Earl's family would come down to our farm when we got our first television. Rachel (Earl's mother) always brought a cake. Such good memories. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  • May 13, 2016
    Carol Draney says:
    Just read about the passing of Earl. My heart is so sad. I grew up next door to Earl and his brother Warren. I remember the day Earl left to join the Navy and he served his country with pride. I have wonderful memories of he Halle family. My heart and prayers to out to his family.