Halvorsons celebrate 50th anniversary On June 19, 1949 Roma Dibbert and Robert Halvorson were married at Meldal Lutheran Church near Center Point, rural Viborg. On Saturday, June 19, they enjoyed their 50th anniversary at Riverside Park in Yankton, sharing their day with their children and their families: Judy from San Antonio, TX, Jerry from Rapid City, Duane from Littleton, CO, Keith from Wakonda, Arlen from Rogers, AR, Paul from Dallas, TX and Amy from Knoxville, TN. They have 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Sunday morning their great-granddaughter, Remy Levy, daughter of Jeanne and David Levy of Dallas, TX was baptized. Tom and Amy Montoya were her sponsors.
After the services at Pleasant Valley they all gathered at the Riverside Park again for the third Halvorson Family Reunion. Bob's brothers Harold and Helge Halvorson, his sisters, Miriam Nelson and Bonnie Torczon and their families were joined by cousins Allan, Jon and Ben Bjordal and Dorrit Reeves, Helen Miller and Marjorie Lindsey and families.
Family members came from California, Michigan, Nebraska, Texas, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama and South Dakota.
Bob and Roma moved to their farm southeast of Wakonda in 1954 where they still reside.