Carl Edward Hall

Joe Denoyer - June 28, 2020 1:21 pm

Carl Edward Hall, age 89, of Elkhart, Kansas, passed away peacefully at his home in rural Morton County, on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

He was born September 5, 1930, in Elkhart, Kansas, the son of James A. and Madge R. (Holcomb) Hall. He lived in the Elkhart area his entire life. He was the fourth child of twelve siblings.

Carl served his country when he was drafted into the United States Army on April 18, 1951. He was a Corporal with the 15th Constabulary Squadron. After an honorable discharge, he returned home to continue farming in April of 1953.

He started farming with $2,000.00 in debt and an old “D” John Deere tractor. To support his family, Carl had a long career involving different jobs such as; custom cutting, swathing and baling, rough necking in the oil fields, building farm machinery, and growing crops. For many years, he worked all day in the fields farming and then at night he worked in the oil fields.

On November 7, 1955, Carl married Margaret A. Hall, and they raised three sons and three daughters.

Carl had an interest in flying, and purchased an Aero-Coupe airplane and enjoyed flying over his crops. He also enjoyed spending time attending and competing at antique tractor pulls. There were times when he would be competing against his sons, Sam and Tom.

He loved children and often would find his grandchildren sitting on his lap. He provided old fashion homemade toys to entertain his grandkids. One summer he made hoola-hoops, stilts, and birdhouses. He always had old jeeps, scooters, and 4-wheelers for the kids to drive around the farm. One summer he gathered turtles for a turtle race for the fair. He made a tire swing and hung it up for the girls. He loved for his grandchildren to visit the farm during the summer months. Carl often reminisced and remarked “those were the best days of my life”.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret of Elkhart; children, Donna Heincker and husband Dwight of Spring Hill, Sam Hall of Liberal, Tom Hall and wife Debra of Sylvia, and Patrick Hall and girlfriend Pam Dolan of Topeka; siblings, Carol Hall, Mary Ansagar, John L. Hall, Gene Hall, and James Keith Hall; and ten grandchildren.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Victor, Richard, Marvin and Max; sisters, Claudia Reason and Phyllis Cramer; infant son, James LaDuke Hall; daughters, Peggy Hall and Carla Nelson; and grandchildren, Carl and Maggie Hall.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Elkhart, Kansas, with Pastor Jim Cunningham officiating. Friends may call on Monday, June 29, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart, Kansas. Interment will follow at the Elkhart Cemetery with military rites by VFW Point Rock Post #3162. In memory of Carl, memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. 854, Elkhart, Kansas 67950. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com