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Walter "Ted" Halm

September 24, 1941 January 9, 2018
Walter "Ted" Halm
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Obituary for Walter "Ted" Halm

Walter “Ted” Halm, 76, of Iowa City passed away at The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 A.M. by Reverend Gary Beckman. The family will greet friends Friday from 3 to 7 P.M. at Lensing Funeral Home in Iowa City.

A wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Private burial services will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Regina Foundation, The Bird House Hospice Home of Johnson County and Iowa City Hospice.

Ted was born in Ottawa, Illinois on September 9, 1941 to Walter and Dorothy (Zeller) Halm. He grew up in Ottawa and graduated from Marquette High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from St. Ambrose University, his master’s degree and Educational Specialist degree, both from The University of Iowa. Ted married Barbara Novotny in Iowa City on August 22, 1964. Ted and Barb moved to Iowa City in 1967.

Ted valued his free time, especially if it were spent in the outdoors, doing what he loved most; spending time with his family, golfing, fishing, camping, hunting, bowling, educating, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and most of all, biking. He participated in many Ragbrais’. In 1995, Ted and Barb took an adventure of a lifetime together and rode in the Iowa 150 ride across the United States.

He worked for the Iowa City Community School District for 36 years working with Elementary Students as a guidance counselor and for Junior High Students as an assistant principal. Prior to his retirement in 1999, Ted served as the Principal of the alternative high school.
Ted was an avid Hawkeye’s football and wrestling fan and had many good times while attending these events. He cherished his family and was so very proud of his grandchildren. He will be missed by many.

Ted is survived by his wife Barb; children, Becky (Dan) Briese of River Falls, WI, Brenda (Dave) McVay of Bainbridge Island, Washington, and Brian (Wendy) Halm of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; sister Mary Lou (Jim) Vandevender of Cedar Rapids; sister-in-law Mary Ann Halm of Cedar Rapids and 6 grandchildren, Jackie and Nathan McVay, Jack and Eddy Halm and Jane and Lars Briese.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Peter.

Previous Events





3:00 PM 1/12/2018 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/12/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

A prayer service will start at 7 pm.

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





10:00 AM 1/13/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church

630 East Davenport Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

The luncheon will be at the Coralville North Ridge Pavilion after the Service.

St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church
630 East Davenport Street Iowa City 52245 IA
United States

Cemetery Details


St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

Friends of the Animal Center Foundation

PO Box 1345
Iowa City, Iowa 52244

Regina Foundation

2140 Rochester Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52245

Iowa City Hospice

1025 Wade Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

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