June 7, 2010

Mr. Buel Thaddeus Hall

     Buel Thaddeus Hall, age 85, of River Falls, Wisconsin, formerly of Hackleburg, Alabama, passed away Monday, June 7, 2010, at the River Falls Area Hospital.

Private funeral service held at the Cashman-Hill funeral Home in River Falls, Wisconsin. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers, Edward Hall, Jim Larsen, Nathan Pomeroy, Matthew Pomeroy, Samuel Larsen, and Hunter Hall. Honorary Pallbearers, Harold and Joseph Hall.

Mr. Hall was born August 1, 1924, in Hackleburg, Alabama, to the late William Levi and Ethie Patterson Hall. He married Joan Audrey Foster, September 5, 1953 and Dolores Wilson, February 8, 1992. Both have preceded him in death.

Buel left school in the 9th grade to help support his family. As part of the New Deal, he was accepted in the Welding Vocational training program in the Mobile, Alabama shipyards as an apprentice welder. He served in the Army throughout the entire Pacific Campaign during WWII, notably in the New Guinea Campaign and in the Invasion of the Philippines. After the war, he remained in the Army, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked as a Journeyman Lithographic Pressman, primarily with Ladendorf Brothers' Printing in Chicago, Illinois for over 20 years. In his later years, he served as a handy-man for the Foster Associates, fixing and maintaining their properties. Buel was a Drag Racer for a number of years and a true "Car Guy", for many years, augmenting his income as a "shade tree" mechanic. He was a good Christian man and attended the Baptist Church. Buel will probably be remembered for his sense of humor and playful nature. A
gregarious and outgoing person, he helped many people, sometimes total strangers, especially with their car issues.

He is survived by 3 children, Patricia Jo (James) Larsen, Edward Foster Hall, and Dianne (Jerry) Matejka; 5 grandchildren, Nathan Pomeroy, Matthew Pomeroy, Katherine Matejka, Samuel Larson, Hunter Hall, and Joseph Hall; and 1 brother, Bures Hall.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Joan Audrey Foster Hall and Dolores Wilson Hall; his parents, William Levi and Ethie Patterson Hall; 4 sisters, Leona, Vernell, Agnes, and Nona; and 1 brother, Buford.

Cashman-Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Service of River Falls, WI., assisted the family with arrangements.

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