Loran T. Hall, 62, of Sartell
Nov. 22, 1955 – July 4, 2018
Loran T. Hall, 62, of Sartell, died suddently July 4 at his home. His funeral was held July 11 at the Cathedral of St. Mary in St. Cloud. The Revs. Steven Binsfeld, Scott Pogatchnik, Timothy Baltes and Eugene Doyle concelebrated the Mass. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids.
Loran Thomas was born Nov. 22, 1955, in St. Cloud to James and Pauline (Kammermeier) Hall. He married Bonnie Jones on Aug. 25, 1978, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. The hallmark of his life was his devotion to his family, his faith and his community. Hall was present wherever he went, often quiet yet exhibiting an inner strength that could always be relied upon. Firm in his convictions, he treated all he encountered with deep respect. He lived his Catholic faith with dignity and honor. He will be sorely missed by his family, his friends and the community he served so well.
Hall and his brothers John and Dan, were the fourth-generation owners and operators of the downtown landmark business, Mathew Hall Lumber Co., where he served as president. His undying commitment to his community was evidenced by his active membership and participation with St. Francis Xavier church; the Knights of Columbus; the Central Minnesota Community Foundation; Community Giving; College of St. Benedict Board of Directors; President of the Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corp.; Central Minnesota Development Corp.; and President of St. Cloud Opportunities.
Hall was a graduate of Cathedral High School, attended St. John’s University and graduated from St. Cloud Technical & Community College.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie, to whom he was devoted; his children and grandchildren of whom he was incredibly proud: David and D’vorah Hall and their children Asher & Zephaniah of Hudson, Wisconsin; Angela and Ryan Schultz and their soon-to-be-born son of St. Louis Park; Lauren Josephine and William Wittrock and their children Hazel, Herbert and August of St. Joseph; Lt. Samuel and Lt. Sophie Hall, USN, and their daughter Penelope of Jacksonville, Florida; parents, he honored, James and Pauline Hall of St. Cloud; siblings he respected and relied upon, Sharon Hall (James Page) of Coon Rapids, Karen (Tim) Miller of Coon Rapids, John (Nancy) Hall of St. Cloud, Daniel (Julie) Hall of St. Cloud, Ann Crepeau (Don Tremblay) of Crystal Lake, Illinois; and mother-in-law who, like his parents, he honored, Dar Jones of Venice, Florida. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Walter “Wally” Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Cathedral High School and Birthline.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.