Beryl Hall

Return to Class of 1945

07/24/1995Beryl Hall
Funeral services for Beryl Dwain Hall, 68, of Knoxville, who died July 24, 1995, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, were held July 28, 1995, at Bybee and Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville.

Graveside military honors were conducted by V.F.W. John Myers Post #3519, and American Legion Baty-Tucker Post #168. Burial was at Zion Cemetery in Pershing, Marion County, Iowa.
The Rev. Bob Price officiated at the services.

Pallbearers were Ben Smith, Gordon Agan, Ron Simpson, Jeff Sinnard, Dewey Fastenau and Wally Armstrong.
Honorary bearers were Rose White, Vernon Cooley and Darrel Springborn.

When Beryl Dwain Hall was born on January 31, 1927, in Johnson County, his father, Mart J. Hall was 41, and his mother Minnie Ursula Scott, was 38.

He lived in Knoxville, Marion County, Iowa in 1930. He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1945, where he excelled in basketball and was the Knoxville City Tennis Champion.

He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on May 28, 1945, and was discharged the following year.

He was a carpenter from 1947 until his retirement. He started business with his father, then formed a partnership with long-time friend, Vernon Cooley.

In later years, he formed the B&H Construction Co. He worked on the Marion County Courthouse and numerous banks and homes in this area.

He was united in marriage to Peggy Simpson in 1948.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Delno.

He is survived by two sons, Len of Knoxville, and Jeffery of Phoenix, Ariz.; a daughter Lisa Onstank, of Knoxville; and two grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Rescue Unit. Arrangements were made by Bybee and Davis Funeral Home in Knoxville.