Gary Duane Hall
Gary D. Hall, 81, was called home by his Lord and Savior on March 15, 2022, at Mosaic Hospital in St. Joseph. He was born March 16, 1940 in Maddock, ND, the son of Einar and Edna (Pederson) Hall.
Gary graduated from Fargo Central High School, class of 1958. Following graduation, he attended the University of North Dakota before joining the Air Force. He served four years total; stationed in San Antonio, TX for a year and then splitting remaining time in Germany and at the Pentagon. While serving in the military, Gary was a team member of a group who wrote the first program to allow Airmen to transfer from one station assignment to another without a bulky packet of orders. After the Air Force, Gary spent his career in Information Technology as a computer programmer; working in a variety of industries including banking, education, and the medical field.
In 1987, he met and married the love of his life, Jean (Stahl) Hall. They celebrated 34 years of marriage this past November. Gary loved spending time with his family. He loved road trips with his family and especially the beach and island vacations. He enjoyed bowling, golf, playing softball and in later years, fishing with his son and grandsons. He was passionate about watching sports of all kinds; including years of cheering on grandchildren and nieces and nephews who played soccer, baseball, football and basketball. He was a huge fan of NDSU football, KU basketball, Royals baseball and was especially thrilled to see his Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl.
Gary was a man of strong faith. Along with their wedding vows, he and Jeannie made a commitment to each other and to God that they would grow their faith and serve in their local church wherever they lived. He touched many lives through the years through serving as a deacon, leading Sunday School classes for both adults and children, and leading a small group. He believed young people need an introduction to Jesus early in life and he found great joy in serving in VBS, AWANA, and with youth group. He always surrounded himself with other godly men who were an inspiration to him. Gary was secure in knowing he would spend eternity in Heaven with Christ.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by three brothers, John, Steven, and Lannis Hall. Gary is survived by his wife, Jeannie, a brother Ron Hall (KC), two children Shelly (Ogi) Mayer (Warren) of Columbia, MO and Scott (Dawn) Ogi of Sugar Hill, GA; 10 grandchildren, Nate (Hannah) Herndon, Mary Elizabeth (Joshua) Palmer, Claire Herndon, Eli Mayer, Jacob (Kate) Ogi, Katelyn (Myles) Wells, Madison Ogi, Tyler Strittmatter, Joseph Ogi, and Lilian Ogi; 4 great-grandchildren, Avery Herndon, Murphy Herndon, Maryn Ogi and Eliza Ogi; an abundance of brother and sister-in-laws, and a host of nieces and nephews.
A visitation time will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 followed by a Celebration of Life at the First Baptist Church in Maysville, Missouri. A private graveside ceremony for immediate family will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Mosaic Hospital ICU Nurses ~ In honor of Gary Hall in gratitude for the excellent care he received while there.
or The American Cancer Society.