Winsome “Winnie” A. O’Brien Halverson, 68, of McGregor died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minn. from complications of a recent heart surgery.
She was born Nov. 28, 1945 in Boscobel, the daughter of Everett and Helen (Olson) O’Brien. She grew up on the family farm and worked in Human Services for Crawford County for many years. She married William Halverson on Sept. 19, 1997 in Prairie du Chien. Winnie worked at the Coaches Restaurant and Zinkle’s Piggly Wiggly in Prairie du Chien. She then managed the Alexander Hotel Café for several years. She was always active in her community and family life, and enjoyed her membership in the First Lutheran Church of McGregor.