Jon Halverson, owner of Albion Self Storage in Edgerton, Wis., died Sunday after his lawnmower overturned. The 52-year-old Stoughton, Wis., resident is survived by his wife, Rachael, and adult children, Ben, 22, and Bailie, 18.
Halverson also owned Forever Sandfill & Limestone Inc. on Oak Park Road in Deerfield, Wis. Over the years, he clashed with nearby property owners, who claimed blasting at the site was damaging their buildings including St. Paul’s Liberty Lutheran Church, according to the source.
In response to the controversy, city officials passed new mining and blasting ordinances in 2015. Halverson called them “more restrictive than what makes sense” and “impossible to comply with.” He didn’t apply for a new license after his expired in December. The city approved a new mining operator’s license in March that would allow Halverson to sell the rock already mined on the site, the source reported.
Born in 1964 in Madison, Wis., Halverson graduated from Stoughton High School in 1983. He began working for the family business, Jim Halverson Trucking, when he was 16. Later, he opened several businesses including Jon Halverson Trucking Inc., Halverson Logistics Inc., J&R Halverson Farms LLC and JHTI Shop LLC.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at West Koshkonong Lutheran Church in Stoughton. Visitation will take place 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Cress Funeral Home in Stoughton, Wis., and 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the church. A formal obituary can be found on the Cress website.
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