Carl E. Hallers, 84


Carl Edward Hallers, 84, of Taylor Springs, died on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, at 7:15 a.m. at Hillsboro Area Hospital.

Cremation rites were accorded. A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, Sept. 3, at Wares Grove Cemetery in Butler. Friends may meet at 9:30 a.m., at Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home to proceed to the cemetery. Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mr. Hallers was born on Aug. 1, 1937, in Hillsboro, to the late Virgil and Nina (Rufus) Hallers. He married Wilma Garmon on Aug. 26, 1957, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hillsboro.

Mr. Hallers attended Hillsboro High School. He worked for Eagle-Picher Industries, which later became the Eagle Zinc Company, and later the Coffeen Coal Mine. Mr. Hallers was the mayor of Taylor Springs for 42 years, and continued to be an active member of the Taylor Springs Board. He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Hillsboro, the Mt. Moriah Chapter of Masons and the Hillsboro Moose Lodge. He loved to bowl on the Hillsboro Bowling League, and enjoyed the outdoors and mowing.

Mr. Hallers is survived by his wife; children, Brenda Steele of Raymond, Connie (husband, David Jr.) Calufetti of Virginia Beach, VA, and Bruce Hallers of Litchfield; four grandchildren, David Calufetti III, Shannon Harris, Todd Steele and Sara Jenkins; six great-grandchildren; and siblings, Barbara Camfield, Donna Moler and Patricia Hallers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Lula Calhoun.

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