Journal Staff Report
Devils Lake native Jim Halvorson was remembered on Friday afternoon at Central Middle School with a plaque in his name.
Halvorson was working at his desk in the World Trade Center when planes hit the Twin Towers killing Jim and 2,751 others.
Halvorson was a 1963 graduate of Devils Lake with a passion in music. He was known as a great drummer.
He was also known for his intensity and drive, having worked his way up to head Marsh and McLennan’s Global Infrastructure Group.
Jim was also someone who put his family first. he was survived by his wife, Maureen; son, Doug; two grandchildren; his mother; sisters Jeanne and Kate; three nieces; and one nephew. Jim’s wife, son, and sister and her family traveled from New York, Vermont and Florida to attend the event.
“This is a wonderful tribute and we are honored and humbled,” said his son Doug Halvorson.
Jim’s family appreciated everyone who showed up for the event.
“Jim would be honored that you are all here today,” said his sister Kate Halvorson.
Family members have established a fund to support music program needs in the Devils Lake Public Schools. Friends of Jim Halvorson and his family are invited to support the initiative with gifts to the Devils Lake School Foundation at 1601 College Drive N, Devils Lake ND 58301.