Eldon J. Hall, 67, dies

Eldon John Hall , 67, died August 11, 2014 peacefully in his sleep at his home on Birch Lake in Ely, after an eight year battle with COPD.
He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Alvin and Mildred (Fredlund) Hall on October 26,1946.
Eldon grew up in Ely and graduated from Ely Memorial High School in 1965 where he played high school basketball and football. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1969 and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School where he received his degree in law. He moved back to Ely where he opened his private practice on April 1, 1973. He also worked in the Mn. Judicial system for 30 years. He was an Assistant St. Louis County Attorney from 1974-1982, a Judge for the 6th Judicial District, 1982-1988 and an Assistant St. Louis County Public Defender from 1989 until he retired in 2004.
Eldon was a proud member of the Mn. Air National Guard, 148th Division in Duluth MN, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 22 years of service.
Eldon’s favorite place was Birch Lake. He enjoyed his fishing, gardening and deer hunting, and the past years playing on the computer. His favorite memories were camping and fishing with his mom, dad and sister on Lake Insula, and picking fresh peas with Grandma Fredlund on the farm. His most enjoyable times was when he played with the boys in their band “Forth Storey” where he played lead guitar. And his favorite gig was the second week of deer camp at the Viking Tavern.
He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Mildred Hall, and uncle Dale Fredlund. Montana.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane (LaBuda); his son lan and granddaughter Chelsea Sheebloom, both of Minneapolis; sister Rebecca (George) Frame and nieces: Leslie, Ashley and Rachael and their families, all of New Hampshire; aunts and uncles: Nin (Enid) Fredlund, Minneapolis, Bud and JoAnn Fredlund of Texas and Dean and Paula Fredlund, British Columbia; father-in-law: William LaBuda, Cloquet; special cousins, David Prosen and Vance Hall, and many more; longtime friend Bill Spang and so many other wonderful friends, extended family and neighbors; his four dogs and his buddy, Cozy Kitty.
His many struggles and battles are now over. May he rest in peace.
Per his wishes there will be no services. A private celebration will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Kerntz Funeral Home.