A celebration of Rick?s life will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at Rupp Funeral Home & Cremation Service Chapel in Chisholm, with visitation one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Fr. Frank Perkovich will officiate.

Richard Noel ?The Rickster? Halldorson, 37, of Minnetonka, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017. He was born December 9, 1979, in Grand Forks, ND, to Barb and Randy Halldorson. He graduated from Central High School in 1998 and attended Northland Technical College. Rick met the love of his life and best friend, Pamela (Zalec) Halldorson, in 2006. They were inseparable from the moment they met, and immediately knew they were soulmates. His love for her was immeasurable.

To know him was to love him. Rick had captivating blue eyes and a smile that lit up every room. He was the life of the party, and the one you looked forward to seeing at gatherings. Rick was a natural with children; they always looked up to him as their ?Ricky?. He was incredibly kind and the first to lend a hand or open a door. He loved music and writing songs on his guitar. He always knew how to make you feel special and safe, and was best known for his humor and making everyone laugh.

Rick was preceded in death by his father, Randy Halldorson; grandfather, Noel Thompson; and grandparents, William Halldorson and Dorothy Hanson.

He is survived by his devoted wife, Pamela, whom he married on August 21, 2010, of Minnetonka, MN, and their special fur-son, Maxwell. Also surviving are his parents, Barb and Randy Knudson of Manvel, ND; grandmother, Shirley Thompson of Grand Forks, ND; parents-in-law, Steve and Catherine Zalec of Chisholm, MN; siblings, Kristi (Tim) Buck of Manvel, ND, Amy Halldorson of Grand Forks, ND, Tina (Justin) Docken; and many nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, and countless friends, especially Indalecio, Mike, Bryan, and Matt.