Russell Hall

Russell T. Hall, Age 44, New Rockford, ND, formerly of Hermiston, OR, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018, at his home.

Russell Teddy Hall was born on April 16, 1974, in Honolulu, HI. The oldest son of Gary and Roma (Huff) Hall.  He grew up in Baker, OR, before moving to Hermiston in 1984. He attended School in Baker and Hermiston, graduating from Hermiston High School in 1992. Later he attend ITT Technical Institute graduating in 2002.

He was united in marriage to Heather Lund on September 6, 2008, in Umatilla, OR. The two met by chance, their family friend Karen set them up on a blind date and it was almost love at first sight.  Together they made their lives in Stanfield, OR, where they had two beautiful children. Angelina came just a year after they were married on September 24, 2009, and Theodore was born on the stormy night of April 23, 2012. In 2016, they moved their family to New Rockford, ND, for a better job opportunity and to be close to Heather's family. Russell worked in retail for 14 years before getting hired at Dakota Growers Pasta Plant where he found work he truly loved as a machine operator.

Russell loved spending time with his family. They would spend Sundays as their family day and went on many outings. He enjoyed thrift store shopping, always looking for a great find. He enjoyed camping with his family, and riding bike with his kids. He spent time playing video games watching movies and listening to music all which helped with his enthusiasm with trivia.

He was a dedicated husband and father; he did everything he could for his family. He never gave up on caring for them no matter how hard things were or how much pain he was in.

He was a member of New Rockford Evangelical Free Church, where he ran the sound board for services.

Russell is survived by his wife Heather Hall of New Rockford; his two children Angelina 8, and Theodore 6, both still at home; parents Gary and Roma Hall, Hermiston, OR; brother Travis (Andrea) Hall, Redmond, Or; sister Stephanie (Andrew) Walchi, Hermiston OR; 7 aunts and uncles and 14 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Russell and Grace Hall; maternal grandparents Theodore and Lois Huff; and one aunt Inez Andreas.


In lieu of flowers memorials can be made directly to the family.


Tuesday, 9AM-5PM in Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford, ND.

Funeral Service:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at 2:00PM in Evangelical Free Church, New Rockford, ND.


Posted Condolences:
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Name: Linda Zollman

Date: 5-31-18

Message: You were a big hearted guy who loved to tease and play tricks on your co workers. You will be missed. When I read about this, my heart broke for your family as you were all so close. Carry on Russell, make heaven a little bit better place.



Name: Poppy Bateman Plowman

Message: I am so sorry. I loved Russ, he always had a kind word to say about everyone. Even when we disagreed about politics.


Name: Katie Neely

Date: 5/30/2018You

Message: You'll be missed by all. You made a great mascot for our school. You always said hi and you were great at your job. God must have something planned for you up in Heaven. To the family, may you find peace while you go through his  funeral, and always remember that your Heavenly Father loves you and Russell will be watching over you.



Name: Paul Hall

Date: 05/29/2018

Message: Russell, you will be missed by many.  I still remember when you and your brother stayed with us in John Day, and you rode in the fire truck. I'm sure you will continue that ride where you are now.


Name: Martha Clark lewis

Date: May 29

Message: You were a great friend and a good guy


Name: Rich and Cindy Lund

Date: May 28 2018

Message:  We were saddened to hear of Russell's passing .  He was such a nice man. We met him when the family moved to ND  and Rich had a chance to work with him for a short time. Russell came to talk with Rich when Rich became ill and came to tell us good bye when we left.... Russell was so easy to talk to ... you are all in our prayers


Name: Brandi Sullivan

Date: 05/27/2018

Message: My condolences to Russell's family. Russell will be forever remembered. Rest easy Russ.


Name: Michael and Linda Seefeldt

Date: 05/26/2018

Message: May God comfort Russell's family during this difficult time.  Rest in Peace, Russell.  We will remember you fondly as you always had a smile and shared a laugh and friendship.  God bless.


Name: Hilah

Date: 5/25/2018

Message: My heart hurts for the family, I send all my love to you Heather. I'm always here if you need anything. I hope that you can take some comfort in knowing that one day you will be reunited in heaven.



Date: 5/25/2018

Message: We will miss Russell, he'll always be in our hearts. I'm sure he'll be keeping heaven laughing with his quick wit