In Memory of Julian "Jule" Halverson
- Died: 13-May-1928
- Spring 1927
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Details about Julian
- Julian was survived by two brothers, also Ripon alumni: Lester and Clifford.
Statements in Memory of Julian
- The sudden death of Julian Halverson, sophomore, on May 13, stirred the campus as no other event ever stirred it. When news of the loss of one of its greatest athletes reached its gates, the Crimson campus experienced a tremendous feeling of sentiment.
Only a sophomore, Julian had already won his letters in football and basketball, and was counted upon as a regular guard in both sports next year as a result of his superior work on the gridiron and court during the last campaigns.
Entering from Madison East High School in 1926, where Julian was a stalwart in all sports, he entered Ripon, the Alma Mater of his two brothers, Lester and Clifford. He won a regular berth on Doehling's football team and Rippe's basketball quint in his sophomore year. Under the leadership of his brother, Capt. Cliff Halverson, "Jule" produced superior results on the basketball court.
Julian was a popular member of Theta Sigma Tau. His sudden siege came as a result of a slight cold which developed after playing catch with a number of his fraternity brothers. He fell to the ground delirious and was rushed to a Fond du Lac hospital by Athletic Director Carl Doehling, where he died early Sunday morning of spinal meningitis and flu.
Special funeral services were held in the college chapel. Classes were dismissed for a period of solemn prayer.
- From a memoriam page in the 1928 Crimson, his sophomore year.
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Information about Julian's life has been collected from
- The Crimson, the Ripon College annual yearbook, Ripon College, Ripon, WI