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Hallstrom, Red Wing florist and veteran, dies at 89

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Evan Hallstrom, the third-generation owner of Hallstrom's Florist and Greenhouses, died Tuesday morning at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center. He was 89.


Hallstrom served in the U.S. Army during World War II. According to a 1995 Republican Eagle article, Hallstrom used a 8mm movie camera to record his experiences while stationed in Italy. He shot things ranging from everyday life for the soldiers to starving families scrounging for food.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.