Hallquist, Billy D. Age 65 of St. Paul passed away October 12th, 2015. Preceded in death by parents, Einar and Babe Hallquist; and two brothers- in-law, Bill Grevlos and Jim Lesney. Billy was a caring, generous, knowledgeable man with a thoughtful, reflective nature. His story proudly began in Sioux Falls, SD in 1949. He moved to Minneapolis and attended Nokomis Jr and Roosevelt Sr high schools where many life-long friendships developed. Billy's heartfelt love of music led to lasting friendships and experiences that had a profound impact on his life. As both a singer and songwriter, Billy Hallquist's music career spanned 50 years. His ability to tell stories captivated friends and family. His storytelling through his music charmed audiences. The support received during his recent medical battle was a source of great relief and genuine appreciation. His family will be forever grateful. Billy is survived by sons, BJ Hallquist and Danny Hallquist; daughter, Megan Hallquist; and their mother, Michele Castello; sisters, Cheryl Grevlos, Darlene Lesney; nephews, Dann (Cindi) Grevlos, Dave (Lauraine) Grevlos, Mike (Lisa) Grevlos, Patrick (Tammi) Lesney; Nieces, Terry Lesney, Jill Grevlos Slagle (Jeremie Slagle); the Minnesota music community; many other relatives; and loyal friends. Billy's Life Celebration will be held on Saturday, Oct 24th 1:00 PM. An open house will follow with family present until 4:00 PM. Both events will occur at Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church 5011 31st Ave S., Mpls, 612-729-2323. A memorial fund currently being established.

Published on October 18, 2015

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