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Wendell Martin Hallman, age 86, of Muskegon, died Sunday, April 24, 2011. The oldest of three children of Austin Martin Hallman & Alma (Miner) Bay, he was born in Watervliet on February 2, 1925. Raised in Eau Claire, he was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Omaha. Following the war, he came to Muskegon and had been employed by Norge and later in the floor covering business. On June 14, 1952 he married the former May Marie Brow, who preceded him in death on March 17, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Colman.

An avid fisherman, he spent many weekends enjoying the company of friends and family at his cabin at Big Blue Lake.

Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Kirk & Dawn Hallman; two granddaughters, Amelia and Carson; a brother and sister-in-law, Trevor “Trig” & Francis Hallman; and numerous nephews and nieces. Wendell will be dearly missed.

Services, to be held over the Memorial Day weekend, are being planned.

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