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Paul R. Hallman, 76, of Rockford, passed away February 12, 2018 in Swedish American Hospital, surrounded by his wife and daughters. Born July 6, 1941 in Storm Lake, IA, the son of William B. and Olga Linnea (Boline) Hallman. He married Claire Johnson April 21, 1973. Paul taught history and government classes at West and Jefferson High Schools. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and was in a bowling league. Every Friday, he loved meeting with a group of good friends for breakfast.
Survived by his wife Claire; daughters, Shelley (Justin) Backens of Rockford and Sandra Hallman of Chicago; granddaughters, Seara, Lucy, and Linnea; sister-in-law, Jeanette; several nephews and one niece. Predeceased by his brother, Bert.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at First Free Church, 2223 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, with Dan Hallman officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Rockford Rescue Mission, 715 W State St, Rockford, IL 61102, or Salvation Army, P.O. Box 4159, Rockford, IL 61110.

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  1. Chandi Edmonds

    I pray that you and your family will have the peace of God during this time. Much love and many blessings.

  2. Lauren

    Sandra, sending as much love and light as I can. He is still with you.

  3. Lorraine Dye

    Claire, your family is in my heart and prayers. My deepest condolences.. I wish I wasn't so far away.

  4. Terry&Phyllis Backens

    Heaven gained a wonderful man this week. So sorry for your loss. Our birthday and all holiday get togethers will never be the same. We are so thankful for all the fun times we got to share with him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

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