Michael R. Hallman, 71, passed away March 11, 2020

Michael R. Hallman, 71, of Coloma, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Spectrum Lakeland Health.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 6PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor J.T. Wilkins Jr. officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, from 5PM until time of service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Southwest Michigan USBC Bowling Association. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Michael was born on December 5, 1948, in Grand Rapids. He graduated from St. Joseph High School. Michael proudly served his country during the Vietnam War before he was honorably discharged from the Army. On August 15, 1970, Michael married the love of his life Cynthia Rousselle in St. Joseph at the United Methodist Church. Michael worked as a Credit Manager for Gast Manufacturing for more than 25 years before his retirement. He then enjoyed seasonal work for Michigan State parks, most recently as a Park Ranger for Van Buren State Park.

Michael had a passion for bowling, He was given his first bowling ball at the age of five and has bowled for more than 65 years. He also was the association manager for the Southwest Michigan Bowling Association. Michal also enjoyed watching NASCAR and spending time with his family.

Michael is survived by his wife of 49 years, Cynthia Hallman of Coloma; daughter Angela Hallman of South Bend, IN; son-in-law Dan Sanchez; grandchildren, Tyler Zachary, Adrianna (Jason) Veenstra, Ryan Zachary and Gabe King.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Roy & Elsie (Kesterke) Hallman and daughter Kristie Sanchez. 

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