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Richard (Dick) Hallman, 78, of Missoula, passed away at his home on Friday, February 24, 2012. He was born September 2, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Anna and George Hallman. He was educated in the Chicago public school system. After being honorably discharged from the US Army, he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in forestry. On September 6, 1958, Dick married Dolores Golke in Mount Greenwood, Ill. They moved west where Dick worked for USFS in Helena on the Helena National Forest, and later to West Yellowstone, working on the Gallitan National Forest. Dick became Head Ranger at Elk City, Idaho on the Nez Perce Ranger District. He finished his career working for the Equipment Development Center in Missoula. Dick enjoyed carpentry, landscaping, classical music, crossword puzzles and good debates. He enjoyed traveling, but enjoyed Montana more than anywhere. Dick took great pleasure in caring for his wife and two sons, Robert and Karl. He is preceded in death by his parents, Anna and George Hallman and sister, Carol Hornseth. His family includes his wife, Dolores, of Missoula; two sons, Karl of Missoula and Robert of Denver; brother Donald and his wife Josephine, of Chicago; niece Christine of Chicago, nephew, Richard and his wife Anita and their son Joseph, of Burbank, Ill. At this time, and at his request, no services are planned. The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Western Montana, 5930 Hwy 93 South, Missoula, MT 59804. Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home.

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