OBITUARY

William Paul Hallas

July 20, 1931December 29, 2013

William Paul Hallas, born July 23, 1931, passed away December 29, 2013. He was the son of Paul and Rosa Hallas. Bill was a native Ann Arborite and actually grew up next to his future wife Margaret on the old west side. He attended Bach Elementary School, Slauson Middle School and Pioneer High School. He then entered the United States Air Force. After four years of service he graduated from Eastern Michigan University. He then spent ten years in manufacturing at General Motors where he became an Assistant Superintendent there. His interest in people led him to work in residential real estate, twenty years with the Charles Reinhart Company and twenty years with Edward Surovell Company. He enjoyed helping people and finding homes for them. He and his wife were married in 1968. They had two sons, Paul and Robert. He is survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Paul (Juli); three grandchildren, Hunter, Skyler and Peyton; and many cousins. He was well liked and thought of. Visitation will be at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, from 3:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014. The service will be held at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 South Fourth Ave, Ann Arbor, MI, on Saturday, January 4 at 1:00 P.M. The burial will be at Forest Hills Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, January 3, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, January 4, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 4, 2014
REMEMBERING

William Paul Hallas

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Norman Estigoy

February 6, 2014

My condolences to Bill's family. During his Willow Run career he was instrumental in making possible my first career opportunities with GM. I will remember him always.

Kerstin Hoeldtke

January 24, 2014

Bill was such a kind & wonderful friend to my family over the years. Our children played together when they were young. Bill even gave our daughter Kristine the nickname "the bean" which has stuck with her. We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with my best friend Margaret and her son Paul.
With love,
Kerstin Hoeldtke & family

Skip Reichenberger

January 14, 2014

To Paul and family,
We are sad to learn of Bill's passing.
I grew up with Bill and we enlisted in the Air Force at the same time along with Sam Nicolaou. Being the first time away from home, the 3 of us stayed very close to each other and that friendship continued thru the years. ]
Bill assisted Judi and I when we moved back to Ann Arbor in 1992, and also helped with the sale of our home 3 yrs. later.
I have wonderful memories of Bill and his kindness to all who knew him.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time. The wonderful memories will live on.

January 6, 2014

Gretchen and I send our regards to the Hallas family. Bill and I grew up together and went to the same schools during our growing up years. We both attended EMU for one semester before he, Skip Reichenberger and myself joined the Air Force together. He and I stayed in touch over the phone a little after we both lost a son and could console each other somewhat. He was one heck of guy!!!!

Sam Nicolaou.

Liz Nowland-Margolis

January 4, 2014

Our condolences to the Hallas family. Bill and my dad grew up together and Bill sold my husband and I our home which we still live in. I think of Bill often when the clock he gave us chimes on the hour. It was such a lovely thoughtful housewarming gift just like Bill always was.

January 3, 2014

Condolences to the Hallas Family. I well remember how important and helpful Bill and Margaret were at Bader School when their children were young. Keep the good memories close.

Lois Theis

Jeffrey, Abby, Alex & Rachel Easton

January 3, 2014

Our condolences to the Hallas family. Although we did not get to spend that much time with him, when we did, we could see that Bill was a great husband, father, and grandfather. You will be in our prayers.

Phillip Grimmette

January 3, 2014

We are so sorry about your loss. I worked with Bill at GM Willow Run. He was a nice person to work with. I'm sure all who knew him will miss him.

Lisa, Samantha, Liam Hook

January 2, 2014

Our prayers go out to Mrs. Hallas, Paul, Juli and the kids. May God's light be with you during this difficult time.

Viviane Shammas

January 2, 2014

My condolences to Bill's family, he was a pleasure to work with in the community. He was willing to mentor new realtors and always had a kind word to say. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.