Samuel J. Halloin, 89, Green Bay, passed away Friday, January 11, 2013. He was born March 20, 1923, in Lincoln, WI, to the Dr. Louis Halloin and Laura (Thiry) Halloin.
Samuel grew up in Luxemburg, WI, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and served in the Army in World War II as a medical corpsman. Samuel was a participant in D-Day and the liberation of Dachau. Upon returning to Luxemburg in 1945, he met and married the love of his life, Isabelle (Mastricola) Halloin. He worked for the State of Wisconsin at the Green Bay Correctional Institution and later as a Consumer Affairs Investigator. During that time, Samuel served as both a City Alderman and County Board Supervisor and was elected City Council President and County Board Chairman. In 1979, Samuel was elected Mayor of the City of Green Bay and served as mayor from 1979 until 1995. He also served as President of the Wisconsin Alliance of Mayors. As mayor, Samuel presided over the Broadway Redevelopment District, the East and West Side Industrial Parks, and many other city developments. In his free time, Samuel enjoyed building, camping, and boating.
Samuel is survived by four children, Mary Halloin, Green Bay; Ann Halloin (Judith Webb), Scituate, MA; Thomas (Linda) Halloin, De Pere; and Elizabeth (Halloin) McDonald, Ashland, IL; seven grandchildren, James Hansen, Anthony (Noelle) Halloin, Peter Halloin, Evan (Margaret) Halloin, Sara McDonald, Annie McDonald, and Jack McDonald; one great-grandchild, Maren Halloin; and many nieces and nephews.
Samuel was preceded in death by his wife, Isabelle; his son, Samuel Jr.; three brothers, Louis, Frank, Sidney; and two sisters, Laura Knospe and Grace DiFrances.
Friends may call at Blaney Funeral Home, 1521 Shawano Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday. A Celebration of his Life will take place at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Allouez Catholic Cemetery. To send online condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.
A memorial fund has been established in Samuel’s name.
Special thanks are extended to the staff at the Odd Fellow Home and Dr. Gabriel Mihailescu.