Obit: Hallowell, James Robert ( 1921 - 1976)


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----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner 18 Aug 1976



Funeral services were conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Loyal, for James Robert Hallowell, 55, of 300 North Central Ave., Marshfield.

Rev. David Wenger officiated and burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery.

James Hallowell passed away at 12:40 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 11, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield, after suffering a heart attack the week before.

James Hallowell was born Sept. 1, 1921, in Loyal, Clark County, to Stoughen and Eva Hallowell. He was married to Alaire Steffen on June 12, 1950, at Marshfield. He farmed for 20 years in the Town of Beaver, and then sold the farm and lived a short time in the State of Washington and Milwaukee. He then returned to Marshfield, where he was employed by the Luchterhand Disposal Company. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Marshfield.

Surviving him is one brother, John Hallowell, Peewaukee.

Pallbearers were Lyle Verhulst, Glen Bloom, Lester Bloom, Henry Kostlevy, Allen Grisbach and Gerhardt Scheel.

He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents..

Rinka Funeral Home, Loyal, was in charge of arrangements.




----Source: Undated Marshfield News-Herald Clipping


Obit: Hallowell, Alaire (Steffen) (20 June 1928- 1967)


Loyal-Mrs. James Hallowell, 43, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville, following a lingering illness.


Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church with the Rev. William Humlie, pastor, officiating, and burial will follow in the Lutheran  cemetery.


Visitations may be made at the Roycraft Funeral Home from noon Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday, when the body will be taken to the church.


The former Alaire Steffen, was born in the town of Beaver July 20, 1928.  She graduated from Loyal High School and then attended Taylor County Normal at Medford.


On June 17, 1950, she was married in Marshfield to James Hallowell.  Following their marriage the couple farmed in Clark County, where Mrs. Hallowell also taught school for 10 years, resigning in August because of her health.


She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was a 4-H Club leader for several years.


Survivors are her husband; five sisters, Mrs. Henry (Helen) Schuh of Curtiss, Mrs. Charles (Irene) Wittlinger of Rice Lake, Mrs. Jack (Rose) Dumler of Riplinger, Mrs. Walter (Caroline) Boettcher of Stratford, and Mrs. Orlo (Iris) Furman,  Loyal; two brothers, Emil Steffen Milwaukee, and Harry Steffen, Germantown, N.Y., and her mother, Mrs. Rena Steffen, Loyal. 


Her father and a sister preceded her in death.

Biographical Information


1930 Federal Census, Beaver, Clark, Wisconsin


Name: James R Hallowell 
Gender: Male
Age: 8
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Estimated Birth Year: 1922
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Enumeration District Number: 2
Family Number: 212
Sheet Number and Letter: 10A
Line Number: 36 
Head: Stoughton Hallowell M 45
Wife:  Eva J Hallowell F 44
Son: John M Hallowell M 13
Son: James R Hallowell M 8


Name: Emil Steffen
Gender: Male
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Birthplace: Switzerland
Estimated Birth Year: 1879
Immigration Year: 1903
Father's Birthplace: Switzerland
Mother's Birthplace: Switzerland
Enumeration District Number: 2
Family Number: 130
Sheet Number and Letter: 6B
Line Number: 69 
Head: Emil Steffen M 51
Wife: Lena H Steffen F 34
Child: Helen L Steffen F 14
Child: Elen R Steffen F 12
Child: Eulalia M Steffen F 11
Child: Emil E Steffen M 10
Child: Harry C Steffen M 8
Child: Rose V Steffen F 7
Child: Caroline R Steffen F 5
Child: Iris S Steffen F 3
Child: Alaire Steffen F 1


South Bright School, Green Grove Twp., Clark Co., Wis.


The attached photo shows Alaire Hallowell and her students of South Bright School (Town of Green Grove, Clark Co., WI) during  the 1954-55 school term.  Students pictured are:  Front row (from left), Russell Dresdow, Sandra Kangas, Bonnie Roix, Jim Haemer, Helen Eloranta, John Kolpanen; Second row, Bob Mengel, Jim Eloranta, Ken Mengel, Douglas Bear (sp?), Bill Kolpanen, Mary Lou Kolpanen; Third Row, Gerald Anderson, Henry Awe, Marion Haemer, Ed Eloranta, Esther Kangas.  Alaire taught at South Bright School in the 1952-53, 1953-54, and 1954-55 school terms.



Helen Blaha contributed the photo of So. Bright School and the obit for Alaire Hallowell.




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