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January 27, 2022

10/3/2017 7:27:00 AM
Douglas R. Hall

Douglas R. Hall, age 83, of Rhinelander, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center. He was born in Rhine-lander, on Friday, Aug. 3, 1934, the son of Ronald H. and Minnie (Bowman) Hall. Douglas was a 1952 graduate of Rhinelander High School. He was employed by the Rhinelander Paper Company and later with the Rhinelander Police Department for two years.

After being employed with the police department, Douglas was employed as the city clerk for 11 years.

He then was employed with the Rhinelander Department of Public Works as the assistant street superintendent. Douglas worked for Ison Equipment as a sales rep and he completed his years of work with the Rhinelander highway department as their office manager.

He was united in marriage on June 4, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church to Shirley Winchell. Douglas was a city of Rhinelander Council member and a member of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors. He enjoyed spending time at the hunting shack, grouse hunting, a good cold glass of beer, afternoon coffee at McDonald's with his group of buddies, watching NASCAR and the Green Bay Packers.

Surviving are his children, Edward (Kim) Hall of Tomahawk, Mike (Mary) Hall, Tim (Pam) Hall and Patrick (Mary Ellen) Hall, all of Rhinelander; grandchildren, Nathan (Samantha) Hall of Appleton, Ben (Lisa) Hall of Eau Claire, Sarah (James) Schmidt of Cedarburg, Wis., Andy (Amber) Hall of Hamilton, Ill., Dennis Hall of Rhinelander, Amanda Hall of Rhinelander, Adam Cook of Rhinelander, and David Cook of Green Bay. Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren; Cashton, Macklin, Henry, Cody, Alex, Brayden and Jackson Hall and Holleigh and Jameson Schmidt. Douglas is further survived by one sister, Barbara Raske of Rhinelander; sister-in-law LeCleta Hall of Springfield, Ill. and by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Minnie Hall; loving wife Shirley A. Hall on Jan. 3, 2016; a granddaughter Allison Hall; one brother Richard Hall and brother-in-law Frank Raske. The visitation for Douglas will be held on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at the Hildebrand Funeral Home from 10:30 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service. Chaplain John Uhlarik will be officiating. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery. Hildebrand Funeral Home & Cremation Specialists, 24 E. Davenport Street, Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501, 715-365-4343. Celebrating lives and healing hearts.

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