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The Living ChurchDecember 8, 1996Bishop Hallock of Milwaukee Dies 213(23) p. 7

The Rt. Rev. Donald Hathaway Valentine Hallock, 88, died Nov. 7 at his home in Lakewood, Colo. He was Bishop of Milwaukee for 20 years, and was a former president of the board of directors of the Living Church Foundation.

Bishop Hallock was a native of Menomonee, Mich. He earned degrees from the University of Wyoming and Nashotah House. He was ordained a deacon in 1934 and a priest in 1935. He was priest-in-charge of Holy Trinity, Platteville, Wis., 1935-40, and of Kemper Memorial, Darlington, Trinity, Mineral Point, and St. Michael and All Angels, Shullsburg, Wis., 1938-40.

He served in the Army during World War II, from 1940 to 1946, leaving active duty as a colonel. He was awarded the Legion of Merit.

In 1946 he became rector of St. John's, Grand Haven, Mich., serving there until 1949. He was rector of Grace Church, Hinsdale, Ill., from 1949 to 1952, when he was elected Bishop Coadjutor of Milwaukee. He became diocesan bishop the following year and served until his retirement in 1973. He had lived in Colorado since his retirement, and had assisted at All Saints' Church, Denver.

Bishop Hallock's wife, Ruth, died in August 1995 following 65 years of marriage. He is survived by three sons, Richard and Donald, both of Pueblo, Colo., Thomas, of Apopka, Fla., a daughter, Jane Hallock Trayser, of Lakewood, Colo., 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.