Obituary of Dr. Joseph Martin Hallman
It is with sadness and great love that the family of Joseph Martin Hallman announces his sudden passing on January 1, 2023 at the age of 83.
Joseph was preceded in death by his parents Anthony Francis Hallman and Anne Elizabeth Hallman. He is survived by his wife, Janice Ray Hallman, his children David (Brenda), Eric and Sara and grandchildren Charlotte, Graham, Megan, Elm and Isaac; and his siblings Anita, Michael, Anthony Jr and Luke.
Joseph will be lovingly remembered by many for his passion for playing blue grass music on his guitar, his generous heart, his deep commitment to his family and loved ones, his (at times) irreverent and raw sense of humor and his relentless adoration of the Green Bay Packers.
Joseph had a lifelong devotion to learning and scholarship, spending his career as a distinguished professor and scholar. Dr. Hallman received his Masters’ degree at Marquette University and his doctorate at Fordham University in Theology. Joseph began his career in 1970 as an Assistant Professor of Theology at Wheeling Jesuit College. In 1981, Dr. Hallman was recruited to be a Professor in the Theology Department at the then College of St. Thomas (now University of St. Thomas) in St. Paul, Minnesota. Joseph was affiliated with the University of St. Thomas for more than 40 years, first as a Professor of Theology and then as Emeritus Professor. Across those four decades, Dr. Hallman was a beloved teacher and scholar at both University of St. Thomas as well as at the St. Paul Seminary. His area of scholarly interest was systematic theology and patristic theology. In his scholarly studies and work, Dr. Hallman drew upon a diverse range of scholarly sources reading in five languages including Greek and Latin. Across his career, Joseph published two books as well as over 40 peer reviewed publications and conference presentations. He continued his scholarship until the time of his death.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dr. Joseph Hallman, please visit Tribute Store