William (Bill) Hallandal

William (Bill) Hallandal August 28, 1937 Flint to June 19, 2022 Bellaire.

Bill loved all things car, jazz, and his family. Graduating from General Motors Institute, he dove into a career in automotive design with long tenures at Whitson Engineering and then Ford Automotive. However, his abiding passion was cars, and much of his free time was spent meticulously rebuilding and racing cars, from open-wheel formula cars to vintage Porsches.  He was an expert under the hood and behind the wheel. Some of his family and friends’ fondest memories are of Bill taking his victory lap after a well-run race, sometimes with a family member holding the checkered flag.   In fact, he met his wife at the racetrack. 

Bill’s innate kindness could best be seen when he was with his grandchildren. He was a deeply loyal and staunch father, husband and friend and is truly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil  and Julia (Schrah) Hallandal. Bill is survived by his wife of 26 years, Shirley (née Duke), married February 3, 1996, and his children Robert W. Hallandal (Rebecca), Pamala S. Van Mullekom (Michael), Cynthia L. Umphrey (Richard Gibout), and David J. Umphrey (Lisa) as well as his grandchildren, Leanna Mandeville, David Mandeville, Chloe Morgan, Hannah Ulanski, Elijah Hallandal, Alexander Hallandal, Richard Gibout, Triston Winterich, and Anna Umphrey and his great grandson Troy Mandeville.

No public service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Leader Dogs of the Blind 1039 S. Rochester Rd., Rochester Hills, MI 48307-3115 or St. Jude’s 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.

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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 313
Bellaire, MI 49615
Phone: 231-533-5651
Fax: 231-533-4662
 
Physical Address: 
4470 S. M-88 Hwy.
Bellaire, MI 49615

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