August 2, 1925 ~ October 7, 2020

Born in: New Orleans, LA
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Francis Matthews “Dutch” Hallingse, 95, of Asheville, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020.

Born in New Orleans on August 2, 1925, he was the son of the late Matheus and Mattie Cron Hallingse. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Mae Hallingse, and his son, Bob Hallingse.

Dutch worked as a printing press operator for the National Climatic Data Center in Asheville and he was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church. He formerly was an avid bowler and was a cardiac rehab (Heart Path) participant for 20 years.

He is survived by his daughters, Shirley Hallingse, Francie Hallingse and Nancy LaPoint (Bob); son, Donald Hallingse (Diane); grandchildren Josh Hallingse (Christina), Kendall Pauling (Adam), Matt Smith and Sam Smith (Caroline); four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Merry Schneider.

A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday October 24, 2020 at the Serenity Garden of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Dean Cesa officiating. Face masks and social distancing will be required.


Memorial Service: October 24, 2020 11:00 am

St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church
768 Asbury Road
Candler, NC 28715


Room: Serenity Garden

Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Fond memories of working with Dutch at NCDC. Remembering some of his children from St. Joan of Arc. Attended AB Tech with Bob around 1980. Thoughts and prayers🙏

  2. My deepest sympathy to your family. May your prayers sustain you and the resurrection promise give you hope. Job 14:14, 15; Isaiah 25:8; Revelation 21:4

  3. My brother and I have many fond memories of growing up on Pinewood Place across the street from Dutch and his family. We will never forget the kindness and all the help that Dutch gave our mother when she was living there alone. He kept an eye on her and she always knew she could call on him if she needed anything. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Don, Nancy, Shirley, Mary Frances and their families.


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