Dr. Wilbur E. ‘Webb’ Hallahan — Red Wing

RED WING — Dr. Wilbur E. "Webb" Hallahan, 87, a longtime Red Wing optometrist, died Wednesday (July 9, 2008) at the Red Wing Health Center.

He was born Dec. 7, 1920, in Clinton, Minn. His family moved to Pipestone, Minn., where he graduated from high school in 1939. He married Mildred "Mickie" Johnson on Jan. 26, 1941. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Force and was attached to the Eastern Pilot Training Command from 1943 to 1946. Following his discharge from the service, he attended Brainerd Community College and Tennessee State University. In 1955 he received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn.

Dr. Hallahan opened his optometric office in Red Wing in 1955 and retired in 1986. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Red Wing Elks BPOE 845, Leo C. Peterson American Legion Post 54, and Disabled American Veterans. He served as the Lion Tamer of the Red Wing Lions Club, was on the board of the United Way, and was a longtime member of Mac’s and Bev’s Round Table.

He is survived by a son, Dr. David (Pamela) of Red Wing; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife on Feb. 13, 2008, and a brother, John.

A private family service will be held in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing.


Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel of Red Wing is handling arrangements.

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