Stone M. Hallquist, MD

Stone M. “Stoney” Hallquist, a longtime Tulsa physician and beloved husband, father, friend and colleague, died Friday, February 24, 2017, at home in Tulsa. He was 79. He was born on April 21, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Stone and Bernice (Collins) Hallquist and raised in Milwaukee. He attended Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, graduating in 1959 with a degree in history, and received his medical degree with honors from Northwestern University Medical School in 1963. During his rotating internship at Detroit Receiving Hospital in 1963-64, Stoney met his future wife, H‚lŠne “Minette” Spehl Hallquist, a native of Brussels, Belgium. They were married in Brussels in January 1967, during the last year of his residency in urology at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was board-certified in urology, a member of the American Urological Association, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. After finishing his residency, Dr. Hallquist served as a Medical Officer in the United States Air Force from 1968-1970 and was honorably discharged as a Major. He and Minette then moved to Tulsa in 1970, when his daughter, Nina was born, and he entered private practice. During Dr. Hallquist’s 46-year medical career, he served on the staffs of Saint Francis Hospital, St. John’s Medical Center, and Southcrest Hospital. His patients very much appreciated his compassion, competence, relaxed manner, and sense of humor. He also had wide-ranging interests, including architecture, art, auto mechanics, history, music, photography, politics, sports, and travel. He was an avid reader of current news as well as biographies, history, and spy novels. He also loved to ski, travel, play golf with family and friends, and was never happier than when telling or hearing a good, humorous story. Dr. Hallquist was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ellen. He is survived by his loving wife and daughter, Minette Hallquist and Nina Hallquist-Sykes, as well as Nina’s husband, Michael Sykes. A memorial service and reception will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 17, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 2952 South Peoria Avenue in Tulsa. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2227 East Skelly Drive in Tulsa, 74105; or Chamber Music Tulsa, 2210 South Main Street in Tulsa, 74114.