John Robert Hults, 89
August 6, 1927 — August 28, 2016
John Robert “Bob” Hults, 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in Grafton.
He was born Aug. 6, 1927, to John Murray and Margaret Quigley in Philadelphia. Bob enlisted in the Navy in 1944 and completed basic training in Oklahoma as a firefighter. After two years in the Navy, Bob’s next adventure was a trip to Alaska. On the way, Bob stopped in Menomonee Falls to visit a family friend and met Beverly Philipp. They married Oct. 14, 1950.
After their marriage, Bob and Bev didn’t settle down. They had many adventures traveling across the country with their six children. As a tile contractor providing for the family, Bob’s other interests included (in his “spare time”) Boy Scout troop leader ‘67-’83, hunting, trapping, State Certified Big Tree Measurer, bee/honey raising, certified antler measurer, Wisconsin Buck and Bear Club member more 30 years and past-president of the club, past-president of the Falls Promenaders Square Dance Club, multistate deer shows, gold prospecting in California, ginseng raising, sturgeon migration patrol, frog/pond monitoring for the DNR, inventor of The Deer Weighing Tape, developing a multiple-acre prairie restoration, subdivision development, raising chinchillas, training black labs for hunting, metal detecting, and Chapter founder and past-president of the Wild Ones prairie enthusiasts group.
Bob is survived by his children, Kathleen Hults, Barbara Hults, Rob Hults (Amy) and Craig Hults; grandchildren, Jim Edwards, Josh Hults, Jonathan Hults-Ferko and Barbara Jean Hults; great-granddaughter, Kaliah and great-grandson, Drake; brother, Bill Hults; sister, Jenny Dolan (John); sister-in-law, Joan Moscicke; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly; son, Brian; and daughter, Terry.
Visitation will be at 12:00PM on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr., West Bend, WI 53095). A Memorial Service with Military Honors will begin at 2 p.m. A luncheon will be held following the services.
Memorials are appreciated to the Open Door Bird Sanctuary (opendoorbirdsanctuary.org).
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.