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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Michigan
1323 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Life Story / Obituary
Robert "Bob" Hull of Kalamazoo (MI), San Antonio (TX), and Omaha (NE) passed away peacefully Tuesday morning at the age of 96. Robert was born in Oshtemo, Michigan to Nathan and Gertrude Hull, on January 29, 1924. He served in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War. He made Second Lieutenant by age of 19 and retired as a Major in December of 1962. He and his wife Phyllis were married on July 25, 1946, and they enjoyed 63 years of marriage together until she passed away in 2009. Robert had many talents and interests. After retiring from the military, he owned the Hull Family Party Store in Texas Township, and in 1964 built a house on 10th Street that he and his family lived in for decades to come. During his time in the military, the family was stationed all over the world, including France, Japan, and Saipan. These experiences led to a life-long love of travel, especially taking cruises with his wife and grandchildren. His other hobbies include: woodworking, being a ham radio operator, attending ham radio festivals, golfing, enjoying his Harley Davidson motorcycles, photography, and letterpress printing (he had his own printing presses and made postcards, business cards, and invitations in his basement). He and Phyllis were long-time members of St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Portage. Robert is preceded in death by wife Phyllis L. and daughter Peggy J. Hanchar. He is survived by daughter, Kathleen (Bob) Blackman of Omaha, Nebraska; son, Thomas (Julie) Hull of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 4 grandchildren, Sarah, Angela, Alisha, and Michael, and 2 great-grandchildren; Ella and Luke. A private memorial gathering will be held by family invitation, and interment will be at Fort Custer National Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Robert can be made to Hospice of Omaha or your local Ronald McDonald Children's Charity.