Obit: Huls, George (1868 - 1945)

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Surnames: Huls, Vanderloop, Van Loo, Bogumill, Haas

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 3/15/1945

Huls, George (11 JUN 1868 - 8 MAR 1945)

George Huls, 76, who had been an invalid and unable to walk without the aid of crutches and wheel chair for the past twenty years, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday, March 8th, 1945. He made his home here with his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Van Loo and had been a patient at the hospital but a few days. Funeral services were held on Monday last. An obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 3/22/1945 Thorp Courier)

A requiem mass was held at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church at nine o’clock Monday morning, March 12 by Father A.M. Muckerheide for George Huls, who passed away at the Chippewa Falls hospital on Mar. 8th. Mr. Huls had been in a crippled condition for nineteen years. He resided here with his daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Van Loo and had been a patient but a few days at the hospital.

George Huls was born in Holland on June 11, 1868. He came to America at the age of four years with his parents and resided for some years at Wrightstown, moving to Hollandtown, Wis., where he was united in marriage to Anna Vanderloop in October 1891. They came to Thorp in April 1902 and located on a farm southwest of here in the township of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.). Mrs. Huls passed away in 1917, and one year later Mr. Huls moved to the village where he resided with his daughter and worked at his trade of carpenter. He became ill in 1926 with arthritis and was unable to walk for many years except with the aid of crutches, and in later years in a wheel chair. Despite his suffering Mr. Huls never lost his sense of humor and his ready wit was ever a source of pleasure to those who visited with him.

Surviving him are five children, three sons, Henry, John and Arnold of Thorp; two daughters, (Kate) Mrs. Lawrence Van Loo and (Janet) Mrs. John S. Bogumill of Thorp; two brothers, Barney Huls of Thorp and John of Stanley; two sisters, Mrs. Hattie Haas and Mrs. Mary Vanderloop of Stanley, fifteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was laid to rest in St. Bernard’s Cemetery, the following friends acting as pallbearers, Anton Baldeschwiler, Fred Driessen, Wilfred Vanderhyden, Art Soderberg, Alfred Kass and W.A. Wilhelm.



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