Elmer Walter Huls, 85, of St. Joseph, passed away at 9:57 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.
Elmer was born on August 11, 1934, in Champaign County, the son of Herman and Johanna (Reitmeier) Huls. He married Janet Frye on August 2, 1956, in Champaign County. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter- Karen (Ed) Ward of Gifford; three sons- Larry Huls of St. Francisville, Louisiana, Randy Huls of Prairieville, Louisiana and Rodney Huls of St. Joseph; and three grandsons- Adam Ward, Tyler and Caleb Huls.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers- John W. Huls and Ernest H. Huls and one grandson- Gregory Huls.
Elmer was a member of IBEW Local 601, for 56 years. He retired from Prairieland Electric and farming. He was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Flatville, were he served on the church council. He enjoyed horseshoeing, camping, listening to country music, wintering in Florida and fishing. Elmer always had a pan ready to fry fish.
Graveside services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, January 18, 2020, at Stanton Cemetery, with Pastor James Lehmann and Vicar Ryan Henkel officiating. According to his wish’s cremation rites have been accorded. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to honor Mr. Huls life. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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