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Hansford Jesse Hull
March 17, 1933 ~ July 22, 2023 (age 90) 90 Years Old
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Hansford "Hank" Jesse Hull, 90, of Gifford, IL went to be with the Lord on Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Country Health Care and Rehab, Gifford.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, July 31, at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul. Rev. Dan DeWitt will officiate. Burial will follow at Beckman Cemetery, Thomasboro with military honors.
Visitation will be one hour before the service on Monday from 10:00-11:00 am at the funeral home.
Hank was born March 17, 1933, in Eldon, MO, a son of Jesse and Pearl (Crown) Hull. He married Setsuko "Mary" Hasimoto on July 31, 1958, in Tokyo, Japan. She preceded him in death on October 23, 1996. He married Melinda Glazik Mayer on April 29, 2000. She preceded him in death on October 20, 2003.
He is survived by a daughter Evelyn (Steve) Buhrmaster of Rankin; two grandchildren, Amanda (Jase) Popel of Paxton and Kyle (Kelsey Helm) Buhrmaster of St. Joseph; six great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Landyn, Karleigh, Madyx, Tipton, and Aydin; two great-great-grandchildren, Maverick and Ryleigh. He is also survived by Robbie Mayer of Lincoln, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his 2 sisters and 5 brothers.
Hank joined the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He then worked in Civil Service retiring in 1993 from Chanute Air Force Base, Rantoul as an instructor. He was proud of his combined time of 39.5 years of service!
He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Rantoul. He cooked at the Rantoul Moose Lodge in the 70-80's and worked at the Chanute Bakery as well. Hank had a work ethic that was enviable. He will be remembered for his gardening and the chickens he loved to raise.
The family would sincerely like to thank the staff at Country Health Care and Rehab for their love and care during the time Hank resided with them. Their compassion and kindness is recognized and appreciated deeply.