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Russell Eugene Hultman


Russell Eugene Hultman, 93, of rural Chelsea, Iowa, passed away Oct. 16, 2018, at Compass Memorial Hospital, Marengo, Iowa.
Services are 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Christ United Methodist Church in Belle Plaine, with Pastors Thomas Petersen and Charles Johnson officiating.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at
Hrabak-Neuhaus Funeral Service, Belle Plaine. Burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery with military honors.
Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.hrabakfuneralhome.com.
Russell was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Algot and Nellie (Erickson) Hultman. He attended school in Des Moines. Following school, he joined the U.S. Army and served in Word War II. In 1946, he returned to the Des Moines area where he worked as a carpenter. On Sept. 21, 1946, Russell married June McLennan. Together, the couple moved to the Walnut Creek area in Poweshiek County, where they began to farm in 1952. Russell was able to retire from farming in 1981 when his son Jack took over their operation.
Russell enjoyed traveling, fishing up north, going to the Old Threshers Reunion and playing cards with friends. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, B.P. and Belle Plaine American Legion Post 39.
He was survived by his two sons, William (Lexy Lou) Hultman of Watkins and Jack Hultman of rural Chelsea; grandchildren, Lessile Hultman, Matt, Eric and Allison Smith, Cassie and Mark Smith and David Hultman; brothers, Charles (Alice) Hultman of Florida and Richard Hultman of Ankeny, Iowa; and many more loving family and friends.
Russell was preceded in death by his parents; wife, June (1992); daughter, Barbara Smith (1995); sister, Dorothy; and brother, Donald.