Carl A. Hultquist, 97, of Hamilton, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at his home in Hamilton, surrounded by his family.
Carl was born in Peoria, Illinois, on September 19, 1922, to the late Arthur and Olivia Barthe Hultquist. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lois, their son Sydney, four brothers, two sisters and two grandchildren. Carl is survived by his wife of fifty-two years Patty (Rahn) Hultquist; daughters Dorothy (Dave) Francis and Carol Olson; and sons Les (Lillian), Art (Ginny), Steve (Cheryl) and David (Sharon). He is also survived by four step sons: Jon Henson, Alan Henson, Kerry Henson (Peggy), and Jamie (Deanna); 27 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Carl started his career as a Lithographer in a printing plant in Peoria, Illinois, and was a press operator at the Hamilton Press for over 40 years. He was a long time member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, especially enjoying his bible study group. He was a big sports fan following the University of Illinois, Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. One of the highlights of his life was watching the Cubs winning the World Series in 2016.
Carl served his country proudly by joining the United States Marines Corps during World War II. He was very proud of being a Marine and was a member of the Hamilton VFW, American Legion, and the Hamilton Jaycees for many years. He had many fond memories with his friends of playing horseshoes and bowling on 2 teams.
The family would like to thank everyone for their prayers, thoughts and condolences.
Carl’s life will be celebrated with a funeral service at 11 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at the Hamilton United Methodist Church in Hamilton, Illinois. Burial with military rites will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2 to 7 pm, with family meeting friends from 5 to 7 pm at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton. An hour of visitation will also take place at the church on Wednesday from 10 to 11 am directly before the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Hamilton United Methodist Church, Golden’s Point Christian Church in rural Hamilton, and Lee County Hospice.
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