David M. Hull, age 86 of Clinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at his home, with his loving wife of 66 years, by his side. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, December 14, 2020 at Elvira Zion Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the service time Monday at the church. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Following the services cremation rites will be accorded with burial at a later date in Elvira Cemetery. The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.
David was born on August 10, 1934 in Clinton, and grew up north of the big tree. He went to Lyons Jr/Sr High School and joined the US Air Force in 1952. David served in the Korean War as a mechanic and spent the majority of his time in the service stationed in Japan and Korea. He was proud to have taken the Honor Flight to Washington, DC. David married Billie Laverne Rascsak on February 5th, 1954, and soon had six children, Michael (Mary) Fulton, IL; Barry, LeClaire, IA; David (JoDee) Clinton, IA; Jeffery (Cathy) Discovery Bay, CA; Steven (Shannon) Maricopa, AZ; and Brenda (Thomas) Cooper Elvira, IA. David and Billie are also grandparents to 16 and great-grandparents to 27.
Upon leaving the Air Force in 1956, David worked in the boiler room at Clinton Corn for 23 years before moving on to the International Harvester Farmall plant. David and Billie also ran the Elvira Country Inn for 13 years before David rounded out his retirement by driving the bus for the City of Clinton. In recent years, he was an avid walker and could be seen around his Clinton neighborhood walking his dog.
David instilled a love of sports in his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Sporting events were a unifying force in David’s family and David and his family spent a lot of quality time watching his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs. David also loved watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren play youth sports. David was often the loudest spectator but his family secretly loved hearing his cheers from the crowd.
David was a loving husband, a supportive father, a doting grandfather and great grandfather, as well as a generous and loyal brother, uncle, and friend and he will be genuinely missed by all who knew him and loved him.
David was preceded in death by Veral Dean Hull (father), Cecile Lillian Blount Hull (mother), Clarence Ewing (step-father), Albert Rascsak (father-in-law), Eva Jacobs (mother-in-law), Clarence Jacobs (stepfather-in-law), Richard Veral Hull (brother), William Dean Hull (brother), Evelyn Louise Hull Verfaille (sister), Dorothy Freyer Hull (sister-in-law), Frank Verfaille (brother-in-law), Mary Grunow Hull (daughter-in-law), Kearra Henry and Dasani Henry (great-granddaughters). Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.