HULL—Mr. Robert Van’t Hul, age 82, of Hull, passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, at his residence.
There will be a funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. The Rev. Jeffrey Hastings will officiate.
Interment will follow the service at the Hope Cemetery in Hull.
Visitation with the family present will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the church.
Arrangements are with the Oolman Funeral Home in Hull.
Robert Lee was born on May 31, 1938, in Hull, the son of Ed and Francis (Vande Vegte) Van’t Hul. He was raised in Hull and Rock Valley and graduated from the Western Christian High School in Hull.
He was united in marriage to Corrine Marlene Vollink on May 26, 1959, at the First Reformed Church in Hull. They made their home in Hull, where “Whitey” worked as an electrician and operated Van’t Hul and Sohl Electric. In earlier years, he served as part of the National Guard and volunteered with the Hull Fire Department and Ambulance Team for more than 40 years.
Bob was a member of the First Reformed Church and had been a member of Gideons International. He and Corrine enjoyed their time at the lake where Bob had served as president of their homeowners’ association. He also liked to tinker in his shop with engines, cars and tractors, and creating stained-glass windows. He valued the time he spent with his family and found joy in helping others through volunteering at Hope Haven’s wheelchair ministry, going on mission projects to Haiti and Mexico, and helping at the Way of the Cross Ministries while wintering in Texas.
Survivors include his wife of more than 61 years, Corrine of Hull; a daughter and her husband, Carla and Leon Kleinwolterink of Sheldon; six grandchildren, Nathan Van’t Hul, and his wife, Pam, and their son, Xor, of Hull; Cole Kleinwolterink, and his wife, Tessa, and their son, Ryker, of Grimes; Cris Nissen, and his wife, Amber, and their children, Makhala, Ariana, and Brooke, of Hull; Zach Kleinwolterink, and his fiancée, Leticia Flores, of Sheldon; Tanner Nissen, of Hull; and Samantha Kleinwolterink, and her fiancée, Jerod Reinking, of Sheldon; a sister and her husband, Muriel and Peter Den Hartog, of Orange City; a brother and his wife, Marvin and Myrna Van’t Hul of Hull; Corrine’s five brothers and their wives, Tunis and Fran Vollink of Hull; Fred and Glenda Vollink of Le Mars; Gary and Deb Vollink of Hull; Harold and Gail Vollink of Doon; and Veryl and Lena Vollink of Hull; a sister-in-law, Carol Reekers of Hull; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and parents-in-law, Fred and Henrietta Vollink, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie Nissen; a brother, Norman Van’t Hul; a brother-in-law, Harlon Vollink; a niece, Christy Vollink; and a nephew, Barry Vollink.
Memorials may be directed to the First Reformed Church or the Hull Fire Department.
You are invited to leave a message of condolence, print a memorial folder and participate in the service via livestream at www.oolman.com.