Ellsworth “Elzie” Huls, age 79, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Ecumen Oaks in Hutchinson.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, 10:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 17, 2019, from 5:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Ellsworth “Elzie” Martin Huls was born on January 20, 1940, in Worthington, Minnesota. He was the son of George and Matilda (Wiechman) Huls. Elzie was baptized as an infant on February 4, 1940, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 11, 1954, both at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hector, Minnesota. He attended country school near Hector, Minnesota.
On April 27, 1963, Elzie was united in marriage to Phyllis at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Rodney, Ryan, and Rusten. Elzie resided in the Hutchinson area most of his life, most recently at the Oaks in Hutchinson. Elzie and Phyllis shared 52 years of marriage before Phyllis passed away on February 19, 2016.
Elzie was employed as a cement truck driver for Rockite Silo, Bremix and Knife River in Hutchinson. Phyllis and Elzie owned and operated Huls Grocery Store in Cedar Mills, Minnesota and Straw Hat Grill in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Elzie was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. He loved to usher with his sons and grandsons. He was also a member of the Saturday Night Cruisers and the Cedar Mills Lions Club.
In his younger years, Elzie enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved the outdoors, watching hunting and fishing shows on TV and having coffee with friends. Elzie was known for infectious humor, he was able to make anyone laugh with his jokes. Elzie cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Elzie passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at the Ecumen Oaks in Hutchinson at the age of 79 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Elzie is survived by his:
Sons, Rodney Huls and his wife, Rachel, of Hutchinson, MN,
Ryan Huls and his wife, Lynn, of Hutchinson, MN,
Rusten Huls and his wife, Cheryl of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Shantelle Huls, Alisha Huls, Shana Huls, Katelyn Huls, Kylie Huls, Amanda Huls, Riley Huls, Jacob Huls, Lucas Huls;
Great-Grandchildren, Jason, Cynthia, Breah and April Rose Huls;
Sisters-In-Law, Nancy Dahl of Hutchinson, MN,
Ruby Huls of Buffalo Lake, MN,
Marjorie Huls of Hutchinson, MN;
Brothers-In-Law, Jerry Rusch and his wife, LuAnn, of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Elzie was preceded in death by his Parents, George, and Matilda Huls; Wife, Phyllis Huls; Sister, Lois Ufkes; Brothers, Rudy Huls, Alvin Huls, and Wally Huls.