Phyllis Huls, age 72, (wife of Ellsworth Huls) of Hutchinson passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at her home.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 23, 2016, at 11:00 A.M., at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Monday, February 22, 2016, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Tuesday from 8:00-9:00 A.M. at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and will continue one hour prior to the service at Church.
Phyllis J. Huls was born on January 25, 1944, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Wilbert and Ruth (Kurth) Rusch. Phyllis was baptized as an infant on February 6, 1944, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 18, 1958, both at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She received her education in Hutchinson, and was a graduate of the Hutchinson High School Class of 1962.
On April 27, 1963, Phyllis was united in marriage to Ellsworth Huls at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. This marriage was blessed with three sons, Rodney, Ryan and Rusten. Phyllis and Ellsworth resided in the Hutchinson area. They shared 52 years of marriage.
Phyllis owned and operated the Straw Hat Grill in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, for over 25 years. She was an employee at Allen Office Products in Hutchinson for 10 years, and owned and operated the Huls Grocery Store in Cedar Mills, Minnesota, including the Cedar Mills branch of the US Post Office.
Phyllis was a lifelong member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where she was very active in the Dorcas Club, Hosanna Hand Bells, Alter Guild, and was an LWML delegate. She also taught Sunday school, Bible school and was a release time teacher. Phyllis was also a member of the Litchfield Bowling League, the Buffalo Lake Business Association and the Buffalo Lake Community Club, where she was the secretary for many years. She volunteered in the community, which included the Hospital Auxiliary and the McLeod County Fair Diner. In 1987, Phyllis was V.P. for the Hutchinson High School Alumni Association.
Phyllis enjoyed family activities, visiting and having coffee (sometime numerous times in a day!) with friends and family. She was an avid Minnesota Twins and Wild fan. Phyllis especially cherished spending time with her family, grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends.
Phyllis passed away on Friday, February 19, 2016, at her home in Hutchinson, Minnesota, at the age of 72 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Phyllis is survived by her:
Husband, Ellsworth Huls of Hutchinson, MN;
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 and Breah Huls;
Sister, Nancy Dahl of Hutchinson, MN;
Brother, Jerry Rusch and his wife, LuAnn of Hutchinson, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her Parents, Wilbert and Ruth Rusch; Nephew, Tony Dahl.