Robert W. “Bob” Hull
Date of Death: Jul 04, 2012
[leftcolumn] Bob was born April 28, 1929 in Ottumwa, Iowa the son of John and Gladys Tennis Hull. Gladys didn’t survive the birth of her son. In 1933 his father married Gertrude VandeStreek who became Bob’s mother. Bob joined the United States Army in 1951, serving for two years and earning the rank of Corporal. He married the love of his life Beverly Rymer while home on leave December 28, 1951. After returning to Wisconsin from the service they began farming in the Waupun/Brandon area. He also worked with and later co-purchased with his brothers, Ron and Gordon, their father’s business, Hull Implement Co. This is where his great passion for MM tractors and tractor pulling began with his 1953 MM-UB. After the closing of the business, Bob worked for the township of Waupun from 1988 until his retirement. Bob and Bev have been members of Alto Reformed Church all their married lives. Bob is a member of American Legion Post 210 of Waupun. He along with his brother, Lyle were charter members of the Wisconsin Tractor Pullers Association and later Central Wisconsin Antique Tractor Pullers. Bob pulled his MM-UB and later his MM-R at many, many pulls. He celebrated 40 years of pulling at the Alto 4-H Fair in 2008. Bob also enjoyed operating the scale for his children’s events with the Wisconsin Garden Tractor Pullers.
Bob is survived by his wife of 60 years, Beverly (Rymer) Hull; three sons, Michael (Cheryl) Hull of Waupun, James (Donna) Hull of Brandon, and John Hull (fiancée Bonnie Vis) of Waupun; one daughter, Brenda (Lowell) Vis of Waupun, one sort of adopted son, Jodie (Kathy) Stobb of Waupun; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven brothers and three sisters, Gordon (Marlene) Hull of Waupun, Elaine (Samuel) Braaksma of Wisconsin Rapids, Elton (Katherine) Hull of Waupun, Lois (Gordon) Alsum of Waupun, Delvin Hull and friend, Lilly of Coloma, IL, Lyle (Jayne) Hull of Waupun, Ronald (Joan) Hull of Burnett, Caroline Gilmore and friend, Gene of Beaver Dam, Jerald (Luann) Hull of Waupun, Phillip Hull of East Moline, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, John and Gertrude Hull; one grandson, one nephew, two nieces, one brother-in-law, one sister-in-law on the Hull side, and three brothers-in-law on his wife’s side.