Carl Hukill

Carl L. Hukill, 85, of Cuba died at 2:25 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2001, at his home.

He was born April 18, 1916, in Walnut Grove, a son of Clyde and Opal Fern Huff Hukill. He married Velma Carruthers on April 27, 1940, in Canton. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, David (and Judy) Hukill of Springfield, Ohio; Norman (and Cindy) Hukill of Cuba; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Dr. George "Kimber" Hukill of West Des Moines, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by one infant son.

He had lived in Canton and Table Grove.

He owned and operated the former Hukill Funeral Chapel in Cuba from 1953-1979. He was past president of District 8 Illinois Funeral Directors Association, a 59-year member and past master of Vermont Lodge #116 AF&AM, Peoria Consistory and Scottish Rite Bodies, a 59-year member and past patron of Ipava Chapter 226 Order of Eastern Star, a member of Canton Elks Lodge 626, past president of Region 4 Illinois Division of Tourism, a charter member and past president of Cuba Lions Club, past secretary of Putman Township Cemetery Board, a former member of Cuba Business Association, a former member of Cuba Civil Defense, a former board member of Putman Township Park Dist., a member of the AARP and a member of Travelers Protective Association.

He was a member of the Cuba Christian Church.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with Rev. Amy Wharton officiating. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. with masonic services conducted at 6:45 p.m. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice Association or the Grant Keime Memorial Trust Fund.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/4/2001

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