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William M. Hull

William M. Hull

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LINCOLN - William M. Hull, 64, Lincoln, died at 2:55 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 26, 2006) at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Holy Family Church, Lincoln, with the Rev. R. Anthony Lee officiating. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Wapella. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln, with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Abraham Lincoln Healthcare Foundation ALMH 2010; or University Of Illinois Foundation-College Of Agriculture Consumer and Environmental Sciences; or Memorial Medical Center Foundation Transplant Fund.

He was born March 20, 1941, at Bloomington, a son of Paul M. and Eleanor J. Walsh Hull. He married Starr L. Bridge on Aug. 22, 1964, at Champaign.Survivors include his wife of Lincoln; two daughters, Kimberly (B. John) Gatesman, Pittsburgh, Pa., and Tiffany (Timothy) Gardella, Oakland Township, Mich.; one brother, James (Jill) Hull, Clinton; and five grandchildren, Megan Gardella, W. Garrett Gardella, Connor Gatesman, Sommer Gardella and Austin Gatesman.

His parents preceded him in death.

He was executive vice president and trust officer at State Bank of Lincoln and the secretary of the board of directors.

He was a member of Holy Family Church of Lincoln and the U.S. Army Reserves.

In his 32 years in Lincoln, he has dedicated his time, efforts and leadership to improve the healthcare, education, recreation and economic opportunities for all the people in Lincoln, Logan County and Central Illinois.He was named the 2004 Courier Citizen of the Year. He served on the boards of Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, ALMH Healthcare Systems Board, ALMH Foundation Board and Memorial Health System Board. He chaired the Dr. Robert Perry building expansion; Quality Health Care Committee, Logan County Economic Development Foundation, Logan County Growth Inc., Greater Lincoln-Logan County Chamber Of Commerce, Rotary International Exchange Committee, Lincoln Art Fair and Logan County Illini Sports Caravan. He was a member of The President's Council of the University of Illinois, Chamber Ambassador, Logan County Extension board, Catholic Social Services board for Diocese of Peoria and Kappa Kappa Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and his master's degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y.

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