Jack Hulett, 80, of Creston, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, at Clearview Nursing Home in Mount Ayr. Celebration of Life services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Pastor Mary O’Riley will officiate. The service will also be livestreamed at Powers Funeral Home’s website, www.powersfh.com.
Open visitation at Powers Funeral Home will be Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, from 3 to 7:30 p.m. with family receiving friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Creston.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are to EveryStep Hospice at Clearview Home in Mount Ayr, or the Union County Fairgrounds. Online condolences may be made at www.powersfh.com.
Jackie “Jack” Richard Hulett was born Sept. 11, 1941, in Johnson County, Missouri, (now the location of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs), to Charles Edwin Hulett and Clesa LaVena (DeHart) Hulett. Jack was educated in Cromwell schools.
Jack was united in marriage April 12, 1959, to Judy Carolyn Eklund in the Cromwell Congregational Church. They settled on the Antisdel farm where he worked on the farm with his parents. They later moved to Council Bluffs where they worked for a time.
Returning to Creston, Jack worked at Kelly’s Station on Elm Street, alongside Bill Stuart at another filling station. He then worked at Purolator by night and began a scrap and metal business during the day. He eventually achieved his dream of having his own business, by buying the Oscar Johnson Salvage Business, which expanded into buying and selling cars, car parts, and a range of metals. With the growing business, he was able to expand to include his son, coming on to the Hulett and Son Auto Salvage.
Jack was a member of the Cromwell United Congregational Church of Christ, the Farm Bureau, formerly with the Creston Volunteer Firefighters, and Eagles.
Survivors include his three daughters: Tammy (Gaylen) Pryor of Afton, Pam (Brian) Kelley of Liberty, Mo. and Jackie (Andy) Wager of St. Charles, Mo.; one son, Chuck (Tami) Hulett of Creston; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; his sisters in-law, Diane (husband Bill) Ogbourne of Osceola and Dolores Hulett of Creston; many nieces, nephews and friends, his dog Pongo and his shop cats, OJ and Missy.
Jack was preceded in death by his wife, Judy in 2020; son, Randy Hulett; his parents, Charles and Clesa Hulett; Judy’s parents, Art and Maxine Eklund; his brother, Ed Hulett; his sister-in-law, Donna Moran and her husband Bill.