MOUNT VERNON — Jack O. Huls, 84, of Mount Vernon, passed into God’s hands on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Uhrichsville, Ohio, to the late Hobart and Leila (Byrne) Huls.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Korean War as part of the 558Th Military Police at the Panmunjom Peace talks.

He was a hard worker, so funny, and the ultimate family man. Jack was a wonderful role model to all that knew him. He would give you the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it more. He was filled with compassion. He was a dedicated husband, loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. The world was a better place with him in it. He will be dearly missed but we know that he couldn’t be separated from his Gracie any longer.

Jack is survived by his daughter, Chere Krider of Howard; three grandchildren, Heather (Eric) Figurski, Jason Thevenin and Brett Krider; six great-grandchildren, Ashton Bogo, Xavier Thevenin, McKinley Figurski, Eden Figurski, Sophia Thevenin and Jeremy Figurski; along with many nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Grace Huls in 2016; a daughter, Tresa Huls; a sister, Nettie Searles; a step-mother, Kate (Brown) Huls; and a great-granddaughter, Madalyn Thevenin.
Friends may call Friday, March 3, from 5-8 p.m., at Lasater Funeral Home, 11337 Upper Gilchrist Road in Mount Vernon and one hour prior to services on Saturday. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 4, at 12:30 p.m., at Lasater Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Bloomfield Cemetery near Sparta.

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