Donald Robert “Bob” Hulse, 78, of West Lafayette, Indiana, passed away at IU Health Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born in Indianapolis on February 22, 1942, a son of the late Robert Carl and Edith M. (Robinson) Hulse.
Following a prior marriage, he married Doris A. (Poole) Hill Hulse in 1989 and she survives.
Bob was a 1960 graduate of Lebanon High School. He had a strong work ethic, which began at the age of 11 delivering newspapers. Following a year at Purdue University, he left and became a Chevrolet mechanic for 4 years. He then completed a 5-year tool & die journeyman certification, which he did until his passing. Bob owned several small businesses, retired finally after 52 years. After retirement he owned and operated RD Lasercut.
Bob was a longtime Lebanon resident before moving to Brownsburg. During his time in Brownsburg he was very involved in the community; where he was a Cub Scout Master, little league baseball coach and was a member of the volunteer fire department in Brownsburg and held an EMT license. Bob was also president of Wabash Valley Tractor Pulling Association. Bob and Doris lived several years in Portland, Oregon before moving back to West Lafayette.
He enjoyed building radio control aircraft and street rods, collecting guns, and spoiling his dogs.
Wife: Doris Hulse of West Lafayette, Indiana
Children: Robert A. (Holly) Hulse of Augusta, Georgia
Randall A. Hulse of Indianapolis, Indiana
Richard A. (Kim) Hulse of Tucson, Arizona
Ronald A. (Sherri) Hulse of Avon, Indiana
Roger A. Hulse of Tucson, Arizona
Dawn E. (James) Scott of Lawton, Oklahoma
Diana C. (Troy) Niswonger of New Paris, Indiana
Darrin M. (Brandi) Hill of Hastings, Oklahoma
15 Great Grandchildren
Two Brothers: William J. Hulse of Plainfield, Indiana
Bradley W. (Char) Hulse of Lebanon
In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by infant siblings Mary and Richard.
Service times are pending.
Myers Mortuary and Boone County Crematory have been entrusted with his cremation arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory to your local humane society.