Richard E. Hulme, 85, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, passed away at Arbor Court, Monday, December 23, 2019.
Family will greet friends from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel. A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, December 30, 2019 at Olson~Powell Memorial Chapel, with Howard Hulme officiating. Burial will be at Finley Cemetery. Gifts of love and friendship may be directed to the family to be designated at a later time. On-line condolences may be directed to www.olsonpowell.com.
Born March 18, 1934, in Mt. Pleasant, IA, Richard Eicher Hulme was the son of Samuel S. and Verna M. (Eicher) Hulme. He was a 1952 graduate of Wayland High School. After high school, Richard went to Iowa State University for a year. He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly A. Conrad on April 3, 1955. Together, they settled on the family farm and had seven kids. Sadly, Beverly passed away July 17, 1966. Richard went on to marry Kathleen L. Deaton on September 30, 1967. This marriage resulted in one more child.
While Richard was farming, he also worked at the Wayland Lumber Yard. Around 1972, Richard quit farming and sold most of the land. He then went to work at Taylor’s Inc. Feed Store and Hatchery in Mt. Pleasant. He kept eight acres and built a chicken house, which had 12,000 laying hens. After Taylor’s, Richard worked for LS Building as the building superintendent, working mostly with hog confinement buildings. Richard was a member of Finley Chapel for years and then Harmony Bible Church until 1988 when he moved to Naples, FL. While in Naples, Richard was a security guard, retiring in 2000. In 2006, he returned to the Wayland area and then to Mt. Pleasant. He was a member of Center Point Community Church in Naples and attended Calvary Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant.
Along with his wife, Richard is survived by two daughters, Connie (David) Brown of Mt. Pleasant, IA, and Teresa Hulme of Mt. Pleasant, IA; six sons, Rick (Debbie) Hulme of Pueblo West, CO, Steve (Lisa) Hulme of Overland Park, KS, Kevin Hulme of Longview, TX, Brian (Tavia) Hulme of Great Falls, MT, Michael (Kaye) Hulme of Sun City AZ, and Gary (Alicia) Hulme of Ankeny, IA; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Richard was preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly A. (Conrad) Hulme; his parents; one brother, John D. Hulme; one sister, Mary R. Seberg; and one granddaughter, Krystal Hulme.
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