Robert Hulsebus

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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. - Mr. Robert Louis Hulsebus joined his wife, Allie Lou Clary Hulsebus in our Lord's presence on Friday, December 7, 2012. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 15, 2012 in the Rowland Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary C. Redding officiating. Interment will be at 3:00 PM in Rosemont Cemetery in Newberry, SC. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Born November 14, 1923 in Mason City, Iowa to Ella Witt Hulsebus and Lewis Bernard Hulsebus, Mr. Hulsebus had one sister, Beverly Piotrowski. December 7 is a pivotal date in Mr. Hulsebus's life. As a student at Luther College in Iowa, the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 led him to enlist in the Navy. He was transferred to Newberry College as a member of the Navy's V-12 Program where he met Allie Lou Clary who became his wife of 62 years. Together they were part of America's Greatest Generation who lived through the Great Depression and World War II. Just as the events of Dec. 7 led them to each other, it reunited them. Mr. Hulsebus was a humble servant. He often said that a lot could be accomplished if a person does not care who gets the credit. In addition to his military service, he served at Epworth Children's Home in Columbia, SC and as a teacher, coach, guidance counselor, transportation supervisor, high school principal, vocational school principal, guidance coordinator and superintendent in schools in South Carolina. He was employed by schools in Pageland, Eau Clare, Liberty, the Bush River Community in Newberry County, Saluda, Chester and North Augusta. He always felt that education was a worthy profession for those who were interested in being a positive role model and influence on young people. He was proud that his immediate family has a combined 167 years of teaching, coaching and guidance. Mr. Hulsebus was a member of First Baptist Church of North Augusta where he attended f or 41 years. He is survived by two sons, Dr. Robert Hulsebus (wife Lela) and Tim Hulsebus (wife Paula); two daughters, Lucretia Speas (husband Greg) and Bobbie Lou Shipman (husband Jeff); two granddaughters, Clary Pollack (husband Fred) and Allie Jo Shipman; five grandsons, Tyson (wife Victoria), Shane and Corey (wife Elise) Hulsebus, Strother Tedford (wife Lindsey) and Nathan Shipman; five great grandchildren, Abraham Berend Judson, Ella Hulsebus, Grace Hulsebus, Rhet Pollack and Asher Hulsebus. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of North Augusta Missions Fund, 625 Georgia Ave, North Augusta, SC 29841 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. Visit the online register at www.rowlandfuneralhome.com Rowland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Jan. 1, 1900
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