Calvin Hultman, 76, father, grandfather, husband, friend, former Iowa State Senate Majority Leader and business owner died October 19 near his home in Mckinney,Texas. Cal grew up in Stanton, Iowa and spent summers in Wyoming working as a ranch hand and later for the National Park Service.
Cal was elected to the Iowa State Senate in 1972, and for most of his 18-year-tenure served as Majority/Minority Leader. He founded Hultman Company, a political consulting firm. Cal was a member of Lutheran Church of Hope and was its first Congregational President. He was an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Cal is survived by his wife, Mary; sons, Calvin II, Dan, and Chris; daughters-in-law, Emily and Victoria; and six grandchildren.
Services will be held at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 28. Visitation will be there on Friday, October 27 from 5-7 p.m. The family has designated Lutheran Church of Hope for memorial contributions.
Published by the Des Moines Register on Oct. 22, 2017.