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Obituary: Dale Lee Hull, Columbus

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Dale Lee Hull, 82, of Lebanon, Indiana, died August 20, 2014. He was born January 17, 1932, in Columbus, Indiana, to the late Homer M. and Lillian D. (Massey) Hull.

He was a 1948 graduate of Columbus High School (barely) and attended Franklin College.

Mr. Hull worked over 20 years at Cummins Engine Co., until ending as Plant Superintendent in 1971.

Subsequent stints in upper management followed at Rupp Industries, Cincinnati Milicron, and Lunkenheimer Valve, until his return to Columbus, in 1978 to begin a series of entrepreneurial activities until he retired in 1995.

Mr. Hull was Chairman of the Board of the Cummins Employees Recreational Association during the time the Board oversaw the construction of Ceraland Park, which opened in 1963. He was also Chairman of the Board overseeing the construction and opening of Otter Creek Golf Course in 1964. Mr. Hull, ironically, was a lousy golfer.

He once said, “I’m betting it all God has a sense of humor.”

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014, at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, 3855 25th Street, Columbus, Indiana. There will be no funeral service.

In addition to being survived by his beloved wife, Susan Jane (Phillips) Lewis Hull, he is also survived by a brother, Eugene (Marilyn) Hull; daughter, Susan (Evan) Jones; son, David (Karen) Hull; stepsons, Jim (Libby) Lewis, Steven (Luanne) Lewis and David (Melodie) Lewis; grandchildren, Justin (Raina) Jones, Lauran (Cory) Fox, and Kate, Megan, Emily and Sarah Hull; and great-grandchildren, Logan and Liberty Jones and Grace Hull.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Martha Jane (Reeves) Hull; daughter, Teresa Lynn Baker Szarvas; and brother, Donald (Carol) Hull.

You are invited to light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the Internet.

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