In Memory Of
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Frank John Hulsing
12/01/1959 - 11/23/2018
Francis “Frank” John Hulsing, 58, of Baileyville, Kansas lost his battle against cancer, on Friday, November 23, 2018, at his home.
Frank was born on December 1, 1959 at the Seneca Hospital, to Anthony H. and Florence M Haug Hulsing. The seventh of eight children. Frank grew up playing sports and loving the outdoors. He attended B& B School; and graduated from High School with the class of 1977.
As a young man, Frank worked for AHRS before going to work for Suther’s Building, where he was employed for 12 years.
He married Stephanie A. Holthaus on June 22, 1985 at St. James Catholic Church in Wetmore. The couple had four children and celebrated 33 years of marriage. Frank lived on the farm north of Baileyville his entire life, where he grew crops, raised hogs from farrow to finish; as well as, cattle. Frank enjoyed staying busy, he free lanced as a gifted carpenter, worked for KDOT; he was also employed by B&B as a janitor.
Frank was civic in nature and served on the B & B School Board for eight year, the Rural Water # 3 Board for eight years and currently was on Manon Township Board, serving as the road maintainer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus since 1978. Frank was a lifelong member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville, where he sang with the Folk Choir and volunteered at the Catholic Heart Workcamps.
He enjoyed bowling and playing township basketball into his 40s. Frank was a farmer to his core, he loved the farm; building their home, shop and pole barn. He was a die-hard B & B fan, loved KU Basketball and being outdoors. Frank relished being a grandfather. His favorite saying was “It is what it is.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony on November 6, 2004 and Florence on December 12, 2002; and two sisters, Arlene Gudenkauf on May 27, 1999 and Annette Feldkamp on July 5, 2000.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie; their children, Sharon (Travis) Henry of Circleville, Brooke (Kyle) Lococo of Americus, Kansas, Jerald Hulsing of Baileyville and Cassidy (Thomas) Eisenbarth of Onaga, Kansas; grandchildren, Emma Lococo, Calvin Henry, Nicholas Lococo and Benjamin Henry; two brothers, Gary Hulsing of Baileyville and Donald Hulsing of Axtell; and three sisters, Mary Doris Strathman of Seneca, Judy Stredicke of Puyallup, WA, and Nancy Siess of Topeka.
Rosaries were prayed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville on Monday, November 26, 2018.
The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Fr. Reggie Saldanda and con-celebrated by Fr. Arul Carasala on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Sacred Heart’s Catholic Church in Baileyville.