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March 26, 2020

William R. Hultine Sr., age 80 of Belleville, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020, at the New Glarus Home. He was born on December 7, 1939, in Elgin, IL, the son of Elwood and Dorothea (Schubbe) Hultine Sr.

Bill graduated from St. Charles High School in 1957. On January 7, 1961, he was united in marriage to Linda Kuk. Bill served as a Captain for the St. Charles Fire Department and then went on to work for many years as an emergency vehicle mechanic, working on fire trucks and ambulances. Bill had developed and patented a quick dump valve for fire tankers.

Bill is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Scott (Becky) Hultine, Bill Hultine Jr., Jody Hultine, and Daniel “Jay” Hultine; daughters, Geri (Mike) Williams and Molly Hultine; and nine grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Jerry (Judy) Hultine, Ed Hultine, Vaughn Hultine, and Valerie Baumgartner; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Elwood Jr. and Ike; and sister-in-law, Mary Ann.

Per Bill’s request, no formal services will be held.

The Becker-Beal Funeral Home of Belleville is assisting the family.

An online memorial with guestbook is available at


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