Leo Anthony Hulm, 81, of Hooker, Oklahoma passed away October 20, 2012 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, Kansas.
Leo was born January 16, 1931 at the family farm home near Meadow, South Dakota, the son of Joseph and Anne LeMer Hulm. He was the second youngest of ten children and attended eight years of grade school at Meadow Central rural country school and one year of high school in Lemmon, South Dakota. At the age of sixteen he began working construction, driving earth moving equipment and continued in dam construction till his later years when he drove commercial truck in the Oklahoma Panhandle area.
Leo was united in marriage to Betty Jo Hanson in Bison, South Dakota on October 22, 1951. This union lasted over sixty years and was blessed with four children.
Leo was a devote Catholic and a member of Sacred Heart Church in Hooker, Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Pius and George of Meadow, South Dakota and Joe of Glad Valley, South Dakota, two sisters, Alice Wocal of Bowman, North Dakota and Angeline Hinson of Globe, Arizona.
Survivors include his wife, Betty of Hooker; son, Lee Allen and wife Carolyn of Brookville, Indiana; three daughters, Micky Hall of Valliant, Oklahoma, Stephanie Graf and husband Greg of Brookville, Indiana, Jenifer Cawley and husband, Joe of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; nine grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren; two brothers, Roy Hulm and wife Beth of Bison, South Dakota, Francis Hulm of Lemmon, South Dakota; two sisters, Veronica Barone of New Town, North Dakota, Betty Rhoads of Pasco, Washington; brother in law, Donald Hanson and wife Joyce of Troy, Virginia.
Funeral Mass will be said on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Bison, South Dakota followed by interment in Galloway Cemetery at Meadow, South Dakota under the direction of Evanson Jensen Funeral Home in Lemmon, South Dakota. Local arrangements directed by Roberts Brothers Funeral Home in Hooker, Oklahoma.
Memorials are suggested to the Olive Warner Memorial Library in Hooker, Oklahoma and may be left at Roberts Brothers Funeral Home, Box 745, Hooker, Oklahoma 73945.
Condolences may be left at www.robertsbrothersfuneralhome.com