Charles Hulse, 76

Charles Thomas Hulse, age 76, of Constantine, died on Friday, January 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born January 3, 1946 in Vallejo, CA a son of Charles C. and Doris (Hansel) Hulse. Charles graduated from Freesoil High School in 1964 and received his Bachelors degree in education from Central Michigan University in 1972. On May 18, 1967 he married Alana McPherson in Japan.

Charles was employed as Director of Public Works for the Village of Constantine from 1978 to 1993. He then worked at the waste water treatment plant in Sturgis retiring in 2006. Charles was a member of Constantine American Legion Post #233. He enjoyed bowling, fly tying, trips to the Upper Peninsula, and Bulldogs. For 30 years he hosted the TGIF Boys at his home.

Surviving are his wife Alana “Lannie” Hulse, Constantine, daughters Valerie (Steve) Hocevar, Fenton, MI, Gloria (Robert) Marriott, Traverse City, son Clayton (Mindy) Hulse, Three Rivers, seven grandchildren 1st Lt. Cody Hocevar, 1st Lt. Brady Hocevar, Grace Hocevar, Emma and Gage Marriott, Malorie and Drew Hulse, brother Brian Hulse and sister Christine Hulse, nieces Amy Vanderstar and Sunny Hulse and nephew John Bedingham and his Bulldog Ringo who was by his side until passing. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Per Charles request, cremation has taken place. There will be no public services. The family would like to thank Three Rivers Hospice for their loving care and kindness.

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