Forest Hull


         Forest G. Hull, 71, of rural Gatzke, MN, died Friday evening, March 14, 2014 in his home.


      Forest Glover Hull, the son of George Thurston & Mildred Ann (Watson) Hull, was born in his family home on May 18, 1942 in Martinsburg, West Virginia.


      The family relocated to Maryland and settled in Mt. Aetna where Forest attended Mt. Aetna Academy until the eighth-grade.  His family then relocated to St. Helena, California where Forest graduated from St. Helena High School in 1961.


      In 1963, Forest enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Ord, California, where he served as a Medical Corpsman until we was honorably discharged in 1965.


      He met his wife of 47 years, Joan, in Paradise, California and they were married February 12, 1967.  They had one son, Brian Tyler Hull, now of Seattle, Washington.


      Forest’s professional career included a wide span of positions in healthcare. He retired from the Kettering Medical Network, Kettering, Ohio, in 2006.  He and his wife then moved to their present home in Linsell Township, Marshall County, rural Gatzke, MN.


      Forest’s hobbies included a love of birds and birdhouses, trains and cattle.  He loved the out-of-doors and especially his home in Northwest Minnesota.


      Forest was a member of N.E.H.A. (National Executive Housekeepers Association) with an emphasis on Infection Control, Laundry and Linen Management and Training Programs.  He developed a Housekeeping certification program through the City of Kettering and Kettering Medical Center Hospital.  Forest also owned several business enterprises over the years including Adult Residential Care facilities in California and Washington states, and an Environmental Services Consulting Business (Benchmark Consulting).  He was a former member of the Elks, and a Viet Nam era veteran.


      Forest was a life-long member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and loved talking to people about what the Lord had done in his life.


      He is survived by his wife—Joan Marie of Gatzke.  His son—Brian Tyler Hull of Seattle, WA.  His sister-in-law—Dee Hull of Cooper, ME, two nephews, two nieces and four grand-nieces and grand-nephews.


      Forest was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother—Travis H. Hull of Cooper, ME on March 5, 2014.


      A Memorial Service for Forest was held on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 11:30 AM in the Voyageur & Trapper Room of the Roseau City Civic Center in Roseau, MN with Pastor Walter James, officiating.  Military Flag Detail was provided by the Roseau Memorial Honor Guard.


      The family requests that any memorial gifts in his name be sent to the Humane Society of North America.