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Donald E. Kull, 91, of Shelbyville passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 at Shelby Memorial Hospital at 11:35 p.m.
He was born the second son of Clarence and Ruby Mercer Kull on April 24, 1925 in Ridge Township, Shelby County. He attended Champion Grade School for eight years and graduated from Westervelt Community High School with the class of 1943. Don chose not to enter the service, but to help his father farm during World War II. Don married Helen Hoke on May 3, 1947 and they farmed two years. He was employed by Shelby Loan and Trust Company from 1949 to 1960. From 1960 to 1988 he was employed by Federal Home Loan Bank Board as a Savings and Loan examiner, retiring in 1988. Since retiring he has enjoyed gardening, traveling and volunteer work. He was baptized and confirmed in Lutheran faith in St. John's Lutheran Church Shelbyville. He has been a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Shelbyville since 1949.

Surviving are his wife Helen; son Eric (Suzie) of Shelbyville; daughter Donna Mueller of Shelbyville; granddaughters Amy (Brian) Finley of Charleston, Angela Stephens (Henry) of Shelbyville, Erica (Derrick) Hardy of Shelbyville; grandson Jake Kull of Shelbyville; great-grandchildren Zachary and Macayla Finley, Rory and Tori Stephens, Taetym Gatton, Kinley and Jasper Hardy and Cooper Kull; brother Kenneth Kull of Shelbyville.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother James; sisters Mary Biehler and Nancy Kessel; sisters-in-law Imogene Kull, Betty Weakly and Phyllis Kull; brothers-in-law Robert Weakly and Dale Biehler and one brother, John in infancy.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 16, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the time of service at 1 p.m. at Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Shelbyville. Online condolences may be left at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 15, 2016
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