Ernest B. Hulinsky, age 83, of Grand Island, NE, died Saturday, December 7, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society - Grand Island Village with his family at his side.
Ernest was born March 7, 1936, at Comstock, NE to Anton and Antonia M. (Oliva) Hulinsky.
Ernest grew up in Brule, NE, attending school there. He entered the U.S. Army on November 17, 1954.
He married Alice Allen on January 24, 1955 in Gering, NE. Ernest continued to serve his country and honorable discharged on November 3, 1956. He returned to Brule, NE where he worked on a farm. Ernest worked with Olson Manufacturing and later with Kenfield Electric in Ogallala, NE. Ernest owned and operated his own construction company, Hulinsky Construction. He later did electrical work on power plants and natural gas refinery plants in Wyoming and California until retiring in 1998. The couple moved back to Brule and in his retirement, he kept busy with church activities, tormenting his grandchildren, woodworking and fishing. They moved Grand Island in 2018.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brule, Lion’s Club, and Grace Lutheran Church in Grand Island.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Ernestine Gibson; 2 sisters, Mary Lou Oliverus, Rose Brown; and 2 brothers, Laddie Hulinsky and LeRoy Hulinsky.
Ernest is survived by; his wife of 64 years, Alice Hulinsky, of Grand Island, NE; 2 daughters, Barbara (Gary) Dreyer, of Wilber, NE; Cheryl (Dave) Dreyer, of Piedmont, SD; 2 sons, Douglas (Lynn) Hulinsky of Bayard, NE; Joel (Deborah) Hulinsky, of Grand Island, NE; grandchildren, Michele, Kellie, Jonathon, Alicia, Heather, Stephanie, Anne, Alan, Toni, Terri, Sharon, Anthony, and Jack. 20 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Delores Sperling, of Reno, NV; Carmen Forney, of Salt Lake City, UT; Toni (Kenneth) Elmer of Boise, ID; 1 brother, Rudy Hulinsky of Salt Lake City, UT; 4 sisters-in-law, Erma Hulinsky, of Ogallala, NE; Nancy Hulinsky, of Salt Lake City, UT; Betty (Rick) Matchett, of Ocala, FL; Karen Perry, of Twin Bridges, MT; 2 brothers-in-law, Bill Brown, of Ogallala, NE; and Virgil Allen, of Villisca, IA.
Funeral Services will be Thursday, December 12, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. (MST), at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Brule, NE with Rev. Jon Dickmander officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the St. John's Lutheran Church.
Interment will be Friday, December 13, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. (CST) in the Grand Island City Cemetery, with Rev. Daniel G. Bremer officiating. Military Honors will be rendered by the United Veterans Honor Guard and U.S. Army Honor Team.
Memorials are suggested to the family with designation to be determined at a later date.
Online condolences may be given at www.curranfuneralchapel.com
Curran Funeral Chapel of Grand Island and Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala are assisting the family with arrangements.
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