John F. Hulseman
VERO BEACH, FLA. — John Francis Hulseman, 87, of Vero Beach, Fla., died peacefully Tuesday, Oct. 9, following a brief illness.
Devoted husband of 64 years of the late Georgia Stillwell Hulseman. Beloved father of James of Lake Forest, Ill., John David (Angie) of Oxford, Md., Peter (Susan) of Portland, Ore., Jennifer of Carmel, Calif., George (Tracy) of Franklin, N.C., and Christian of Portsmouth, N.H.. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
John was preceded in death by son Leo, brother Robert, and parents Leo J. and Dorothy Hulseman.
Born in Chicago on Dec. 29, 1930, John attended New Trier High School in Northfield, Ill., and Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., where he majored in business administration. He was drafted in October of 1952 and served in the Military Police Corps for two years before being transferred to the Army Reserve.
Before leaving for service, he married Georgia Stillwell, who would remain his life partner until her death in 2016.
Following military service, John resumed his career at Solo Cup Company, the business his father began. Working primarily in the company’s paper division, he launched new cup plants in Federalsburg, Md., and Belen, N.M., and helped guide the company into one of the largest foodservice packaging companies in the world.
John was a devoted husband and a loving father. During his 87 years, he lived life with class and dignity. He was larger than life, a true gentleman with a world-class sense of humor and a zest for life. An avid golfer and tennis player, he will surely be missed by his many friends.
John was actively devoted to his Roman Catholic faith and most recently a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church in Vero Beach.
A private funeral mass will be held at Saints Peter and Paul Roman Catholic Church, 1210 S. Washington St., Easton, MD 21601. There will also be a private graveside service for immediate family members.
For online tributes, please go to www.fhnfuneralhome.com
Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Choptank, 29350 Maple Ave, Trappe, Md.
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. — 2 Timothy 4:7
JOHN F. HULSEMAN