Nov. 24, 1946 - July 31, 2019
Maj. Marcel Hull, USA (Ret.), passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in Austin.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with Fr. Patrick Ebner officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen.
Marcel was born on November 24, 1946 in Morbach, Germany. As a child, he grew up in Germany and the United States, since his father served in various duty stations in the Army. He graduated high school in Germany and then moved to Colorado to attend the University of Colorado, where he graduated with a B.A. in International Relations. He immediately was commissioned and entered the US Army. He served for 20 years in the Army, retiring from Ft. Hood as a Major. He continued to work at Ft. Hood as a civil service employee and contractor until his retirement in 2014.
He loved traveling, nature walks and hikes and spending time with his family and friends. He was always active in his community in Copperas Cove and his church. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus and the Exchange Club.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Maria Schmitt Hull.
He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Holle and husband, Geoff; son, C.J. Hull and wife, Kristi; brothers, Jim Hull and Ken Lindquist; four grandsons, Daniel, Hunter, Finley and Mason.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been designated to Holy Family Catholic Church.
Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove in charge of arrangements.
Colton George Drye
April 23, 1997 ~
July 29, 2019
Colton George Drye, age 22, of Belton, TX, formally of Lena passed unexpectedly away on July 29, 2019. He was born on April 23, 1997 to Richard “Rich” and Deanna (Herman) Drye in Freeport, IL.
He grew up in Lena and in 2015 he graduated from Lena-Winslow High School. Colton served his country in the United States Air Force.
He was currently serving as a Special Operations TACP/ JTAC 9th ASOS in Fort Hood, TX. He had a strong love for the brotherhood TACP Special Ops. In his free time Colton enjoyed hockey and baseball; he competed in cross fit, and enjoyed working out. Most of all Colton had an infectious smile that would light up a room and had a heart of gold.
He is survived by his parents Rich and Deanna Drye of Lena, two brothers- Dustin of Bakersfield, CA and Andrew of Twenty-Nine Palms, CA; grandparents- George Drye of Lena, Robert and Tana Herman of Lena; great-grandmother Betty Raders of Lena; girlfriend Aubree Rosa of Glendora, CA; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and his brothers of the TACP.
Colton was preceded in death by his grandmother Norma “Jeanie” Drye, great-grandma Leona Grebner, and great-grandfather Frank Raders.
Visitation was held Sunday August 4 at the Lena-Winslow Elementary School Fine Arts Center, 401 Fremont Street, Lena, Illinois 61048.
Funeral Service were Monday August 5, , with a visitation prior to the Funeral Service from at the Lena-Winslow Elementary School Fine Arts Center, 401 Fremont Street, Lena, Illinois 61048.
Interment will take place at the Lena Burial Park with full Military Honors.
A gathering followed at Route 20 Bar and Grill.
A memorial has been established in his name.