Jeffrey Scott Hull passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at his home with family by his side.


Jeff was recently diagnosed with Kidney cancer (RCC) and was anxiously waiting for treatment to begin. Jeff was born April 15, 1960 to Richard and Jo Anne (Wood) Hull. Jeff was a graduate of Hastings High School and Denver Automotive. On February 11, 1981, Jeff married the love of his life, Gale Durkee. Together, they raised their children in Middleville.


Jeff was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, stepfather Robert Wood, stepmother Lois Hull, stepsister Kathy Blodgett, and stepbrother Mickey Parks. He is survived by his wife Gale, daughter Amanda (Ryan) Castelein, son Jeffrey Scott Hull II, grandson Justin Castelein, mother Jo Anne Wood and father Richard Hull, siblings Deborah (Gary) Dutcher, Jack (Tammy) Hull, stepsisters DeeDee (Randy) Graham, and Sue (Frank) Spagnuolo, stepbrother-in-law Roger Blodgett, in-laws Gerald and Sandra Durkee, sister-in-law Denise Durkee, brother-in-law Matthew (Brenda) Durkee, and several nieces and nephews.


Jeff was a Branch Manager at Hull Lift Truck in Battle Creek, and was a very valued employee.


Jeff loved spending his time with his family, riding his Harley, camping, golfing, boating, and playing cards. He loved all things family and was happiest with everyone around. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and co-workers.


In lieu of flowers, Gale has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to Easterseals Michigan or to his grandson Justin Castelein’s education fund.


There will be a Celebration of Life Service on at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Girrbach Funeral Home 328 S. Broadway Street, Hastings, MI 49058, with Visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. A luncheon will follow services at the First United Methodist Church.


Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home in Hastings. To leave an online condolence visit










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