Thurman Burl Hukill, 97, passed away into the loving arms of the Lord on August 10, 2018 in Harlingen, Texas.  He was born in Seneca, Missouri on January 11, 1921, to Tracy and Blanch (Kellogg) Hukill.  He married Dorothy Maye Thompson on July 6, 1944 in Hiawatha, Kansas.
He graduated from Thurman High School in Thurman Iowa.
Thurman served in the Navy as an Aviation Radioman flying 2300 hours in a Martin PBM-5 Mariner, during World War II from 1941-1945.
After being discharged he settled down in Hamburg, Iowa, where he farmed soy beans and corn, raised Quarter Horses and hogs.
He was a member of the Hamburg Saddle club, was an avid hunter and got his pilot’s license and bought an airplane. He was a long member of the Church of Christ.  
After retirement they bought a 5th wheel, traveled, and played golf. In 2006 they sold the farm and made Harlingen, Texas their permanent home.
He is survived by his son, John Hukill of Harlingen, Texas, two grandsons, Kent Hukill of Alexandria, Va. And Chlue Hukill of Austin, Texas: three great grandchildren, one sister Dorothy (Hukill) Douglass, of Anchorage, Alaska and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, daughter Kathy, parents, Tracy and Blanch Hukill, three brothers, Paul Hukill, Dean Hukill and Max Hukill, one sister Reba (Hukill) Lanning.
And a special thank you to the staff at Retama Manor for all the great care you gave my father.
Graveside services were to be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at the Mt. Olive Cemetery near Hamburg with Pastor Bob Milliken of the Sidney Church of Christ officiating.  Visitation was to be with the family from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney.  
The Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel in Sidney is in charge of arrangements.