Kenneth Hulst, 44

WILMINGTON — The world lost an amazing man. Kenneth (Ken) Hulst passed away at New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Saturday, August 28, 2021.

Ken was born at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY on November 30, 1975 and grew up in New Windsor, NY.  He was a 1994 graduate of Cornwall High School and graduated college from California University of PA where he met his wife. Ken spent 22 years as a restaurant manager for Wendy’s International.

Ken was a loving husband and devoted father. He was an amazing son, brother, grandson, son-in-law, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, and friend.

Ken had a warm smile and a big heart. He worked hard for his family.  Nothing was more important than his two daughters and his wife.

Ken loved to travel and would jump in the car for a road trip at any moment. He enjoyed watching golf and loved the New York Mets. Ken was also a music lover and enjoyed going to see his favorite bands in concert. He also loved camping and spending time with his family in Holland, Michigan.

Ken is survived by his wife of 21 years, Jennifer Hulst and his two daughters, Kaitlyn (21) and Kyra (17). He is also survived by his parents, Donald and Barbara Hulst and his brother Dan and sister-in-law Heidi. He is also the first grandchild of Selma (Sally) Hulst and the late Kenneth (Bud) Hulst. Ken is also survived by his mother-in-law, Marianne (Raymond) McQuade, sister-in-law Lisa (Richard) Callender. He also has 2 nieces and 2 nephews, Ian, Riley, Alexa, and Drake.

Ken may be gone but he will always be with us. Ken graciously and selflessly donated his kidney to his brother-in-law, Rich. Ken is a true hero and lifesaver.

A celebration of life will be open for immediate family. Memorial Contributions may be made to either the North Carolina ALS Association at alsnc.org or Team Gleason at teamgleason.org.

Ken you will be missed.

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