Daniel Dean Huls, "Beanie" as he was known to family and friends, was born Jan. 30, 1957, in Le Mars, the son of Floyd and Marcella (Orban) Huls. Beanie graduated from Gehlen Catholic High School with the Class of 1976.
He was a volunteer with the Le Mars Fire and Rescue Auxiliary Department for several years with his father and brothers.
As a young man, he worked for several years at Randall's Super Valu in Le Mars before joining his father in the family business, Plymouth Plumbing and Heating. He worked at the business until 2002.
Beanie later worked for several years in maintenance for Oak Leaf Properties taking care of the Floyd Valley Apartments in Le Mars. He also worked security for Plymouth Oil in Merrill.
Beanie was united in marriage to Margaret Schulz July 14, 1978, at St. James Catholic Church in Le Mars.
Beanie enjoyed his 1955 Chevy Station Wagon, having been a member and participated with the Tri-State Cruisers. He also enjoyed hunting, motorcycles and his pets.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Margaret of Le Mars; his mother, Marcella Huls of Le Mars; three brothers, Dale and his wife, Dianne, Darwin and his wife, Linda, and David and his wife, Torrie, all of Le Mars; a sister, Judy Meister and her husband, Randy of Lee's Summit, Mo.; eight nieces and nephews, Paul and Mary Huls of Sioux City, and their children; Brekka and Briley Huls of Le Mars, Jenifer Huls of Sioux City, Shaun and Minisa Huls of Hampton, Va., and their children; Misa and Kenji, Cory Huls of Tuscon, Ariz., Audrea Huls of Davenport, Amy and Jesse Lennox of Cedar Rapids, and their daughter Avery, Jana Meister and Danica Meister of Lee's Summit, Mo.; in-laws; Rod and Linda Schulz of Sioux City, Douglas and Judy Schulz of Le Mars, and their children; Brian and Kevin, Tom and Mary Schulz of Le Mars, and their children; Danny, Tommy, and Lisa, and Nancy Schulz of Le Mars; and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Floyd Huls in November 2003; a nephew, Jeremy Huls; parents-in-law, Melvin and Virginia Schulz; and a brother-in-law, Roger Schulz.