Visitation for ``Bud’’ Hulet today: And Landmeier memory

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Visitation for Homer “Bud” Hulet, former president of Chicagoland Muskie Hunters, is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at the Matz Funeral Home, 3440 N. Central Ave., Chicago. Shortly after I received word from Dean Rosset about it, Duane Landmeier sent a touching note I thought worth sharing.

Landmeier is a dedicated muskie fisherman. He guides on his home lake of Shabbona and Lake Shelbyville. He’s the president of Quad County Hawg Hunters and the guy who usually organizes the muskie rescue below the Shabbona Lake dam.

I’ve fished with Landmeier and think he has the right approach, something I confirmed watching him interact with his son at the PMTT event on the Eagle River chain earlier this summer. They had a tough tournament, but even after two days of hard fishing both Landmeier and his son were sharing the joy of fishing together. As a dad, it was a beautiful thing to watch.

That’s the backdrop I would like to set for this from Landmeier on Hulet:

Homer Bud Hulet Longtime Muskies Incorporated member has passed away after a longtime battle with illness. The wake is at 11:00 am Thursday August 13 and the funeral follows at 1:00 pm at the Matz Funeral Home at 3440 Central Ave. Chicago, IL. Bud was very inspirational in many peoples lives especially in the fishing community including mine. I will never forget the muskies we caught together over the years together.And good times we had. He always had maurice lenell cookies in the boat mmmm. When I first joined Muskies Inc. he was one person who made me stay in it. He treated you like family. He could always take a ribbing and also give it back.Lots of fun. He treated people the way people were meant to be treated nicely we need more people like that in the world. The muskie community is losing a great ambassador and true friend we will all miss him. If there is a hall of fame for fishermen in Illinois or elsewhere he should be in it for his years of work.I hope that you catch many more in heaven Bud.

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