Elvin L. Huling Jr.

February 24, 1951April 23, 2021

Elvin “Al” L. Huling, Jr., of Belleville, Illinois, passed away Friday, April 23rd, 2021 in Belleville at the age of 70. He was born February 24th, 1951 in Belleville to Elvin Huling, Sr. and Dorothy (Wiget) Huling. Al is preceded in death by both of his parents and two of his sisters, Phyllis Meyer and Penny Huling.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Theresa (Joyce) Huling; his sister, Patricia Sullivan; and his children, Philip Huling and Cameron Huling and his wife Tiffany, all of Belleville, Illinois.

Al proudly served in the United States Navy and also worked in the power plant at Memorial Hospital, retiring as the foreman after 34 years. He enjoyed his family and friends, but he especially adored his grandchildren, Maggie, Lincoln, Anthony, Melody, and Zach.

Memorial Gathering will be from 4 to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 at Valhalla Gaerdner-Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.


  • Memorial Gathering

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021


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Ed French

April 30, 2021

Joyce, sorry to hear about Al he was a good person and I always enjoyed talking about golf with him. Just found out about his passing and would have attended his wake if I had known. Hope you are doing well in retirement.

Elli Deters

April 28, 2021

Phillip I loved the eulogy you shared tonight. I know Dad is proud of you and can feel your love!
Uncle Al always made me felt loved. His kind grin, warm hugs and loving words. My favorite memory of him was when I was small and we went to parade at night. At one point just Uncle Al and I were together alone at the parade. I did not get much candy in my bucket. So....he took me to buy some candy. A whole bucket full! He made me feel so special and so loved and that memory is a little fuzzy in my mind of tbe exact details but the feelings of love are still felt.

Thank you for loving me Uncle Al!❤

Facilities Memorial Hospital

April 28, 2021

$100 donation made to Wounded Warriors in Al's name
from facilities dept Memorial Hospital

Maggie Tribout

April 27, 2021

Tess, I was so sorry to hear about Al's death. I have a lot of memories from the tavern. Karen called me Sunday and told me about Al. I will be thinking and praying for you.


Sharron Malloy

April 26, 2021

My love goes out to my very close friend, Theresa, and to her sons Philip and Cameron, as well as Al’s beloved grandchildren, who Al adored and they adored him! My heart breaks for his family left behind! May you all know that my prayers and condolences are with you through this extremely difficult time.

Theresa, remember I am here for you, day and night! Love to you, Sharron

Mary K Timmings

April 25, 2021

Al and his wife Tess (as I Call her). Are very special people in our neighborhood. Al always had a kind word to say to everyone. He will be missed by everyone. I always talked to Al when I was walking my dog. Rest In Peace my Friend.

Tim Scott

April 25, 2021

Al and I had many memories together. We grew up together starting in the ninth grade, from football every fall to going out on Saturday nights to dances and just hanging out. He was a special friend. We shared our lives together, our highs and lows through that turbulent times of the late sixties. When graduation came, Al was on his way to Illinois and I was in California. Uncle Sam blessed me with an opportunity to go to war and I excepted it. Al and I lost contact until years later I received a phone call from him, we had a lot to catch up on, talked about our lives and marriages, the things we did, I found out that he was in the Navy to, just as I was. We kept in touch through Christmas cards and phone calls. I was sorry to hear of his passing, I think a little of me went to. I send blessings to his family and hope. I would love to receive Xmas cards still and keep up with your families news though face book. Tim.


April 24, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of Al's passing. Though we live many miles apart, I carry fond memories of spending fun times with him when my family visited on vacation. I know he will be missed by many. Loving thoughts and prayers to Theresa and the entire family. May God comfort you and give strength to cope as you move forward without him. Much love to you all.