Marc Frederic Hult, 73, died in Covington, Kentucky on August 3rd.
Born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Stephen and Anne-Marie Hult (nee Durand), Marc spent his adolescence in Mallorca, Spain, where he maintained life-long friendships with those he considered his “familia adoptiva.” Marc returned to the US to attend Marshall HS in Minneapolis, where he met Alexandra (Lisa) Hult Filipovich, M.D. with whom he would share forty-eight years of marriage and two children.
Marc graduated with a degree in Geology from Macalester College and pursued graduate work through the Department of Geophysics at the University of Minnesota. He spent his life surveying, monitoring, and protecting the ground and surface waters of Minnesota and Kentucky. Beginning his career as a researcher for the US Geological Survey, Marc designed, proposed, and led the crude-oil spill project in Bemidji, MN for over a decade. He would go on to teach Environmental Geology, Hydrology, and Geomorphology at Macalester College, his alma mater. After moving to Covington, he continued his stewardship of the environment and later served elected and appointed roles including: Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner, Chairman of the Kenton County Conservation District, and Licking River Watershed Watch. A trail has been named in Marc’s honor for his work in Kentucky in the Morning View Heritage Area.
Marc was a man of many interests that intertwined throughout his life. His love of travel heightened his passion for photography and entertaining. He enjoyed fine music & food and especially appreciated sharing both with those around him. He dedicated a substantial amount of time and effort into collecting assorted works of Daniel Beard and James Audubon and was proud to share them with the Boy Scout community through his home, the Daniel Carter Beard house.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa. He is survived by his brother, Stephen (Mary Lou); his sons Alexis (Betsy) and Philip (Liz); and three grandsons.
Marc loved his family, his friends, and his puppies. And he is loved and missed by them.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Covington in the upcoming months.