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William Bullinger

William Bullinger

William “Bill” Bullinger, 92, Mandan, passed away Jan. 22, 2019, at Sunset, a Prospera Community, Mandan.

Mass of Christian burial was held Jan. 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan with the Rev. Jarad Wolf as celebrant. Burial was at Mandan Union Cemetery.

Bill was born Jan. 1, 1927, to Jacob and Mariann (Leingang) Bullinger in St. Anthony. He was raised and educated at St. Anthony Grade School. On March 1, 1949, he married the love of his life, Florence Birkholz, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Mandan. He then began working for the railroad. Later he worked for the Mandan Creamery and Cloverdale before ICI in Beulah, Center and Underwood. Before retiring he worked as a janitor for Electrical IBEW Union in Bismarck.

Bill will be remembered by so many whose lives he touched with his gentle warmth and kindness. Games were great fun as he would enjoy a good card game of blitz and smear, or he’d invite you to sit down and watch a game of "Wheel of Fortune" with him. Having an ear for music, he would dance the night away at Joe’s bar, and played the accordion and organ by ear without ever taking a lesson. Being the artistic man he was, he loved to draw, especially farm animals. He was an amazing family man who loved his family dearly and most could not measure up to him.

Bill will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his loving wife of 69 years, Florence; children, Charles (Lucinda), Bismarck, Harlan (Cheryl), Grand Junction, Colo., Kenan, Bismarck, Karla (Tom) Hellman and Kimberly (David) Schulz, both of Mandan; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mark; four brothers; and 12 sisters.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank-you to the Sunset Prospera and CHI St. Alexius staff.

Go to www.weigelfuneral.com to sign the online guest book and share memories.

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