Eloise V. Bulman

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:21 pm

Eloise V. Bulman, 86, of Dorchester, died Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin, with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Friends called from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church. Casket bearers were Eloise’s children and grandchildren.

Eloise Virginia Bulman was born to Sander and Carrie Quandahl July 3, 1931, in Spring Grove, Minn. After graduating from Waukon High School, she worked as a hostess at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester, Minn., for one year. She married Delbert James Bulman June 11, 1950, at the Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in rural Dorchester. Delbert and Eloise purchased the family farm from Fred and Frances Bulman in 1957. For 65 years, Delbert and Eloise developed and cared for the land while teaching their children and grandchildren the value of hard work, the importance of family and faith, love of country and conservative values.
Eloise was a long-time member at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, elder, president of ladies aide and church treasurer for many years. She worked hard alongside Delbert and was an integral part of the farm. Along with her good eye for cattle and business sense, she spent her days feeding calves, nurturing horses, cooking, gardening, canning and baking. She was always ready with a meal for anyone who walked into her kitchen, no matter what time of day.

Survivors include her seven children: Richard Bulman of Spring Grove, Minn.; Karen (John Jr.) Kerndt of Decorah, and their children: Tade (Natalie) Kerndt, Buck (Lindsay) Kerndt, Auny (Ethan) Pole and Angie (fiancé Paul Pellett) Kerndt; Jerry (Machelle) Bulman of Dorchester and their children: Jesse (Angie) Bulman, Justin (fiancée Lindsay Harken) Bulman and Mike Bulman; Lori (Randy) Hover of Dorchester and their children: Amanda (Dave) Reinhardt and Jennifer (Stephan) Swart; Jeffrey (Tami) Bulman of Ames, and their children: Addison, Mason, Ellie and Emma; Thomas (Laurie) Bulman of Decorah and their children: Spencer, Austin and Sawyer; and Chris “Pud” (M’Liss) Bulman of Dorchester and their children: Tate and Ada; 17 great-grandchildren: Kylie, Kelby, Heaton, Dekla, Delbert, Rory and Ailin Kerndt; Stella, Gus, Eloise and Oletta Pole; Charlie and Nolan Reinhardt; and Charlotte, Thatcher, Greta and Owen Bulman; two brothers, Ozzie (Phyllis) Quandahl and Roger (Mary) Quandahl, both of Waukon; four sisters: Sandra (Gordon) Tangen of Dorchester, Naomi Ferguson of Hawaii, Beverly Gavle of Waukon and Marsha Stroh of Waterloo; sisters-in-law: Lois Wiedenmann of Waukon, Grace Bulman of Eitzen, Minn. and Margaret Bulman of Spring Grove, Minn.; and a brother-in-law, Robert (Marilyn) Bulman of Waukon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert, in December 2015; her parents; brothers Paul and Richard Quandahl; sisters-in-law: Shirley Bulman, Carol Quandahl and Ruth Quandahl; brothers-in-law: Loren Bulman, Dean Bulman, Neal Wiedenmann, Ronald Gavle, Bernie Stroh and Roger Ferguson.

Online condolences may be left at martinfunerals.com.

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