Bill J. Bulman

Bill J. Bulman

Bill J. Bulman

Colona, Ill.

Bill J. Bulman, 65, of Colona, IL, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday July 11, 2023, at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport.

A Celebration Gathering will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 2023, at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd., Moline. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or K9 Kindness Rescue.

Bill was born on Aug. 4, 1957, in Austin, Texas, the son of Lloyd C. and Doris (Sampica) Bulman, Sr. He married Carol A. Bowdish on Dec. 23, 1978, in Springville, Iowa. He was previously employed as the store director at Hy-Vee Food Store in Silvis, Ill., retiring in 2007, after 33 years. Through his years with Hy-Vee, Bill so appreciated his employees’ hard work, loyalty and dedication. He enjoyed tending to his yard and fixing up properties. Family was incredibly important to him, and he loved the trips they took together to their home in Wisconsin and vacations to Disney World. He was an active grandparent and enjoyed watching his granddaughters dance. He loved all of his dogs through the years and currently his goldendoodle, Charlee. Bill was an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; son, Chad (Christy) Bulman; daughter, Brittany Bulman; parents, Lloyd and Doris Bulman; granddaughters, Callie and Cambrie; granddogs, Cenley and Cayce; sister, Terri (Jim) Bean; brother, Rick (Kathy) Bulman; sister-in-law, Judy (Terry) Mollendor; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lloyd “Chuck” Bulman, Jr. and his dog, Riley.

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