Waitsburg, Washington resident,
Robert Eugene Hulce, 85, passed
away April 22, 2013, at Dayton General
Hospital, Dayton, Washington.
Bob was born October 12, 1927,
in Burbank, California, to Albert and
May Darling Hulce. He graduated
from Vivian (South Dakota) High
School in 1946, and also earned a
Surgical Technician certificate from
Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort
Sam Houston, Texas that year.
He served as a surgical technician
in the US Army during WWII,
being discharged in 1947. In 1953, he and Doris Hullinger were
married in Pierre, South Dakota. They moved to this area that
year from Vivian, South Dakota. He worked for the Walla Walla
County Road Department, retiring in 1980.
Bob was known for his involvement in community projects
such as Days of Real Sports, Holiday Smoked Turkey and
the Pioneer Fall Festival Buffalo Feed. Bob was a kind and gentle
man and will always be remembered for his big grin and friendly
“Hello”. He loved his family, always making sure his girls were
taken care of.
His memberships included the Waitsburg Lions Club, Waitsburg
Volunteer Fire Department, Waitsburg Ambulance Service
and American Legion Post #35.
Bob is survived by his wife, Doris Hulce, at their home; three
daughters: Denise (Terry) Hoon of Dayton; Teresa (Glen) Johnson
of Moses Lake, Washington; and Gayle (Craig) Durkee also
of Dayton; two sisters: Helen Stracke and Alberta Verzani both
of Presho, South Dakota; one brother, Claude Hulce of Burbank,
California; eight grandchildren: Caitlin, Caleb and Courtney
Durkee; Brooke Van Ausdle, Heather Vaughn, Jason Hoon, Jason
Johnson and Valerie Hammitt; and ten great-grandchildren: Carson,
Kinley, Justin, Frank, Jeffery, Tyler, Mattison, Taylor, Payton
and Ethan. He was preceded in death by his parents and six
A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on
Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Lions Community Building in
Waitsburg. A private graveside service will be held at the Waitsburg
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
to the Waitsburg Fire Department, Waitsburg Ambulance Service
or the Veterans Memorial Wall at the Waitsburg Cemetery
through Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military
Road, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends may write memories and sign the online guestbook
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