Robert Eugene Hulce

1927 - 2013


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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