Harry Russell Bullerd, age 92, of rural Alexandria, MO, died Sunday, November
2009, in the Clark Co. Nursing Home in Kahoka.
He was born in Alexandria, MO, on October 15, 1917 to William and Mildred
Russell married Dorothy Trimble at her parent’s home in Keokuk on October 22,
1938, and were blessed to have spent 70 years together.
Survivors include three children: Joyce Anne Miller of Sands, MI, Ronald
Bullerd and his wife, Vernice, of Alexandria, MO, and Peggy Harmon and her
husband, Leslie, of Hamilton, IL; a sister-in-law, Betty Dannan of Troy, MI;
seven grandchildren and their families: James Miller, Sherry Soetaert and Terry
Miller of Sands, MI, Melissa Bullerd of Keokuk, IA, Shelley Keller of
Schaumburg, IL, Beth Lorentzen of Keokuk, IA, and Kim Lovell of Pleasant
Prairie, WI; as well as other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two sisters, Velma
Kinkeade and Edith Mortimer; a brother, Glenn, as a small child; and son-in-law,
Russell was an active member of the Alexandria Presbyterian Church, having
served as deacon and elder. He spent most of his life as a farmer and
construction worker. He built several homes in Alexandria and Kahoka, and helped
build the annex and the manse for the church. He also built his own home which
was destroyed by the 1993 flood. He was a hard worker and taught his children
the same value. He loved being in his home amidst his field and near the
Funeral services were held Friday, November 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at Wilson
Funeral Home in Kahoka with Pastor Larry Mulch officiating. Mrs. Aletta Hardin
was pianist. Vocalist was Mrs. Heidi Fox with selections "How Great Thou Art"
and "The Lord’s Prayer".
Honorary Pallbearers were Jim Miller and Terry Miller.
Pallbearers were Leslie Harmon, Jerry Arnold, Robert Holmes, Larry Mulch,
Harold Haisch and John Haisch.
Burial was in the Frazee Cemetery.
Visitation was held at Wilson Funeral Home after 9 a.m. Friday with family
receiving friends from 10 a.m. until time of services.
Memorials were suggested to the Clark Co. Nursing Home or the Alexandria
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