William "Bill" W. Pullen, 82, Bayard
William "Bill" W. Pullen, 82, of Bayard, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Chimney Rock Villa in Bayard. His funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Faith United Church of Christ in Bayard with Pastor Tom Smith officiating. Interment will be at the Bayard Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 5pm until 7pm at Faith United Church of Christ, 104 E 13th Street, in Bayard. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials may be made in Bill's honor in care of the American Heart Association or to the church.
Bill was born October 26, 1929 to William F. and Pauline H. (Warrick) Pullen on the family farm east of Bayard, where he was raised. He was educated at south District 96 School, and Bayard High School. He married Joan M. Bangert on July 22, 1951 in Bayard where they farmed and raised their family. Bill was later baptized and confirmed on April 6, 1952 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bayard. He was a member of the church, where he served as a deacon and on the church board. He was also a 30 year member of the Bayard Rural Fire Board, and a past director of Alliance Irrigation District.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years Joan M. Pullen; children Billie (Dale) Schneider of Bayard, Vickie (Greg) Schmall of Bayard, and James (K.C.) Pullen of Omaha; grandchildren Lindey Pratt, Liza (Lea) Abercrombie, John (Anne) Schmall, Kane and Mikah Schmall, Jack, Jordan and Kamryn Pullen; great grandchildren Taylor and Paige Houston, Ayden Wysocki, Cole and Sage Abercrombie, George and Sophia Schmall; sister Bonnie Eigbrett of Bayard; sisters in law Barbara Bangert of Denver, CO, Sandra (Isidro) Flores of Andover, KS and Nadine (Eddy) McNabb of Bayard; and numerous nieces and nephews.
His parents, siblings Vern Pullen, Dorothy McGee, Betty Acker, Patricia Rohrbuck and Daisy Kropp, and one grandchild Lukas Schmall preceded him in death.
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