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Bill J. Bulman

August 4, 1957 — July 11, 2023

Colona

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 4-7 p.m. Friday August 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 August 4, 1957, in Austin, Texas, the son of Lloyd C. and Doris (Sampica) Bulman, Sr. He married Carol A. Bowdish on December 23, 1978, in Springville, Iowa. He was previously employed as the store director at Hy-Vee Food Store in Silvis, 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 Hawkeye fan.

Survivors include his wife, Carol; son, Chad (Christy) Bulman; daughter, Brittany Bulman; parents, Lloyd & Doris Bulman; granddaughters, Callie and Cambrie; granddogs, Cenley & 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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Celebration Gathering

Friday, August 4, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Esterdahl Mortuary, Moline

6601 38th Avenue, Moline, IL 61265

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