2010 Reunion


Robert Eugene Hulce

Robert Eugene Hulce

October 12, 1927 - April 22, 2013 

In Loving Memory Robert Eugene Hulce October 12, 1927 – April 22, 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 brothers.

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 Cemetery. 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 at: 

From: jani jansen 

Date: Sunday, May 12, 2013

Here are a few pictures taken yesterday at the Lions Community Building honoring the life of Uncle Bob. It was such a special day, the perfect setting, and he would have loved the stories that were shared by family and friends.

We are all looking forward to seeing Aunt Ginny, Aunt Carolyn and others who will be able to come next month. No doubt there will be many more great memories shared of Uncle Bob.

I hope everything is going well with each of you!

Love, Jani

Uncle Bob's Celebration of Life

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