2010 Reunion


Memorial Day May 27, 2013

Remembering our grandparents, parents, and friends who served their country.

Our Great Great Great Uncle Who Died in the Civil War

Corporal James C. Chapin enlisted in G Company, 15th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment for the Civil War on October 26, 1861. They fought at Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Atlanta as part of the Army of the Tennessee.  He was veteranized (reenlisted) in December 6, 1863, and promoted to Corporal. He was wounded at Kensaw Mountain, Georgia, on June 27, 1864. He died of his wounds on July 24, 1864 in Rome, Georgia. He is buried in the Marietta National Cemetery.

Corporal James C. Chapin, Milo, Belmont Township, Warren County, Iowa, was the Great Uncle of Pearl Harlan Hullinger.


This Memorial Day, let's focus on its true meaning: remembering the men and women who died serving our nation's armed forces. It's about coming together to honor those who gave their all.
Whether it was 100 years ago or last week, we remember them. They are the few who willingly step into harm's way for the majority of us and pay the ultimate sacrifice for doing so.

Louise Hullinger's Stories

Many of Louise Hullinger's stories are on line on her blog



Semper Gator

Enormous Green Amphibious Monster Gator on my sidewalk in Sarasota, Florida. He was at least 9 feet long and 300 lbs. 

I wrestled him. It was a tough and fierce battle, but I closed with and captured him and finally got him back to the swamp where he belonged.

Eat your heart out, Jim Nesci   coldbloodedcreatures.com

OK, OK, so maybe he was not quite 9 feet long. But I still bravely confronted him and drove him back to the swamp.

From One Green Amphibious Marine Monster to Another.

Semper Gator

Craig Hullinger Marine


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