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Delmar L. Bull, 92

October 4, 2013
Traer Star-Clipper

Delmar 'Lee' LeRoy Bull was born June 7, 1921, at Wellman, Iowa, son of Harley and Lola (Matthes) Bull. He lived in Ottumwa with his parents until his mom passed away when he was seven; he then lived on a farm with his aunt and uncle near Wellman. During high school he was selected for the first year of Iowa's Boy's State in 1939. He graduated from Wellman High School in 1940. After graduating he worked at the Roosevelt Hotel in Cedar Rapids as a cook before and after entering the war. He joined the Army, serving during World War II in the 335th Engineers Company A in North America, Corsica, Southern France, and Germany. He married Ardith Schnell in 1947. In 1950 he moved to Dysart where he started his farming career. He actively farmed until his death September 24 at Covenant Medical Center. Lee went on the Honor Flight from Waterloo to Washington DC. He enjoyed watching football, golfing, playing jokes, and entertaining his grandchildren as well as nephews and nieces. He and his wife were card club members for 63 years. He loved his service in the Army and attended every reunion since 1964. He was a member of the Dysart American Legion and the Dysart United Methodist Church.

Lee was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Maxine and Beatrice, and brother Marvin. He is survived by his wife, Ardith; three daughters, Terry (Ken) Ecklund of Dysart, Donna Everding of Waterloo, Marcia (Paul) Hahn of Denver; three grandchildren, Chelsea Ecklund, Brittany Ecklund, and Eric Hahn, all of Cedar Falls.

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