Hawarden, IA: Dennis Gene Bultman, 81, of rural Hawarden, Iowa, died Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at his home near Chatsworth, Iowa. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 28, at 10:30 AM at Porter Funeral Home of Hawarden with Pastor Stuart Schreur officiating. Burial will be held at Eden Cemetery of Hudson, South Dakota. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Thursday, July 27, from 6:30-8:00 PM at Porter Funeral Home.
Memorials may be directed to the Epilepsy Foundation (www.epilepsy.com).
Dennis Gene Bultman was born May 4, 1942, in Hawarden, Iowa, the son of John and Melba (Muth) Bultman. He graduated from West Sioux High School in 1960 and farmed with his dad until enlisting in the 185th Air National Guard in 1967. Upon his discharge from the military in 1969, Dennis was united in marriage to Ruth Ann Dowling on August 15, 1969, in Akron, Iowa.
Dennis and Ruth farmed south of Hawarden, in the Chatsworth, Iowa area. Dennis enjoyed raising animals and milking cows on his farm. He enjoyed spending time helping his 3 children with their 4-H activities. Dennis also greatly enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, giving them rides on tractors and cruising around the countryside in his John Deere Gator. Dennis was also a great storyteller and loved to talk about the old days. Ruth passed away on April 14, 2018.
Dennis passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at the age of 81.
Dennis is survived by his son, Jeff (Stephanie) Bultman of Hawarden; 2 daughters, Jennifer Bultman of Beloit, Wisconsin and JoAnna (Brian) Bultman-Plowman of Chippewa Lake, Ohio; 5 grandchildren, Chandler, Brianna, Ethan, Abby, and Ali; 2 step-grandchildren, Michael Nagel and Christian Spronk; great-granddaughter, Ryah Bultman; 4 step-great-grandchildren, Sydney, Daphne, Remy, and Reed; brother-in-law, Richard (Paula) Dowling; and 3 sisters-in-law, Ramona (Dan) Liston, June Dowling, and Carol Dowling.
Dennis was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth; parents, John and Melba; parents-in-law, Hugh and Laverne Dowling; and 3 brothers-in-law, John Dowling, Phil Dowling, and Harold Dowling.