June 25, 2024

Richard E. Bullick

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Richard E. Bullick, 92, of Alexandria, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, at his home under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice.

A memorial service was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation took place one hour prior to the service.

Richard Edward Albert was born on May 26, 1931, to Albert and Betsey (Monsrud) Bullick in Wood Lake, MN. He attended school through the eighth grade and lived life through trial and error. He began working on his dad’s farm and eventually his dad helped Richard buy his own farm. On March 3, 1955, he married Joan Elsie Apland and together they had four sons. In 1971, he and his wife, Joan sold the farm and became owners of the Bullick Board and Care Home in Alexandria. Richard also bought and sold real estate and retired in 2005, moving to their current residence with wife, Joan. His wife Joan died in 2009. Richard was united in marriage to Kathleen Gulbrandson on December 11, 2010. Following their marriage, they continued living in Alexandria. Richard’s decisions in life were guided by his faith in God. Those he worshiped with were very dear to him. Richard loved all kinds of fishing and hunting with his wife, friends, and family.

Richard is survived by his wife Kathleen; four sons, Albert (Judy) Bullick of Alexandria, Kenneth (Sandy) Bullick of Kensington, Richard (Stephanie) Bullick of Brandon, and Robert Bullick of Lowry; stepson, Gregory Gulbrandson of Covington, GA; two foster sons, Daryl (Shirley) Saathoff and Art Ross; nine grandchildren, Kristal (Jim) Odden, Aymee (Matt Jennissen) Bullick, Lynnette Bullick, Lisa (Crystal) Bullick, Mindy (Thrush) Bogie, Bertina (Shawn) Kupcho, Nick (Sara) Bullick, Rick (Charity) Bullick, and Elizabeth (Josh) Smith; step-granddaughter, Sarah Perkins; 26 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson; brothers-in-law, Darrell Smith and John Wolff; along with numerous nieces, nephews, Monsrud and Bullick cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joan; infant daughter; great-granddaughter, Olivia; sisters, Agnes Wolff, Beverly (Lloyd) Gulbrandson, and Shirley (Darrell) Gulbrandson; foster son, Roger Saathoff; and many close cousins and friends.

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