HAVRE DAILY NEWS Monday, June 26, 1995
DONALD K. BULMAN SR.
MISSOULA - Donald K. Bulman, Sr., 67, of Missoula died Thursday, June 22,
1995, of natural causes.
Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Garden City Funeral Home in
Missoula. Donations to charitable organizations are suggested.
Born in Havre on Dec. 17, 1928, Bulman was the only child of Tom and Lucille
After graduating from Havre High School, Bulman enlisted in the U.S. Army.During his two-year stint, he was stationed in Biloxi, Miss., and Okinawa,
After being honorably discharged, Bulman entered Northern Montana College,
majoring in Pre-medicine. During his high school and college days, he worked at
Lindlow's Drugstore in Havre.
On Nov. 4, 1950, Bulman married Johanna Coloff.
Bulman later transfered to the University of Montana, where he and his mother
studied for bachelor degrees in education. In a first for UM, Bulman and his
mother were awarded degrees at the same time.
Bulman taught science in junior high school for five years in Great Falls and
But his real love was cars. He worked as a salesman for Bison Motors in Great
Falls, then returned to Havre where he worked as a sales manager, first for
Runckel Bros. Ford, and later for Eaves Motor.
In the early 1980's, Bulman established Lone Star Storage, which he owned and
operated until 1992.
He was a long-time runner and active of HOG, the Harley Owners Group, of
Bulman took up running in the 1970's. He ran in several First Bank Runs in
Missoula and was particularly fond of the Bloomsday Run in Spokane. He
completed his last Bloomsday race in May.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles all his life, beginning with a 150 Honda. His
final bike was a Harley-Davidson 90th anniversary special.
Bulman is survived by his wife of 44 years, Johanna, and his mother, Lucille,
both of Missoula.
He is also survived by his five children: Donald, Jr., and his wife Colleen
of Trego; Thomas of Missoula; Scott of Portland, Ore.; Susan, husband Tom
Vardel and daughter Ruby of Portland; Robin and husband Youngho Lee of New York
GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE Sunday June 25, 1995
Donald K. Bulman
MISSOULA - Donald K. Bulman Sr., 67, a former Great Falls teacher and car
salesman, died Thursday of natural causes.
His funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Garden City Funeral Home. Memorials are
suggested to the donor's choice.
Born Dec. 17, 1928, in Havre, he graduated from high school there and served
in the U.S. Army for two years. After his discharge he attended Northern
Montana College and the University of Montana where he recieved a bachelor's
degree in education.
In 1950 he married Johanna Coloff.
Bulman taught science at Junior High Schools in Great Falls and Helena for
five years and later worked as a salesman for Bison Motors in Great Falls.
After returning to Havre he worked as a sales manager for local dealerships.
In 1969 he moved to Missoula where he worked at several jobs before opening
Lone Star Storage in the early 1980's. He operated the business until retiring
He was an avid runner and enjoyed riding motorcycles.
Surviving are his wife of Missoula; two daughters, Susan Vandel of Portland,
Ore., and Robin Youngho Lee of New York City; three sons, Donald Bulman Jr. of
Trego, Thomas Bulman of Missoula and Scott Bulman of Portland; his mother
Lucille Bulman of Missoula; and one granddaughter.