Jack G. Bullis, 80, Altoona, a former Stevens Point resident and father of a Plover man, died Friday, March 17, 2000, at his home.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with the Rev. Rolf A. Nestingen officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Eau Claire.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Lenmark-Gomsrud-Linn Funeral Home in Eau Claire and from 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church until the services.
Memorials may be directed to Grace Lutheran’s Radio and TV Ministry, Luther Park Bible Camp or Grace Lutheran Foundation.
Mr. Bullis was born April 8, 1919, a son of the late Verne and Thelma (Goff) Bullis. He grew up in the town of Washington (Eau Claire County) and attended Robbins School, Eau Claire Senior High School and Eau Claire State Normal School.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and graduated from Officer Candidate School, U.S. Army Signal Corps, Fort Monmouth, N.J., in November 1942.
He received his commission and served in the European Theater of Operations, the Philippines and the Army of Occupation in Japan.
He was married to Ruth Thorpe of Stanley on Nov. 21, 1942, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
After World War II, he was called to active duty from the Reserves and served in Korea during the Korean War, earning the Bronze Medal for Meritorious Service.
After service, he operated a small business in Glenwood City before joining the Federal REA telephone program, spending 28 years as an engineer in Washington, D.C., Illinois and Wisconsin.
After retirement, he was project engineer for the Monroe Telephone Co. at Sparta for three years.
In Stevens Point, he was president of Trinity Lutheran Church and commanding officer of the 410th Signal Corps Army Reserve unit in Junction City.
He served on many church boards and committees, including president of Grace Lutheran Foundation, and was a member of the 3 S men’s group and the church choir.
He was a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Chippewa Valley Museum and a member of the Eau Claire Parks and Waterways Commission, the State Telephone Advisory Committee, the Telephone Pioneers, the Toastmaster’s Club, the Eau Claire Municipal Band, College Band and Army Band.
He served as president of the Eau Claire Rotary Club, Golden K Kiwanis Club and the local chapter of Retired Federal Employees.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Roger (Pat), Plover, and John (Lettie), Boulder City, Nev.; one sister, Dorothy Bullis (Arnold) Carpenter, Eau Claire; two grandsons; one stepgrandson; one stepgranddaughter; and two great-granddaughters.
He was also preceded in death by a newborn son, Terry Alan.