BRUCE RAY FULK, 74, of Wallace, NE, passed away peacefully, March 18, 2021, at Perkins County Community Hospital in Grant, NE.
Bruce was born July 29, 1946, to Raymond and Fern (Boyes) Fulk on the place his grandfather homesteaded in 1886. A point Bruce was very proud of. In 1986 the family received the plaque for the Nebraska Pioneer Farm Family in North Platte. Bruce spent his entire 74 years on the ranch he so dearly loved.
Bruce attended all 13 years of school at Wallace Public Schools and graduated in 1965. Bruce served in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He was honorably discharged in December of 1968. He married Mary Ann Tepley on May 3, 1969, in Wauneta, NE. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Stacy Lynn and Brenda Rae. Bruce served on the Wallace school board for eight years holding office in all capacities. Bruce was a member of the Wallace Rural Fire Dept. for 49 years, a member of the Wallace Cemetery for 41 years, a past board member of the Hi-Line Coop, and was very instrumental in hiring Roy Evans to manage the Hi-Line Coop. He was also a past member of Faith Lutheran Church in Wallace.
Bruce and Ann followed their daughters and grandchildren in all of their school and 4-H activities. Even going so far as to travel to pick up pigs for each of them. They also traveled for many years with dear friends to all the states in the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Bahamas, Panama Canal, Jamaica, Cozumel, and Grand Caymans. The ultimate trip was the trip to Hawaii in 2019 with the entire family for their 50th wedding anniversary, coming home to COVID. They also traveled with Gary Spaulding, going to Hawaii for a memorable vacation.
Bruce was preceded in death by his parents; Raymond and Fern Fulk; inlaws, Jake and Lillian Tepley; brother-in-law, Ron Repass.
He is survived by his wife, Ann of 51 years; his daughters, Stacy Lynn Kuhlman and her husband Ryan of Wallace and Brenda Rae Christensen of North Platte; grandchildren, Tyler Christensen and his fiancee Sydnie Richardson of North Platte, and Dylan and Skyler Kuhlman of Wallace; one sister, Rita of McCook; nephews, Scott Repass of McCook and Kyle Repass of Kansas City and several cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the Wallace Volunteer Fire Department in his memory. Condolences can be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com where the service will be live-streamed for those unable to attend.
Funeral services will be Monday, March 22, 2021, at Wallace High School Gym at 10:30 am CT. Burial will follow in the Wallace Morning View Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 21st, from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm MT at Bullock-Long Funeral Home.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.