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Leland Lee Bultmann

September 24, 1943 - October 20, 2010

Leland Lee Wilmer Bultmann

PETERSBURG – Leland Lee Wilmer Bultmann, 67, of Petersburg, Illinois, passed peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, on October 20, 2010. He was born September 24, 1943 in Belleville, Illinois. He was the son of the late Wilmer and Arline (Bollmeier) Bultmann.

He graduated from Eastern Illinois University in 1966. On July 13, 1968, he married Pamela Burrei of Oak Lawn, Illinois. They began their life together in Springfield, Illinois and then moved to Petersburg in 1974, where they have lived since enjoying their eleven children and many wonderful grandchildren.

Lee worked for Levi, Ray & Shoup for many years and ended his career as a database analyst and consultant for the State of Illinois, retiring in 2008. Lee enjoyed spending his time gardening, raising animals, attending St. Louis Cardinals games, and spring training in Florida, PORTA wrestling meets, and spending time with his friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Pamela; his daughter and son-in-law, Theresa and Chad Blair of St. Louis, Missouri; daughter and son-in-law, Nicole and Patrick (Todd) Compardo of Murphysboro, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Joy Bultmann of Winnebago, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, George and Samantha Bultmann of Geneva, Illinois; son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Sarah Bultmann of Lithia, Florida; daughter and son-in-law, Michaelene and Kevin O’Halloran of Lockport, Illinois; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Bryan Riske of South Elgin, Illinois; son, Benjamin Bultmann, and fiance, Hayley Buehnerkemper of Maryville, Illinois; son John Bultmann attending Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, Nebraska; daughter, Clare Bultmann, and son, Jake Bultmann, both attending SIU-Edwardsville;13 grandchildren; sister Janice (Ronald Buck) Evans of Hamel, Illinois; brother Frederick Rick (Claudia) Bultman of St. Peters, Missouri and his dog Oliver.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Monday, October 25, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois.

Funeral Service: 10 am, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with Reverend David Hoefler officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Petersburg, Illinois.

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