Leonard 'Bud' Pulver
Leonard "Bud" Pulver, 85, of Beulah, formerly of Linton, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Knife River Care Center in Beulah. Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT, Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beulah, with Fr. Johnson K...
Leonard "Bud" Pulver, 85, of Beulah, formerly of Linton, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at the Knife River Care Center in Beulah.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. MDT, Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Beulah, with Fr. Johnson Kuriappilly officiating. Burial will follow in the Beulah City Cemetery.
Leonard was born Nov. 6, 1923, at Carrington, N.D., a son of Samuel and Lenora (Morvitz) Pulver. He was raised and educated in Zap. Bud served in the CCC for a time and graduated from Zap High School as salutatorian of his class. He taught rural school in Mercer County for a time. In September 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Marines. Bud was a tank crewman, serving in the South Pacific, seeing action in Iwo Jima. He served as part of the occupation forces in Hiroshima for one year before receiving his honorable discharge on May 6, 1946. On Dec. 6, 1947, he married Gert Strecker and they had five daughters. Bud worked for MDU for 37 years, the first 25 years in Beulah and in 1975, he was transferred to Linton, retiring in 1986. Gert passed away in June of 2001, and in August of 2001, Bud returned to the Beulah area. He became a resident of the Knife River Care Center in Beulah in August 2002.
He was an avid sportsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and bowling. Bud had played basketball and baseball in his younger years. As an adult, he continued to be a spectator for the local high school sports teams. He loved following his grandchildren's sporting events.
He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne and Ernie Skalsky, and Sandi and Maynard Blohm, all of Beulah, Patti and Mike Schatz of New England, Susan and John Horner of Linton, and Kristi Cross of Geneva, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; his twin sister, Lenore Schumacher of Post Falls, Idaho; and three brothers, Joe and Sally Pulver, Sam Pulver, both of Beulah, and Louis (Curly) and Violet Pulver of Zap.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gert, his grandson, Chad, 1 brother, Frank, and 2 sisters, Amelia and Florence.
(Arrangements conducted by Seibel Funeral Homes -- Beulah and Hazen)