In Memory of David Bull

A future Celebration of Life is being planned for family and friends, and will be announced at a later date.

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David George Bull, age 64 of Maiden Rock, WI, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at the River Falls Area Hospital. Dave was born July 14, 1956 in Saint Paul, MN, to parents John S. and Alice M. (Puig) Bull. Dave attended school in South Saint Paul, graduating with the Class of 1974. On August 5, 1978, David was united in marriage to Michelle Chermak. Their union in marriage was blessed with a son, a daughter, four grandchildren, and over 42 years of love and devotion.

David worked for 35 years as a building chief with Independent School District 196 in Rosemount. Outside of work, Dave loved to work and play outdoors, and take in the beauty of nature. He enjoyed hunting all kinds of animals, especially deer, and loved to fish for walleyes and panfish. Dave fulfilled a longtime wish when he moved outside of Maiden Rock and began living on a hobby farm. It was there that he raised chickens, sold eggs, fed the birds and deer, and grew an abundance of vegetables in his garden each year. Dave took pleasure in watching the History channel and dabbling in antiques, and traveling to destinations such as Norway and Alaska with Michelle. Above all, Dave cherished time spent with his loving family and his grandchildren, whom he adored. He will be missed by family and friends alike.

David is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Michelle; his son, Mike (Rebecca) Bull; his daughter, Jaimie (Dan) Forkrud; his grandchildren, Kodi, Anna, Lauryn, and Nolan; his siblings, Teresa (Steve) Manhart, Donna Cahoon, Charlie (Pernella) Bull, and Kenny Bull; brother-in-law, Scott (Sue) Chermak; sister-in-law, Tammy (Jeff) McKissock; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends; along with his best buddy, his German Shepherd, Max.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and with the safety and concern for others in mind, a private family service will be held. A future Celebration of Life is being planned for family and friends, and will be announced at a later date. Memorials honoring Dave may be sent directly to his family, or to The Family of David Bull, c/o O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, PO Box 248, Ellsworth, WI 54011. Memorials collected by the family will be donated at a later date to JDRF.

Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth, WI. 715-273-4421

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  • Dave and I had some good memories from our time at the school district. You and your family and our family had lots of camping memories that I will never forget. Many campings in Lansburo and getting bakery from the Amish. I remember moving you from your house by Shannon park. Dave’s mom Alice made turtle stuffing better known as road kill. She wouldn’t let me go till I tried it. It was pretty good. I’ll miss Dave

  • Prayers and hugs to Shelly and family. My heart breaks for all of you. Dave was a great guy. Rip Dave
    God has you now. 🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️❤️