Raynie Pullman, age 47, of Wolsey, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at the University
of Nebraska Medical Center at Omaha. His funeral service was held Monday, July 5, at
the Wolsey Public School Gymnasium with Pastor Buck Hill officiating. Burial was at
Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery, Huron.
Raynie Tony Pullman was born October 14, 1956, to Joe and Margie (Schmeichel) Pullman at Huron. He grew up and attended school at Wolsey.
He worked for Marko Steel Company for a few years, and in 1973 for Huron Drilling, Inc.
In 1978, Raynie and his brother, Jeraine, started Pullman Well Drilling.
On April 9, 1980, Raynie married Helen Hankins at Huron, and the couple made their
home at Wolsey.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church at Wolsey, the Wolsey Volunteer Fire
Department, Onward Wolsey, and the North Dakota-South Dakota Well Drillers
Raynie spent most of his free time working on something, but he also enjoyed boating at
his lake home at Lake Byron, cooking and grilling, playing cards and board games,
landscaping his yard, and electronics - especially his big-screen, flat-TV and stereo
equipment. Operating the construction equipment was always "fun" for Raynie. He also
had a big heart and was always ready to help a person in need.
He is survived by his wife, Helen of Wolsey; three daughters, Chantelle Pullman of Sioux
Falls, Shadra Pullman of Wolsey, and Jeana (Chuck) DeJean of Huron; his parents, Joe
and Margie Pullman of Wolsey; two sons, Colton Pullman of Wolsey, and Jason Guilford
of Mission; two grandchildren, Parker DeJean, and Aiden DeJean; one sister, Delcinnie
(Dave) Wientjes of Miller; and one brother, Lannie (Marsha) Pullman of Wolsey.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Jeraine Pullman, on June 4, 2000.
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