Michael Frank Bullerman, 59, Adrian, died Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at the Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
A funeral Mass was Tuesday, Oct. 3, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial will take place at a later date at St. Adrian Cemetery.
Michael Bullerman was born March 6, 1958, to Landel “Boysie” and Marlene (Reese) Bullerman in Adrian. He attended St. Adrian Catholic School before graduating from Adrian High School in 1976.
Mike married Toni Ahrendt on Oct. 22, 1977, at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Luverne. They lived southeast of Rushmore where they milked cows and Mike drove a milk truck for Roos Trucking. In the early 1980s they moved their dairy farm northwest of Adrian where they built their family farm. Mike and Toni worked side by side their entire lives; they transitioned from the dairy to farrowing hogs for many years. Early on, Mike formed a partnership (M&M Bullerman) with Mark Bullerman and raised and sold feeder pigs, raised bottle calves, and other ventures. Later Mike built several finishing barns and worked closely with his son and brothers. He sold his business to his son, Dallas, in June of 2012 and started commercial developments in Sioux Falls. In 2007 Mike and Toni moved north of Adrian.
Mike was a member of St. Adrian Catholic Church, a longtime board member at Adrian State Bank, and was instrumental in helping start up the Adrian Country Club Golf Course. Mike loved to hunt pheasants and coyotes. He also enjoyed bow hunting. Mike enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events.
Mike is survived by his wife, Toni Bullerman, rural Adrian; three children, Dallas (Heather) Bullerman, Brandi (Marty) Weiss, and Jill (Jeremy) Van Ede, all of rural Adrian; six grandchildren, MaKaya and Travis Weiss; Hayden, Ashton and Marek Van Ede; and Talon Bullerman; his parents, Boysie and Marlene Bullerman, rural Adrian; three brothers, Tom (Trisha) Bullerman, rural Adrian; Bob (Lori) Bullerman, Pipestone; and Randy (Renee) Bullerman, Adrian; two sisters, Jayne (special friend, Brett) Kathman, Sioux Falls; and Lori “Odie” (John) Stoffel, Luverne; many nieces and nephews; and his mother-in-law, Millie Ahrendt, Jasper.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; an infant grandson, Caleb Weiss; an infant brother, Joseph; four nieces, Vicki, Tara, Tanya and Teresa Bullerman; a brother-in-law, Bill Kathman; and his father-in-law, Dwayne Ahrendt.
Arrangements were by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, www.dingmannandsons.com.