Dayton F. Bullinger

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DAYTON F. BULLINGER
February 25, 1932 ~ June 27, 2017

Dayton F. Bullinger, 85, passed away peacefully early on the morning of June 27th, 2017 at Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital.

Dayton was born on February 25th, 1932 in Bottineau, North Dakota to Carl and Rose Bullinger. He moved to Seattle in 1954 after serving his country in the Korean War as a proud Navy Petty Officer, Second Class from 1950-1954. After an Honorable Discharge, Dayton was a Seattle night patrolman while also working for his uncle, before beginning his career with Puget Sound Power and Light.

Dayton's career brought their family to Vancouver, Washington in 1968 as a member of Sargent Tyee and Tyee Construction. He later founded Hawkeye Construction. Dayton was a dedicated, hard-working man who always took care of those he loved. He will be remembered as a compassionate, kindhearted, non-judgmental, gentlemen.

His generosity showed through on a daily basis with his family, friends and coworkers as he was always making sure they were taken care of. He was well known around the Little League fields sponsoring numerous teams each season.

Dayton married his wife of 61 years, Lyla in 1955. He was the proud father of five children: Patricia Marti, Kimberly Amery (Guy), Steven Bullinger (Chris), Kenneth Bullinger, Jeff Bullinger (Pam).

Dayton is survived by his wife, Lyla; brothers, Byron and Lyle; twelve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Dayton was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Ralph and Jerry.

Please join us as we remember his life together at Evergreen Memorial Gardens on Friday, July 7th, 2017. Services will begin at 12:30 p.m., 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684. Viewing Thursday evening from 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Reception to follow.
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Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel
1101 NE 112th Avenue
Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 892-6060
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Published in The Columbian on July 1, 2017
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