Richard Bull

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on May 13, 1941
Departed on Oct 3, 2022

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Richard L. Bull, 81, of Palo, passed away October 3, 2022, at the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. Visitation: 10 - 11 AM, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 6, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Private Interment: Palo Cemetery.

Richard was born on May 13, 1941, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa the son of Gerald and Ethel (Packingham) Bull. He graduated from Palo High School. Dick was united in marriage to Judy Leonard on May 27, 1962, at The Church at Covington. He was a life-long farmer. Dick was a member of Palo United Methodist Church and was a 50-year member of Benton City Masonic Lodge #81 in Shellsburg, Iowa. In addition, he had served as chairman of District 6 Township Fire Department. Dick was also a Beef Producer and Pork Producer in Linn County. He was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls, and Iowa Hawkeyes. Over the years, he made several trips to the Black Hills in South Dakota. 

Survivors include his wife of sixty years Judy of Palo, daughters Christine (Chris) Luke of Cedar Rapids and Shelly (John) Railsback of Palo, grandchildren Natasha (Travis) Schrage, Aaron (Andrea) Luke, Ben (Hannah) Railsback, and Morgan (Logan) Klopping, great grandchildren Jase, Cole, Addy, Lucas, Asher, Daisy, and Hunter, brother Gordon (Deb) Bull of Palo, brothers-in-law Bob (Donna) Leonard and Jim (Laura) Leonard, and his beloved Border Collie Shadow.  

Preceding him in death were his parents, great granddaughter Torah, parents-in-law Robert and Gladys Leonard, and several canine companions. 

Memorials may be directed to the family.