Dennis Bullington | Aug. 26, 1948 - Sept. 9, 2013

Hobart man was practical joker

2013-10-30T00:00:00Z 2013-10-30T23:35:05Z Hobart man was practical jokerBy Carrie Rodovich Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
October 30, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Dennis Bullington had a great sense of humor, and loved to play practical jokes and be teased in return, said his wife, Lois Bullington.

“One time, he put some Limburger cheese in the cab of my father’s truck. They always used to mess around and doing stuff to each other,” she said. “He also loved it when our granddaughter would try to scare him with rats and spiders. He loved to have fun.”

Dennis R. Bullington, 65, of Hobart and formerly of Lake Station, died Sept. 9. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and was proud of his war service, she said.

He had worked at Ultra Foods as a meat manager. He loved his job, and loved teasing and joking with his customers, his wife said.

“He loved his job, and wanted to go back to work,” she said. “He loved to be sarcastic and tease them, but it was all a big game and would often end with a hug.”

He loved to fish in various places around the Midwest, and loved to golf. He had a long-standing Wednesday tee time with several of his friends.

He loved his flowers and plants, and always had his yard looking immaculate.

He loved to do things with his children, whether it be day trips to Chicago or trips to the family cabin.

“He was a good dad, and he was always there for them,” she said.

He worshiped his granddaughter, Alexis, who is nine years old. The two would watch cartoons together while he was sick.

“She could do no wrong by him,” his wife said. “She could do anything she wanted to. He was a big pushover.”

Lois Bullington said her husband was an immaculate dresser and was particular about his hair and wouldn’t let anyone but his granddaughter touch it.

“He came across like he was a big tough guy, but he wasn’t,” she said. “He had a big heart.”

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