Elmer Bultje

Elmer Bultje, 86, Corsica, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Good Samaritan Center, Corsica.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Aurora Reformed Church, Aurora Center. Burial will be in Harrison City Cemetery, Harrison. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Koehn Brothers Funeral Chapel, Corsica, with a 7 p.m. prayer service.

Elmer Bultje was born on August 24, 1924 to Klaas and Lizzie (Muilenburg) Bultje on the family farm near Harrison, SD. He made confession of faith at Harrison Christian Reformed Church in Harrison, SD. He attended school in Holland Township.

He married Lorraine Bult on February 11, 1947. To this union, eight children were born. Elmer farmed in Douglas County his entire life. He was presently a member of Aurora Reformed Church in Aurora Center, SD. He died on September 2, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Center in Corsica at the age of 86.

He is survived by seven children: Wayne (Mavis) Bultje of Corsica, SD; Garry (Lena) Bultje of Corsica, SD; Gayle (Dan) Wiebe of Rapid City, SD; Shirley (Brad) Van Genderen of Corsica, SD; Cindy (Kenny) Rus of Armour, SD; Dave Bultje of Corsica, SD; and Brenda (Loran) Dykstra of Corsica, SD; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1983, son, Ronald, parents, two grandchildren, Chad and Troy, five sisters and seven brothers.