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Denny Bouillon

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Denny Bouillon age 64 of rural Ionia, Iowa, died Friday, July 22, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at St. John United Church of Christ-Pleasant Hill, rural Nashua with Rev. Linda Myren presiding. Interment will be in the church cemetery with Rod Hanawalt, Brody Bouillon, Rick Deutsch, Mike Bigley, Rich Greenlee and Austin Gavello serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Mike Dunbar, Cordell Martin, Dave Bucknell and Jim Klunder. Military interment rights will be conducted by the Ralph Nicholson Nashua VFW Post #6792. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Monday at Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior to the funeral at the church on Tuesday. Denny Ransom Bouillon was born January 2, 1947, in Charles City, the son of Ransom and Jennie (Janssen) Bouillon. He received his education in Charles City. In 1964, after graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He was honorably discharged in 1967 and joined the Navy Reserves until 1970. Following the Navy reserves, Denny served in the National Guard until 1974. In May of 1966 in San Diego, CA, he married Dorothy Shipley. To this union three children were born. The couple later divorced. On August 21, 1970, in Charles City, he married Connie Vetter. To this union two sons were born. Denny worked at Hydrotile from 1968-1973 and joined Terex Crane from 1978 until 2008, retiring after 30 years.. He also worked for North Iowa Fabrication in Rockford, from March until December of 2008. Denny had been the Local 411 President, the recording secretary for North Central CAP, enjoyed chuck-wagon racing, golf, pool league, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Connie; five children, Cindy (Tom) Gavello of Livermore, CA, Kevin Bouillon of Brentwood, CA, Steve (Carrie) Bouillon of Kansas City, MO, Randy “Rudy” (Jenny) Bouillon of New Hampton and Brandon (Christina) of Nashua; thirteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce (Cal) Wood of Ionia; Joann (Darrell) Schmidt of Charles City, Mary (Bill) Mooberry of Charles City and Kandi (Duane) Eddy of Nashua; two brothers, Jerry (Marilyn) Bouillon of Greene and Louie (Barb) Bouillon of Charles City. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife’s parents, Arnold and Irene Vetter.

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  1. Dear Connie, I did not know your husband, but after reading all these beautiful written comments and memories, I know he must have been a wonderful family man and husband. We are so very sorry for your loss and pray for you and your family to help you through these sorrowful times. Blessings.

  2. With deepest sympathies to the family of Uncle Denny. My fondest memories of him are of the chuckwagon years and the purple wagon and chariot. What a great way to spend the dog days of summer as a young teen…going to the countless chuckwagon races throughout Northern Iowa and Southern Minnesota! Remember Uncle Denny with gladness in your heart.

  3. Connie and Family, The letters in Denny’s casket brought tears to my eyes. What a wonder way to send messages of love along with him.

  4. My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Denny. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29) Denny will surely be missed by many of those who’s lives he shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you.

  5. Connie and family, Thank you for the opportunity to care for such a wonderful man. I truly enjoyed getting to know you and Dennis and will truly miss him. My prayers and thoughts are with you all!

  6. Connie & Family~ I’m very sorry for your loss! Den will be remembered for his great humor! I won’t forget the time when he taught me his card trick! (Don’t forget, we did make that $5 bet too!) =) Sending lots of love, prayers and thoughts your way! Stay strong!!

  7. Den & I were married 40 yrs. Lots of stories from when he worked @Terex. He made so many friends. Thanks for posting some of the memories everyone had of him. Means so much to me.

  8. We are deeply saddened by your loss. Your family are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. Denny was a great guy and we shared a lot of laughs with him at work and also at home. Please call us if you need anything. Much Love….

  9. Randy & Family – I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Please know that our family will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy. I met Denny through the union several years ago. He was a great person.


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