Memorials can be given to the Towner County Living Center, 701 11th St, Cando ND 58324.
James Mark Bulie was born on December 15, 1938 in Devils Lake, ND to Nicholai and Viola (Ek) Bulie. Jim was raised on a farm by Crary, ND and attended school in Crary. The family then moved to Cleveland, MN where Jim attended his high school years. After his father’s death, Jim moved with the family to Minneapolis, MN. At age 21 Jim was diagnosed with a brain tumor, underwent surgeries to remove it, and was given 6 months to live.
Later Jim moved with the family to Egeland, ND. He worked for and lived with Jim and Alma Ausey for many years where he was treated like one of the family. He later moved into Cando and lived with his mother, working for Noodles by Leonardo and area farmers including Jim Gibbens and Wayne Clark of Cando and Wallace Linde of Churches Ferry, ND. Jim, along with his brothers John and Ken, farmed south of Egeland. Jim became a resident of the Towner County Living Center in July of 2015. Jim loved his TCLC family and we are thankful for the exceptional and loving care he received during his 6 years as a resident.
While Jim’s life had its limitations, he never let it define him. He was kind and generous to everyone and showed love and concern to everyone he knew. He lived to the best of his ability and was never a burden to anyone. Time and again he proved his medical community wrong and lived a lengthy, comfortable life which was celebrated with a large gathering on his 80’th birthday. Jim loved his family, old cars and farm machinery, old TV westerns and going for drives in the country to watch the farming activity. With the birth of twin cousins Carl and Carleen a few days before Jim’s, a special bond was formed that lasted a lifetime.
Jim is survived by his siblings Anna Reitz, Indianapolis, IN; Jerry (Diane) Bulie, Mankato, MN; John (Judy) and Ken (Debbie) Bulie, Cando ND and Kathy (Randy) Benson, Bisbee ND and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Jay Essen.