Michael W. "Mike" Bullis

Mar 5, 2019
Bullis, Michael


10:30 AM on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 650 Stephen Ave., Waterloo


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 15, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel


Hudson Cemetery


Memorials may be directed to an organization of the donor's choice.


Michael W. “Mike” Bullis, 59, of Cedar Falls and formerly of New York, died on Tuesday March 5, 2019 at home of Multiple Myeloma, MDS, and AML.

Mike was born on August 18, 1959 in Queens Village, NY; the son of Orville Williams and Maureen (Burke) Bullis. He graduated from Smithtown High School in Smithtown, New York. Mike worked for Steel Workers Union in New York; He moved to Cedar Falls in 2002 and worked for Eller Insulation for several years.

Mike married Tempest Thomas on October 22, 2008 in Evansdale.

He is survived by his wife, Tempest; his parents, Orville and Maureen Bullis of Smithtown, NY; a daughter, Ashley (Chaz Weber) Bullis of Waterloo‚ three sons, Andrew Thomas‚ Casey Murray and Jesse Murray all of Cedar Falls; two grandchildren, Oliver Murray and Henry Murray; three brothers, William “Bill” (Janine) Bullis of Mt. Sinai, NY, John (Nancy) Bullis of Greenfield Center, NY, and Kevin (Lesley) Bullis of Port Jefferson, NY.

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  1. Debbie | May 17, 2019
    I just found out yesterday by just googling Mike, i cant explain the pain im even going through right now and the complete shock that im in. Mike  was my complete rock for many years, a decade i saw him everyday, me and my 2 best friends. I could ofnever made it through life without him and the friendship he gave me. I dont think ive ever met moreof a kind , helping and loving soul than Mike Bullis Mike never cared about himself, just about what hecould do to help others and make them happy, no matter what he had to do. As life sometimes takes us away from people we love so deeply, not by leaving the world , but just leaving to go on with theirown lives, im so happy for him that he found a beautiful wife and had more kids, and got back with his daughter , because no one deserves it more. I love you Mike, My hearts aching, but i know one dayill see you again. I thank you so much for what youdid for me in my life, in everyones life, you will be in my heart, mind and soul, until the day we meet finally again. Im so sorry to your family words cant even come close to express. One piece of my heartwill ALWAYS be missing FOREVER knowing your not here with us, but i know you are Mike. I love you Wolf, thats what we called our Mike “Our Wolf” because he was always there to protect us, not only us , but everyone Mike knew. Mike Mom says she loves you. Im so sorry my special friend. And im so sorry Ashley, your Dad talked about you all the time, my love to your Special Mom and Dad, brothers, and to your Wife, im so sorry, i cant imagine, ALL MY LOVE FOR YOU. 🙏🙏 GOD BLESS IM SO SORRY888
  2. Neil and Penny Quinn | Mar 18, 2019
    Someone else mentioned how hard a worker Mike was, in fact never saw anyone work as hard on our crews down here in Texas. The guy could shovel non stop for hours. Mike was a great guy, colleague, boss, and just all around great guy. Wish we had stayed in touch more after he left Texas. RIP Mike.
  3. Kathy Moore Cossar | Mar 15, 2019
    May God Bless you and your family. To Mom and Dad, Aunt Maureen and Uncle Bill,I’m so very sorry for your loss. My heart is aching for you. Love you all, KathyMoore Cossar
  4. Chris and Toni Donovan | Mar 13, 2019
    Mike is a dear friend to both of us.  He was a wonderful and kind person and we are sure will be missed by so many.  God Speed Mike.
  5. Jim Bullis | Mar 12, 2019

    The senior member of what will always be "The Bullis Boys" to Patty & me and our crew is gone.  Farewell, Mike, and rest in peace.


  6. Steve | Mar 11, 2019
    prayers to Mike's family and friends! Worked with Mike (aka New York) years ago. He was a pleasure to work with, very hard working, and always had a great story to tell! One of the most like able guys i have ever met! God bless you and your family! RIP Mike
  7. Oliver & Henry | Mar 10, 2019
    We love you papa- popcorn! 
  8. Mark and Georgia Spencer | Mar 09, 2019

    Our deepest condolences to the Bullis families.  Our prayers are with you all as we remember Mike and times we enjoyed his company.

  9. Dan Viola | Mar 09, 2019

    My Brother Stephen and I grew up with Mike in NY

    We were best of friends and of all the guys from our neighborhood, none were more likeable, dependable or honorable as Mike.

  10. Rosemary Hughes | Mar 08, 2019
    My deepest condenses to your friends and family.  You are remembered fondly by friends in New York. May you rest in peace. 
  11. Libbee | Mar 08, 2019

    Ashley your beautiful daughter has been one of my dearest friends since kindergarden and i remember in highschool when she told me you decided to move frin new york to waterloo just to be close to her, she was sooo excited.  I know she was the light of your world and i could tell that from the few very few times i met you! Just want to thank you for being such a wonderul dad to my best friend. You making the move to iowa made a lifetime of memories for her to hold dear. That move was gods way of giving you guys your special time together. I appriciate the happiness you brought to her life. She has your fighting strength in her. God bless and make sure to have a mmargarita in heaven with my grandparents and ashleys grandpa. Rip. 

  12. Rich Azzopardi | Mar 08, 2019

    my old friend my heart breaks you were my Pal and all the stuff we did Running over the 

    summer Fishing with a cooler of cold ones i even got you kicking a Soccer ball we your crew Are in shock we had a tight bunch of frends who are all thinking of you

    god bless your Famley




  13. Troy | Mar 08, 2019

    Mike, you were the hardest working guy on our crew.  Everyone loved working with you and enjoyed hearing your stories fromNew York to Texas and Mexico.  Im glad your in a better place and I hope to catch up in the future.  You definately won Mike. Ilove ya brother.  


  14. Mike Hughes | Mar 08, 2019

    may god bless mike and his family and friends mike was a great guy and a great friend just heard of his passing sosorry to hear this i havent seen mike in many years but im sure we would of picked up right where we left off god bless u mike 

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