Birth: November 20, 1926
Death: August 25, 2009
James V. Pulis, 79, died Friday (Aug. 25, 2006) in Wichita of West Nile Virus.
His parents were John and Nelda Pulis of Thompson, Mo. He married Rose Ward of Mexico, Mo., on Sept. 22, 1950. They were together for 60 years. She survives of Hesston.
Mr. Pulis was a graduate of Finlay Engineering College in Kansas City, Mo., with a bachelor of science in civil engineering. He was employed as an engineer by Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company from 1953 to 1974. From 1974 to 1992, he worked for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company in Anchorage, Alaska.
Mr. Pulis served his country during World War II as a paratrooper with the Army's 101st Airborne.
In 1992, Jim and Rose retired to Hesston where he enjoyed the outdoors, golf, hunting and training bird dogs.
Jim is missed by his family, friends and professional associates. His honorable, optimistic "can do" outlook and high standards combined with adefinite sense of style and fun loving humor made him a welcome coworker, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was truly an excellent representative of "The Greatest Generation."
A memorial Holy Eucharist will be offered for Jim Pulis at the regular Sunday worship service at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2001 Windsor, Newton. The memorial service will begin 10 a.m. Sunday, and all friends of Jim and Rose Pulis are invited.
Jim Pulis was buried Tuesday (Aug. 29, 2006) at Elmwood Cemetery in Mexico, Mo. Memorials have been established with the James Pulis Memorial Fund at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 2001 Windsor Drive, Newton, KS 67114.
Published in The Newton Kansan, August 31, 2006