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In Memory of Sallie Dull


4:00 - 7:00 PM Friday May 29, 2015 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, and one hour prior to the service at church on Saturday

Funeral Services

11:00 AM Saturday, May 30, 2015 at First United Presbyterian Church, 1650 8th Avenue in Baldwin

It is with great sadness that the family of Sallie Sweet Trimpler Dull, announces her unexpected death at age of 82.  Sallie, a lifetime resident of Baldwin (with a few moves over the years) went from life, to life eternal Tuesday, May 26th at United Hospital, following complications of open-heart surgery. 

Sallie Sweet was born on April 14, 1933 in Platteville, WI to Ruth (Sweet) and William Trimpler.  She was raised and graduated from Platteville High School.  She married Cecil W. Dull and they raised three children together, Dawn (Duane) Fern of Baldwin, C.F. (Judy) Dull of Webster, and Lisa (Quinn) Seaman of Horizon City, TX. After she raised her children she went back to school and received a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors in Vocational Rehabilitation from University of Wisconsin Stout and spent many years as an Alcohol & Drug Counselor. To this day helping others with substance abuse issues has always been a passion of hers.  On December 14, 2008 Sallie married Richard Hurtgen of Baldwin at United Covenant Church in Clear Lake.  Over the last 7 years, they have enjoyed life to the fullest by dancing, playing cards, traveling and most recently volunteering at the Baldwin Care Center.   Three of her most cherished trips with Richard were taking a bus trip to North Dakota, cruising to the Caribbean and serving the poor in Mexico.

Sallie was a devoted mother who had an unwavering faith in Jesus and was lovingly called “The Village Church Evangelist”.  She wanted everyone to have the peace that believing brought her and loved her church so much that she was involved in every activity possible, from church planting, missions, recovery, XXL group, advanced Bible studies, and she adored the worship music and her “Huddles” ladies. 

Sallie had many hobbies that she loved to share with others like painting, reading, quilting, dancing, knitting, crocheting, and going on mission’s trips to Mexico to reach out to the poor, but what she enjoyed most of all, was giving unconditional love to her family.

Sallie was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Trimpler, her father William Trimpler, and sisters, Jerry Barnett and Lois Wilson, first husband Cecil Dull, grandchildren Nicole and Aaron Fern, and son-in-law Duane Fern, along with several nephews.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Hurtgen and all of his family, her children, Dawn (Duane) Fern, CF (Judy) Dull, and Lisa (Quinn) Seaman, her grandchildren, Allison (Mitch) Fern Coe, Nikki (Chris) Wiggins, April (Joel) Hyzer, Aaron Johnson and Jessamae Seaman, her great grandchildren, Marley & Crosby Coe, Alex and Jacob Wiggins, Madison, Will, and Samuel Hyzer, Nieces, Tana (Dave) Schaffer, and Linda (Roger) Rose, Nephew, John Wilson, and several great nieces and nephews and many, many, many friends.

Friends may join us to celebrate her life with a visitation from 4:00pm-7:00pm, Friday, May 29th at O’Connell Funeral Home in Baldwin.  Funeral services will be at the Presbyterian Church, May 30th, at 11:00am with a one-hour visitation before with Pastor Stu Dix and Pastor Kathy Helgeson officiating.  Interment will follow at Baldwin cemetery and lunch will be served after at the Presbyterian Church.

The family wishes to extend great gratitude to The Village Church family, extended family and friends, as well as, the nurses and doctors at United Hospital for their loving care in her final days.

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