An Ottumwa man celebrates his 100th birthday with family and friends

OTTUMWA, I.A. - Bruce Bulkhalter, of Ottumwa, hit the century mark, turning 100 years old this week.

‘Well, just the fact that if you look around the people that are here, we'll let you know that every one of us, when you mention the name Bruce, are going to think of a story," former Ottumwa mayor Jerry Parker said. "I'm very fortunate that I've been to his house many times and answered some of his requests. I've got a lot of stories, a lot of memories from Bruce and I think if Bruce wasn't here, there'd be a void. There'd be something we all miss because Bruce wasn't here, but today we got him here."

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