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Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO

OBITUARY

William "Bill" P Hullinger

August 19, 1931June 22, 2020

William “Bill” Hullinger

Lt Col, USAF, Retired

Bill “slipped the surly bonds of earth” and passed away peacefully in Colorado Springs on June 22, 2020, at the age of 88--rocketing to the heavens to join his beloved wife, Guadalupe (Huerta) Hullinger. He was a humble and decorated fighter pilot who served in both the enlisted and officer corps of the U.S. Air Force for over 30 years. His mentorship, acceptance, guidance, book recommendations, NASA and SpaceX updates (along with Elon Musk), and entertaining, sometimes harrowing, stories will be so dearly missed. Survivors include his children, Aaron Hullinger and Sharon Stehlik, and their families, who’ll do their best to carry on his legacy, joie de vivre, and love of the wild blue yonder. We are eternally grateful to his loving and devoted best friends who’ve been by his side along with the compassionate caregivers of Garden Ranch Assisted Living, Abode Hospice, and volunteers of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church. Due to the global pandemic, social gathering restrictions, and to protect the health of immediate family and friends, an intimate funeral mass will be held at his longtime parish, St. Patrick’s, on July 6, 2020, at 10:00 A.M., by personal invitation. The service will be streamed on Swan Law Funeral Director’s Facebook page if you’d like to join us in celebration of Bill’s abundant and decorated life. His final landing will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, July 6, 2020

Memories

William "Bill" P Hullinger

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Dorothea Vasina

July 6, 2020

Sharon, Aaron and Families,

So very saddened about your father's death. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers. I have such good memories of both of your parents throughout the years, including your dad's retirement ceremony. Your mom Lou was the dearest lady with a huge heart, always ready to share her best recipes. Eleanor and I learned how to make tamales from scratch at your house. Such good times so long ago... I wish both of you and your families peace and all the best in the years ahead. Dorothea Vasina

Harry & Marilyn Birkner

July 6, 2020

Sharon & Aaron
We are so sorry to see Bills Obit in the paper. Although we had lost touch with him lately, Bill and Lu were such great friends for so many years. We enjoyed flying together, tailgating, partying - so many great memories. We will miss them dearly.

Harry and Marilyn

Steve Young

July 5, 2020

The Buckley AFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our condolences and our gratitude for Lt Col Hullinger's 30 years of service to our country in the Air Force. If you would like help with matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), etc you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

Steve Young
Lt Col, USAF, Ret
Director, Buckley AFB RAO

Gigi Boyle

July 5, 2020

Sharon and Aaron
We were sorry to read about Bill’s death. He and your Mom were special people to us and good neighbors.
We hope you and your families are doing well! Take care.

Rich and GiGi Boyle

David Sanchez

July 2, 2020

One of many memories of Uncle Bill was at his retirement party. So many people came to honor him and his service. It was a special time to share with family and friends. I remember feeling so proud of him. Prayers and love to cousins Sharon and Aaron and their families.

Maria Loretto

June 30, 2020

This photo is from Aunt Lola Loretto. Who sends her condolences to Her Nephew Aaron & Niece Sharon.

Maria Loretto

June 30, 2020

This is from a visit. Your Dad always had a special place in our family.

He was present when we had our services for my Dad’s passing. It meant allot to us.

Elizabeth Loretto

June 29, 2020

Dear Aaron and Sharon,
My condolences in the loss of your dearly beloved father, may he rest in peace.
I kept in touch with Uncle Bill through holidays and his birthday with cards, will miss him.

Maria Loretto

June 29, 2020

I would like to send my deepest condolences to my cousin’s

Your Dad will be in my prayers.
I have always enjoyed our visits.
He was a good Uncle to me and I admired him.


Always
Maria

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