Lloyd B. Bullerman, 80, emeritus professor of food science, microbiology and food safety, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, died Nov 25.
Bullerman served for 40 years as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
The son of Leonard and Alma (Voss) Bullerman, he was born June 20, 1939, in Adrian, Minnesota. Bullerman attended and graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in Wilmont, Minnesota, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from South Dakota State University.
After marrying Kathleen Persing on July 30, 1960, Bullerman went on to earn a doctorate in food science with an emphasis on microbiology and food safety from Iowa State University. He worked in research and development for Green Giant Foods in Le Sueur, Minnesota, for two years before becoming a member of the Nebraska faculty.
His work on campus focused on teaching food science, microbiology and food safety courses. He was also one of three Nebraska researchers who developed a technique to irradiate bread that was used in NASA missions.
He was a North American representative to the International Association for Food Protection, where he earned numerous awards. Bullerman also served as scientific editor for the Journal of Food Protection and was recognized with the International Association for Food Protection’s Honorary Life Membership in 1995.
Bullerman was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sioux Falls and was a charter member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lincoln. He had a special love for fishing that he shared with his family and was a lifelong popcorn connoisseur.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bradley Flores; his parents; step-father, James Moritz; brothers, Lorne and Wayne Bullerman; and a grandson-in-law, Cade Stensland.
Bullerman is survived by his wife, Kathy; four children, Lisa Flores of Wilmont, Mike and Michelle Bullerman of Aurora, Nebraska, Lori and Skip Romans of Lismore, Minnesota, and Mark Bullerman of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Miles Bullerman; two sisters-in-law, Lois and Jean Bullerman; and many other relatives and friends.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Nov. 30 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, with entombment at 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at Calvary Catholic Cemetery and Mausoleum in Lincoln. Visitation is 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at George Boom Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. A wake service begins at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bullerman are requested to the family for a future designation.