March 7, 1954 — Nov. 22, 2019

Jerry R. Bullford, of Brainerd, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at the St. Cloud Hospital. He was 65 years old.

He was born on March 7, 1954, at Braham to Ralph and Marie (Wicklund) Bullford. He grew up and was educated in Mora, graduating from Mora High School in 1972. He then attended Anoka Ramsey Technical College before beginning his career in the state hospital system at Cambridge. He then transferred to the Brainerd State Hospital where he worked with behavior modification until the closure of the hospital 10 years ago.

He was united in marriage to Peggy Caughey on July 5, 2011, in Brainerd. He enjoyed fishing, skiing (both cross country and downhill), lawn work and his dogs (Dachshunds). He was a very funny and giving man who made people happy. He was very political and often argued with anyone on the right, including his wife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Marie; brother, Ken; and step-son, Rick Caughey.  

He is survived by his wife, Peggy of Brainerd; her daughter-in-law, Tonya Caughey of Brainerd; and his grandson, Renzen Caughey of Brainerd; grandchildren, Jackson of Brainerd, Aric Anderson of Minneapolis, Anna Anderson of Brainerd, Allyssa and Jennifer Caves of California;  his siblings, Ralph (Barb) Bullford of St. Louis Park, Sharon Bullford of Edina, Bob (Fern) Bullford of Dalbo, Yvonne (Robert) Doebler of Kazakhstan and Cindy (Bruce) Berghuis of Spicer; many nephews and nieces. 

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at the Brenny Family Funeral Chapel, Baxter. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Family Funeral Chapel of Baxter. 


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