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September 22, 2014
RIP Mr Bull. God's blessings to your family. My favorite character on Little House was Nels.
September 22, 2014
I always enjoyed Mr. Bull's character Nels Olson on Little House. He was a fineactor and a fine man.
August 15, 2014
My condolences to Mr Bull's family. He was one of the reason's I enjoyed watching Little House, was a wonderful actor. My sympathies to the family.
June 26, 2014
U will be missed a lot
June 26, 2014
You will be missed a lot. I watched Little House on the Prarie all my life and still do
April 13, 2014
Thanks for the memories.
April 11, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the entire Bull family.
April 05, 2014
Condolences to Mr. Richard Bull's wife and family. I watch Little House.........since almost 40 years and Mr. Bull is the best. I know he is in good hands now.
March 31, 2014
I still watch little house until this day. I can't believe he is gone. Mrs. Bull your husband will truly be missed. God bless you.
March 30, 2014
Little House on the Prairie was a wonderful family show. Thank you Mr. Bull for Nels Oleson, the guy who always put Mrs. Oleson in her place. I loved those moments. May your find family find peace and comfort in the promises of Jesus Christ.
March 02, 2014
you where so good in little house enjoy you so much god bless you
February 18, 2014
To Mrs. Bull: Your husband was an outstanding actor in every role he was in. May you be surrounded by God's love and peace. I'm so sorry for your loss of this gentle man. A Fan
February 18, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 16, 2014
Good Night Mr. Bull. I still picture you as having to put up with Harriet's antics on The Little House on the Prairie. Loved you in that show. R.I.P.
February 16, 2014
I grew up in the 1970s and 1980s when many television shows were so much more centered on family, faith, and community. I enjoyed watching LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRiE with my family. While often just a supporting role, the role of Nels Oleson was enjoyable to watch. Often henpecked by his domineering wife, Harriet, Nels often was subjected to her stinging barbs and pettiness. Yet, he never let this cruelty and snobbery diminish who he was as a man and as a father.

I honestly don't think there could have been anyone else who would have portrayed this role with as much dignity and as much dry wit as Richard Bull.

I think his unassuming manner, his integrity, and steadfast loyalty to his family and friends both on- and off-screen are qualities more celebrities should emulate.

My condolences to his widow, friends, and fans. Thank you, Mr. Bull, for the memories. God bles!
February 14, 2014
Molto amore dall'Italia, Signor Richard Bull, non ti dimenticheremo mai!
February 14, 2014
Your kindness and gentle love you shared with all of us will be so very missed
February 14, 2014
Thank you, Mr. Bull, for sharing your amazing gift with us. I enjoyed all of your roles, especially Nels Oleson. My family's thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.
February 14, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 13, 2014
My deepest condolences to the Bull family, friends and supporters. It is terrible to loose a loved one to death. May you draw close to the God of all comfort Ps 145:18.
February 13, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I hope that knowing how much he was loved by people all over the world will make you feel better. What a special person he was.
February 13, 2014
I was very sorry to hear about the death of Mr. Bull. Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I enjoyed watching him on Little House, he will be missed. It's good to know that God does care about us, and he knows how we feel. So pour out your feelings to the God who promises to comfort your heart.
February 13, 2014
Rest in peace! You were a great actor that will be missed!
February 12, 2014
You was the nicest guy on little house..
February 12, 2014
RIP Richard.....we love you & we love Nells Oleson....the nicest character to ever grace a tv screen :)
February 12, 2014
you will be missed....
February 12, 2014
May the Lord comfort you, my deepest sympathy. Just loved Little House and his part, love watching the re-runs .

Marsha Kosh
February 11, 2014
Loved Little House and still watch reruns today. Richard Bull will be missed he was a fine actor.
February 11, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. You will always have good memories to fall back on. I really enjoyed him on Little House on the Prairie. Especially when he would stand up to his wife Harriet.
February 11, 2014
sorry for your loss
February 11, 2014
May the God of peace comfort you and remember that he touched so many in his career.
February 11, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 11, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. No doubt many hearts ache for you at this time....And though no words can take away your sorrow, may the assurance that God cares give you the strength you need from day to day. . .He says "I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears" 2 Kings 20:5.
February 11, 2014
My condolences to the family and friends of Mr Bull , I loved the LHOP then and now . May the peace and comfort be with you all.May the God of all comfort be with you , Isaiah 61:1,2
February 11, 2014
Thank you for helping to make the whole story of 'Little House' be so wonderful and rare. Each of you fit together so well. Thank you again for your part in something many of us will have in our memories and hearts all of our lives.
February 11, 2014
I'll never forget you! With love from Germany!
February 11, 2014
I rember when I was about five years old my mother would sit down with me and watch a LHOP episode. As I grew up I grew to love this show. Nels Olson was such a lovely character and I enjoyed watching him. Eventhough as a kid I didn't unterstand why he would stay married to his wife. Richard Bull you were a fantastic actor and you will be greatly missed!
February 11, 2014
May your memories of Richard put smiles on your faces instead of tears. He was a great actor and made Little House On the Prairie a great family show. May God be with you all in your loss and wrap his loving arms around all of you.
February 10, 2014
Rip mr bull my god welcome you to his kingdom. I will miss you a lot loved to see you on L.H.O.T.P.
February 10, 2014
Richard will be dearly miss by many. My deepest sympathy to the family.
J.
February 10, 2014
You were greatly admired and will be equally missed
February 10, 2014
Still watch Little House...and u. U were great. My sympathies to your family.
February 10, 2014
Thank you Nels Olson for making my life a little easier as a child... You were a great person and you will be missed greatly. I hope your family find peace in knowing you were and are loved. Rest in peace dear friend. Love from Tina in a small town in Indiana
February 10, 2014
To the Family of Richard Bull,
You have my deepest sympathy on the death of your loved. I know he was iimportant in your life and your care and support must have brought him great comfort. I do believe that your closeness and warm memories will bring you comfort.
February 10, 2014
Thank you for touching so many lives with your soft spoken calm demeanor. In todays busy stressful world we all could take lessons from Nels Olson! May God Bless you and your family at this sad time. Kelli Fraher Columbus,Ohio
February 10, 2014
Love Ya Nels Olson you were a big part of my life growing up you will be missed!
February 10, 2014
I grew up watch little house it was my frov show I always felt sorry for mr.olsen because of his wife and kids he was such a good actor. to his family and friends im sorry for your lose
February 09, 2014
Thanks for sharing your life with us! God Bless you and your family.

~A fan from Illinois ~
February 09, 2014
Like so many others, my life has been made better by Mr. Bull's work. I am a long-time and very loyal fan of Little House. Though I wasn't even born when the last installment of the series was filmed, I grew up learning about life with every episode that aired in syndication. Words truly cannot express my gratitude to the wonderful Mr. Bull for his part in a program that continues to touch new generations, including my own children. Mr Bull actually WAS Mr Oleson to my childhood self, and he, along with the other cast members, became consistent figures in my life. As I've grown and with each new viewing, I continue to gain new insight from each episode, proving that quality programming is, in fact, timeless. It seems odd when I think that I've never actually met this man, though I feel as though I've known him for years. May God comfort his family and friends during this time, resting in the comfort that this beloved man will never truly be forgotten.
February 09, 2014
Mr. Bull: you made Little House perfect for me when you would make Mrs. Olsen scream in frustration and then pitifully cry out "Nelllllllls!" Thank you for all of your contributions to the acting world and for the many times you made me roll with laughter and feel empathy for your situations. You are a true actor and you will be greatly missed!
February 09, 2014
My condolences to the wife and family of this great actor. Like many have said already, My kids grew up on "Little House" and I still watch whenever I can. Loved him and Michael Landon and all the great lessons that were taught through this show. Thank you and God bless you
February 09, 2014
RIP Richard Bull. Loved you on Little House On The Prairie - Gone but not forgotten. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends. God Bless!
February 09, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. We also loved him in Little House... We hope the God of tender mercies will give you the comfort that is needed at this time.
LM
February 09, 2014
Thank you for the sweet memories, Mr. Bull. God bless you always.
February 09, 2014
To Mrs. Bull: May you be surrounded by God's love and peace at this very sorrowful time. Your husband was a wonderful actor who had such a gentle manner about him. Our loved ones never really leave us because they are always in our hearts. JM, Austerlitz, NY
February 09, 2014
He will be greatly missed. I so very much enjoyed watching him on little house on the prarrie. May he rest in peace.
February 08, 2014
R.I.P. Richard Bull/Nels Oleson I will always have the memories on Dvd love little house on the prairie gone but not forgotten
February 08, 2014
What fun it was to watch him in this show. Thank you for the memories. May he rest in peace. I am sorry for his family. He will be missed.
February 08, 2014
R.I.P. Nels
February 08, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 08, 2014
RIP
February 08, 2014
Mrs. Bull. I really enjoyed your husbans acting. I grew up in the same town as Richard's father & mother. I remember when he was parade Marshall in Zion, Ill. I knew his sister, Dorothy Stewart very well.
February 08, 2014
He was an awesome actor...I really enjoyed (Little House on the Prairy)for years!!!!! Still watch it as often as I can!! Actors are like my family! Well acted and well written! My prayers to his family!
Judy Allaire
Dover, NH
February 08, 2014
To Mrs. Bull and family I send my sincere condolences for your loss. It is one shared by his countless audiences who enjoyed his upstanding character on “Little House on The Prairie” – a show parents were happy to let their children's young minds and hearts enjoy. After some of the pain lightens, I hope you will be able to focus on Richard's future as demonstrated at John 11: 43-44…when he said: “Lazarus, come out!” The man who had been dead came out. Jesus said: “Free him and let him go.” Just imagine picking up your relationship with him where you left off and all the new roles he will play basking in eternal youth – Job 33:25
February 08, 2014
I wrote to Mr. Bull in September 2003 when he lived in Chicago and asked for an autographed photo of himself, he responded right away with one hand-signed. What a wonderful and talented person he was! Fly with the angels and sleep in God`s arms Mr. Bull, thank you for all you`ve given me.
February 08, 2014
His mannerisms reminded me of my Father when he was working at the Barber Shop. Another piece of my heritage has now been removed from Planet Earth. What a great person he was. Prayers for his wife.
February 08, 2014
little house everyday and still do you were a get actor. little house was one of my favorite show of all time.
February 08, 2014
You were one cool dude, and that is no "Bull." Rest in Peace young man, you will always be remembered.
February 08, 2014
Condolences to Mrs. Bull and the family, our family shared laughter and tears at times. We are grateful for the character building lessons of the show. Mr. Bull is on my thank you list for the next life for teaching great lessons about patience.
February 08, 2014
Through the character of Nels Olsen, you set an example for every Father in the world. Thanks for being there Richard. RIP.
February 08, 2014
I STILL WATCH 'LITTLE HOUSE' AND HE WAS A GREAT ACTOR..
HE HAD A HARD ROLE, TRYING TO KEEP MRS. OLEN IN LINE.
MAY GOD COMFORT AND STRENGTHEN ALL THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF MR. BULL...
R I P
February 08, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 08, 2014
Condolences to Mr. Richard Bull's wife, Barbara Collentine, and family:

As you can see from the overall thoughts and sentiments in this guest book we will always hold a special place in our hearts for the acting talent of your dear husband, Richard Bull.  Find comfort in knowing that he is in God's memory, with so many others of our dear ones.  Draw close to our almighty God, family, and friends for support during these difficult times.
February 08, 2014
Good night, Nels Olson. You brought laughter, joy and friendship into American homes.
We can still see you daily on Little House and have great memories.
When I think of you, I smile.
God Bless you and all of your family.
February 08, 2014
What a wonderful actor, what a wonderful person. He will always be remembered.
February 08, 2014
I watched Little house with my children and enjoy watching it everyday now. He was a great talent, and will be missed by all.
RIP Richard
February 08, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 08, 2014
if you were anything(!) like your character, it would have been very (!) cool to have been your friend in life!
February 08, 2014
mr olson i grew up watching even tho i know all the shows by heart now still love watching them with my kids may ur family be blessed with lots of prayers
February 08, 2014
I still love little house on the prairie and watch it still. Harriett and Nells always made me laugh. I didn't know till a few minutes ago that he died. to wear those dresses today that they wore then would be something. thank you Richard.
February 07, 2014
A wonderful, inspiring actor. We love you.
February 07, 2014
Rest in peace .. I still watch "little house" today .. Reminds me of a more innocent time .. Deepest sympathy to his wife & family
February 07, 2014
we are still watching him today.. I remember being a little girl and washing my hair and setting it with curlers so I could see the show (my mom's rules) you do what you have to do that works. Now my daughter and I watch it together. thanks for the memories,,,,
February 07, 2014
Rest in peace Nels Olson I will remember you on little on the pariarie
February 07, 2014
sorry 4 u lost we love watching him on little house remember u in our prayers l foust Knoxville tn
February 07, 2014
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
February 07, 2014
Rest in peace in Jesus' bosom, kind soul.
February 07, 2014
May God be with your family in this time of great sorrow. I grew up watcing little house and at the age of 38 I still do daily. You will be greatly missed.... yours truley holly T. Hamburg new York
February 07, 2014
Nels will be missed by all, I watched this show as a child and I still enjoy watching LHOTP to this very day!!!
RIP Richard Bull you will be missed!
Joan & Benito Vela, Richfield, MN
February 07, 2014
Rest in peace Nels
February 07, 2014
RIP, I enjoyed watching Little House on the Prairie when I was a little girl I still watch the show at the age of 43 like it was my 1st time seen the show. You will be missed my condolence to your family.
February 07, 2014
My first experience with Mr. Bull's acting was reruns of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea where he played the Seaaview's doctor. Then came Little House and I LOVED (and pitied) Nels Olsen. His best parts were always when Nels got mad enough to put his foot down and gave his kids the lickings they deserved.

He will be missed. A fine actor. One who made you love his character.

Apparently a wonderful person as well. Imagine being married - in Hollywood - to the same person for 65 years! Wow!
February 07, 2014
I remember watching the show as a little girl. We would watch you as a family, which were great times. May the "peace of God" be with you to give you comfort to you at this time. Phillipians 4:6.
February 07, 2014
A great actor indeed. I loved his portrayal of Nels on Little House. He will be greatly missed by his fans around the world.
February 07, 2014
rip great actor and will be missed.
February 07, 2014
My family here in Warrenton ,Ga. We are sorry for the lost for along time legacy R.I.P.
February 06, 2014
Your were truly a great man.
February 06, 2014
One of my favorites sure brings back memories of my childhood may you rest in peace you will be greatly missed
February 06, 2014
Awesome Actor so very dedicated. I was very sick and watched the show and learned how not to spend money. Thanks cast of little house. I'm well now, Thank you! and to Mrs. Bull Love, Phyllis
February 06, 2014
Little House may have been primarily about the Ingalls family, but I found the Oleson family to be every bit as interesting, if not more so on the television series, and Richard Bull, with his portrayal of Nels Oleson had a huge part in that. I say BROVO, BRAVO for a job well done! They just don't make shows with the high quality of Little House any more.
My condolences to his family and the remaining cast of Little House on the Prairie.
February 06, 2014
R.I.P. The "Little House" is still watched in my home. Lots of love and raising children with good values learned from a wonderful show. God bless.
February 06, 2014
I loved it when he knew it was only right to intervene with Harriet or Nellie and Willie.Pretty much a laid back character who had a heart of gold.Loved that little house series.RIP Richard
February 06, 2014
I'm so sorry for your loss. May Almighty God comfort the family at this most difficult time.
February 06, 2014
you are the high light of the show you will be missed
February 06, 2014
so many losses you hate to ever see to come,tells you that time does not wait. the one's left behind hurt and always remember. i never want to leave my children but, me first is the right way.
February 06, 2014
Wow! Reading Mr. Bull's obituary and some of the many comments made in his guest book brought back a flood of memories. Little House on the prairie was one of my most favorite shows and I honestly do not believe that there is one single episode that I did not see ... over and over again. If Mr. Bull was anything like the charecter he played, I know that he was a kind gentle soul. May all of your wonderful memories comfort you through this difficult time along with God's promise found at John 6:40. So very many people, including myself, share your loss.
February 06, 2014
It feels as though a beloved family member has passed. "Nells" was such a kind and patient husband, father and neighbor.
He took Harriet's insults, put up with Nellie and did his best to help Walnut Grove be a nice place to live.
The fact that we remember him as "Nells", speak his talent as an actor.
Sincere condolences to his wife and family. May God's peace be with you during this time of sorrow. Psalm 46:1
February 06, 2014
a great actor sometimes never receives the accolades they deserve. Richard Bull was an accomplished actor, bringing happiness and enjoyment to all that watched the shows he performed in...a greater trophy than any metallic statue could ever represent...RIP, Mr Bull!
February 06, 2014
you and Michael were the reason I watched the show my grandma is heart sick and has been crying sing with the angels nels Christopher Schlegel age 12 1/2
February 06, 2014
Our family watched every show on Little House on the Prairie. He will be missed. Our prayers are with his family and friends.
February 06, 2014
I am watching one of my favorites right now! "The Camp-Out". I'm quite sure that Mr.Bull was every bit the man Nels was. Little House on the Prairie will always be my most favorite show! Sincere love and condolences to you.
February 06, 2014
SO SO SAD TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR LOSS. MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. WHEN I WAS A KID THIS WAS ONE OF THE ONLY SHOWS MY PARENTS WOULD LET ME WATCH BECAUSE IT WAS MORALLY CLEAN, UNLIKE WHAT WE SEE TODAY. I ESPECIALLY ENJOYED HIS PATIENTS, KIND AND GENTLE WAYS HE DISPLAYED TO HIS SCREEN FAMILY EVEN WHEN THEY DIDN'T DESERVE IT. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD (PSALM 83:18) GRANT YOU THE NEEDED COMFORT YOU NEED TODAY AND THE WEEKS TO COME.
February 06, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 06, 2014
RIP MR BULL it was a joy to watch you on TV. My praters are with your family.
February 06, 2014
I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR LOST;I LIKED RICHARD A WHOLE LOT I ADMIRE HIS CHARACTER ON LITTLE HOUSE HE WAS WELL LIKE FOR HIS HONESTY;SERIOUSNESS;WELL DRESS;ALL ABOUT BEING IN ORDER WHILE HE WAS WORKING IN THE STORE;AND WELL MANNER FATHER ETC;ALSO YOU CAN LEARNED LOT FROM WATHCHING HIM ON TV.SANDRA ADAMS FROM CT.
February 06, 2014
wow. this is heartbreaking. I just watched the episode of LHOP where he and harriett get into a fight and he moves out. I always watch this show because it brings my heart around if i feel down. God Speed Richard, I'll continue watching you with the fondness of memories..
February 06, 2014
Richard was one of my favorite characters on tv. Condolences to all. I still watch the reruns he appeared in.
February 06, 2014
Such a wonderful actor and a good man. Thank you, Richard, for bringing the great character of Nels Olsen to life. Made for happy memories and good family TV. May you rest in peace.
February 06, 2014
Rest In Peace.....
February 06, 2014
Mr. Bull was a "natural" actor who always did an outstanding job in every role he played. He was a gentle man who will be missed by many. A Fan
February 06, 2014
Thank you for awesome memories.
February 06, 2014
I loved watching you as "Nels"!Love to your family!
February 06, 2014
Sincere sympathy to the Bull family.
Little house was favorite family show.
The part Richard played I am sure was
just the way he was in real life. He
was always so kind and gentle. He
will be missed. May God bless you
and your family at this difficult time.

New Jersey
February 06, 2014
Thank God for reruns. I can continue to see "Nels"(Richard Bull) as long as I live.
February 06, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
February 06, 2014
Loved seeing you on TV. God bless your family, you will be missed.
February 06, 2014
May God be with you and your family at this time.
February 06, 2014
RIP NELLS ALWAYS ENJOYED WATCHING YOU ACT ON ONE OF MY FAVORITE SHOWS. THANKS
February 06, 2014
He was such a role mode.Don't we wish we all could learn from him. Rest in peace our friend
February 06, 2014
I really loved the people of Little House and I know the industry misses you. Rest in Peace.

GB in Colonie
February 06, 2014
Deepest sympathy. Loved him on little house. God bless!
February 06, 2014
Richard will be greatly missed. He truly brought the character of Nels Olsen to life! God bless and Godspeed!
Donnmac Grand Rapids Mi.
February 06, 2014
A beloved character on Little House...may he rest in peace. God be with his family.
February 06, 2014
To Richard Bull's family I loved watching Little House. I will still enjoy it and think of him. May he rest in peace for he now joins other little house actors.
February 06, 2014
My sincere sympathy for such a cool person that I admired for his role on the series.. May he rest in peace.. Mary Cruz ..
February 06, 2014
I love watching Mr. Bull on Little House on the Prairie. I am still watching the show because Richard was always my favorite. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Ladybug, Houston, TX
February 06, 2014
"Mr. Oleson" was always one of my favorites on the show. Growing up as a little girl and still now that I am grown with children of my own. I still DVR all the episodes and watch them daily. He reminded me so much of my Grandpa whom I miss Dearly. RIP Richard and thank you for helping me be the person I am today!
February 06, 2014
We are never prepared for a death of a loved one it is the hardest things we can go though so please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised to us. With my deepest condolences for your loss.
February 06, 2014
February 06, 2014
I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, miss those days . Thanks Mr. Richard for childhood memoeies, God Bless you. Prayers to the family
February 06, 2014
To the family and friends and fans of the late.Mr.Richard Bull you will be missed.You will live on in the hearts of the people who lives you touch.Your remarkable talent will always be remember.You were an extradionary man with great potential and great acting skills.Your work on earth was done here now enjoy your work in heaven.We bless god for you and the wonderful skills you brought to the set on and off.Well ,Done.
February 06, 2014
R.I.P. and thank you for bringing Nells Olson to life.
February 06, 2014
May God be with you and your family. Richard you will be missed. RIP our friend.
February 06, 2014
My Deepest Sympathy to Richard's family and friends. Little House on the Prairie was one of my favorite TV shows. Mr. Bull was the perfect person to play Nels Oleson. I still love watching the reruns of the show.
February 06, 2014
Happy memories of you you were blessed such talent the shows today do not compare with those in the past thank you rip
February 06, 2014
to all of the Richard Bull family and to all that know him, i grow up watching little house and i still watch it everynight from 4:00pm to 7:00pm,, god bless you ,
February 06, 2014
I always loved Little House and still watch it today. Mr Olsen was such an easy going man even when Harriet was getting on his last nerve.Thank you for all the wonderful memories. you will be missed.
February 06, 2014
Thinking of you on your loss. I grew up watching Little House and still do ! Mr Olsen was funny especial with Harrett n kids will miss
February 05, 2014
you will be missed. We have lost another class person. One of a kind.
February 05, 2014
What fond memories of a humble and gentle man on the TV screen during my younger years. Bought all the Little House episodes on DVD. They don't make shows like they use to. Rest in peace...
February 05, 2014
Rest in peace Mr. Olsen
February 05, 2014
you were. always a great actor
February 05, 2014
I'm sorry for your lost. May your family rely on God in this time of grief.
February 05, 2014
My; deepest condolences to all of the family;I;just loved watching this show;really love it when you would stand up to Mrs.Olsen soo awesome; God Bless You;Mr.Richard Bull;you are already being missed-:-(
February 05, 2014
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family at this most difficult time. Please be assured that God will bring you comfort and help you cope with the heavy weight of your loss. “Blessed be Almighty God who daily carries the load for us.” Psalm 68:19
February 05, 2014
It is ironic that I am watching Little House right now as I discover that Mr. Olsen has passed. Thank you for such wonderful childhood memories! May you rest in peace!
February 05, 2014
Thank you for all the memories of my childhood.You were a great actor that will always be missed!
February 05, 2014
Thinking of you on your loss. I grew up watching Little House and still do ! Mr Olsen was funny especial with Harrett n kids will miss
February 05, 2014
condolences
February 05, 2014
To the Bull Family:

The world over mourns the loss of this man you shared with us. His character of Mr. Olsen taught all of us to think twice and to think toward kindness in all that we do, or say.

Thank you for sharing him with all of us. Not only was he a wonderful actor, he was a wonderful man.

With deepest sorrow,

An American
February 05, 2014
My condolences to the family of this talented actor.He will be missed.
February 05, 2014
I always loved watching Mr. Oleson on Little House. Still watch the show regularly, they feel like family. RIP Mr. Oleson. You will be missed
February 05, 2014
May God remember you personally. Malachi3:16
February 05, 2014
My sympathy goes out to the family during your time of need. Treasure all the special times spent with Richard as you draw strength from the love of family and friends. Also, may you God's loving-kindness comfort you and help you through this difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76.
February 05, 2014
Bless your heart Mr. Bull may you rest in peace
February 05, 2014
A wonderful man is gone I loved watching you on little house
February 05, 2014
Enjoyed watching Richard on Little House,and continue to watch on reruns. Great memories, Rest in peace.
February 05, 2014
to the bull family my condolences goes out to the family. he will be missed but respected.
February 05, 2014
One of my favorite shows.
February 05, 2014
To Mr. Bull's family: A gentle man has gone on to heaven as your special angel. He was an outstanding actor in all the roles he performed, but "Mr. Olsen" was a favorite of his millions of fans. May you be surrounded by God's love and peace at this very sorrowful time. JM, Austerlitz, NY
February 05, 2014
I send my deepest condolences to Richard Bulls wife Barbara. I also send my deepest condolences to the cast of Little House on the Prairie for the loss of Richard Bull (Nels Oleson), especially Katherine MacGregor (Harriet Oleson) and Alison Argrim (Nellie Oleson Dalton). To all the fans of Little House we lost a beloved favorite, Nels Oleson. May God Bless all. Little House on the Prairie lost a dear friend. Sending my love and hugs to the family and friends.
February 05, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of Mr.Bull's passing.My prayers are with the family I know he will be missed as he was a wonderful actor.Little house on the prairie was one of my favorite shows,Mr.Bull played a very good role.
February 05, 2014
RIP
February 05, 2014
One of my absolute favorites on Little House on the Prairie. He was always so kind to everyone! Rest in peace.
February 05, 2014
I watched Little House every week with my mom when I was young. Dad worked for many years until 8 on Monday,so he wouldn't get home until it was at least half over.Those hours changed years later,but I was much older by then.
February 05, 2014
What a terrific actor!!! no one could have played that part (Nels Olsen) better. You will be missed by all, those who grew up with the show and those who will see you in the re-runs. Prayers to your family....
February 05, 2014
Rest in peace Mr. Bull aka Mr. Oleson,
I loved watching Little House and still do watch all the reruns. Nothing like the old days watching all of the family shows. How did you ever put up with Mrs.Oleson and Nelly was besides me but I knew it was just a show and a very entertaining one too. God bless your very soul.
February 05, 2014
To the Bull Family: Although I knew Mr. Bull only through his television appearances, the endearing comments made by those who worked with him and knew him well speak much of his inner beauty. Surely Jesus had a person such as Mr. Bull in mind when he spoke the words at Luke 23:43. Our special thanks to Mr. Richard Bull for entertaining us so well through the years.
February 05, 2014
Thank you for the wonderful memories! You will be missed and treasured for a long time. My prayers go out to your family.
February 05, 2014
Loved to watch Little House on the Prairie for so long and still do. May the Lord give the family strength and comfort during this time. Cherish all the memories that you have in your heart.
February 05, 2014
Thank you for our two generations of wonder family entertainment through "Little House on the Prairie".
May you rest in peace.
February 05, 2014
I was so sad to read this obituary. He was a craftsman, whose gift for it shown through in all his performances. Like most, my favorite character was Nels - a good hearted character we all looked forward to inviting into our living rooms - blessed to be on a program we were never afraid to let little ones watch, too. I feel like I lost a friend. Deepest sympathy to your whole family - and when it's our turn to be called Home - I like to think he'll be there to help greet us.. God bless.
February 05, 2014
Richard Bull was a wonderful actor. The main reason for watching Little House was because of Harriet playing off of Nels. Those two made the show fun to watch.
February 05, 2014
May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time in your life. We all yearn for better conditions. It's refreshing to know that God's word speaks of a time when all sorrows will be gone and that mankind will live in beautiful surroundings with nothing to fear.-Isaiah 65:17,21-24.
February 05, 2014
Thank you for the beautiful memories..Rest in Peace
February 05, 2014
I still watch Little House. I have episodes on the DVR as I speak. I watched it with my kids through the years. It was always a staple in our house. What a wonderful show. What a wonderful man. Thanks to you Mr. Bull, our lives are blessed. XO. Blancaster,oh
February 05, 2014
sorry about richard. he was great at what he did. little house somehow became my all time favorite show. i still watch the reruns on hallmark.a wonderful man has gone to rest. may the God of all comfort give you hope and guide you through this most difficult time
February 05, 2014
Our family will always enjoy watching him on "Little house". He taught my children and grandchildren how to be kind and patient. Our sincere condolences to his family. Thank you for sharing him with ours, God Bless
February 05, 2014
To Richard's family, friends and fans,
My thoughts & prayers go out ot you all. I was an avid "Little House" fan. His character always touched me with his kindness.
February 05, 2014
I'm sorry for your loss,my thoughts and prayers are with you.Richard will be missed.Love him in little house on the prairie,he was a wonderful actor.
February 05, 2014
I loved this guy, he was so funny. You will surely be missed
February 05, 2014
Rest in Peace! I love to watch "Little House On the Prairie" all the time. You were sweet actor and friend to everyone.
February 05, 2014
I used to love watching Little house on the Prairie and alway enjoyed Richard Bull's performances. The poor put upon man. He was brilliant on that series. An era has ended. Condolences to his wife, his t v wife, family and friends. May he rest in peace.
February 05, 2014
May your Fond & Loving Memories help to ease your sorrow. (John 6:40)
February 05, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family of Richard Bull. May the God who supplies endurance and comfort be with you in the days ahead-Romans 15:5. E.D. Park Forest, IL.
February 05, 2014
To the family of Richard Bull: He was truly "Lars Olesen", no one else could have filled that role, he will be missed, may the Lord comfort you in your loss
February 05, 2014
you have my deepest sympathy in the loss of your loved one, our God have promised that very soon now, no one will say 'I am sick
February 05, 2014
Loved Mr. Bull as Mr.olsen...the most patient resident of Walnut Grove...Rest In Peace...your shows will live on...

V.Coates Columbus OH
February 05, 2014
My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of Richard Bull. I so enjoyed watching Little House on the Prairie with my children and have accumulated all the seasons on DVD so that I can enjoy introducing my grandchildren to quality television. Mr. Bull did such a wonderful job of portraying a very patient and caring husband and father and a good friend to his Walnut Grove neighbors.
February 05, 2014
To The Family of Mr. Richard Bull: My husband and I grew up watching "Little House". One of our very favorite characters was Nels Olsen. We truly loved him. May God comfort you, his family, and all of his many, many friends across the world. Goodbye "Nels".
February 05, 2014
this man was really good actor we will miss him but now he is with god
February 05, 2014
I miss shows like Little House on the Prairie so much. I send my condolences to Mr. Bull's family and friends--I'm sure he will be missed by many. I loved his calmness and how patient he was with his family on the show. I'm sure he was just as nice in his everyday life. RIP Mr. Olsen!
February 05, 2014
My sincere condolences to Mr. Bull's family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I grew up watching Little House on the Prairie, and continue to watch it when it's on. He was one of my favorite characters on the show. May you rest in peace!
February 05, 2014
thank you for a wonderful show,u were part of our family,u will be missed,rip
February 05, 2014
Please allow me to extend my deepest condolences for your loss. As time passes, look for those who love you to help mend your heart. But most importantly, look to our Heavenly Father for help in your times of distress. (Psalm 9:9,10)
February 05, 2014

I grew up watching 'Little House on The Prairies', thanks for the memories. RIP
February 05, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family and all who loved him. Richard was perfect as the character Nels Olesen and will be missed. May the God of comfort guide you during this very sad time. 1 Pe. 5:7
February 05, 2014
Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.
February 05, 2014
Please be assured that God will help you cope with the loss of your loved one (2 Thess.2:16,17)
February 05, 2014
He was wonderful playing any part, whether the hapless doc on Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea or husband on Little House on the Prairie. I loved watching him. My condolences.
February 05, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 05, 2014
sorry to here of his passing iloved watching him in little house.on the praire, rest now in peace.love diane,williams
February 05, 2014
RIP Nels Oleson. One of my favorites on Little House. Absolutely loved Little House when I was a kid. Still watch it along with my children.
February 05, 2014
TO MRS.BARBRA AND THE REST OF MR.BULL'S FAMILY,IT IS HARD TO LOSE A LOVED ONE BUT GOD HAS PROMISED."LIKE A MAN WHOM HIS OWN MOTHER KEEPS COMFORTING,SO I MYSELF SHALL KEEP COMFORTING YOU PEOPLE."...isah.66:13..please accept my sincere condolence...dbmg
February 05, 2014
You leave us with good memories. RIP.
February 05, 2014
Rest in.peace Mr.Bull
February 05, 2014
I wish more shows now days were so good for kids to watch... Thank you!! And all the gang for a show that is still playing reruns all the time... Best show ever made along with The Watson's...Thank all the actors and actresses for both shows...
February 05, 2014
To me you will always be Seaview's CMO. Your memory will live on in our hearts and our stories.
Rest In Peace.
February 05, 2014
R.I.P....Mr.Bull.. I loved you in "Little House on the Prairie" you sure enjoyed your work... I kno you really enjoyed your acting, bc you were really good well awesome at it... May God Bless you and your Family and let all your wonderful memories help guide you through the toughest days ahead... I kno you will b so missed by everyone who had the pleasure, of knowing you through the years...Sincere Condolences dear Man...For all you Family, Friends & Fans... Thoughts and prayers for you all... Little House on the Prairie was my favorite as a child growing up and I enjoy watching the reruns now a days... Thank you so much... I kno Micheal was tickled to see you in Heaven...
February 05, 2014
Our condolences to the Bull family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed. We grew up watching "Little House" and loved Mr. Oleson. May the God of comfort help you all through this difficult time.
February 05, 2014
To the family. Will always remember "Mr. Olsen' and his patience. RIP. Love and GOD Bless. Rocky and Linda-Fan Scirocco
February 05, 2014
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed watching Mr. Bull play Nels on "Little House on the Praire". May God be with his family and friends at this time.
February 05, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Absolutely loved him as Nels, especially when he had the nerve to tell Harriet off! RIP, Richard, and God Bless.
February 05, 2014
With deepest sympathy to the Bull Family.

What a talent and yes my family graciously enjoyed watching our favorite family tv program and longed to be on the prairie as well. It is my prayer that the God of Comfort (Psalm 83:18) grant you the sweetest peace during your time of grief.

Juanita, Jacksonville, Fla.
February 05, 2014
I first remember seeing Mr. Bull on Perry Mason and Mannix. He was one of the greatest actor - he always make every role appear so very real. Loved him in Little House, he was perfect for the part. Please accept my condolences at this difficult time. May the family find comfort in knowing other cared so deeply for him. I pray God will bless you all.
February 05, 2014
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998
February 05, 2014
Your acting brought much joy. Through it, you taught kindness, patience, and tolerance. You will be missed. Condolences to your family, and friends...R.I.P.
February 05, 2014
The Heavens are brighter since another bright star has been added.
May God's Peace and Comfort be with you now and in the days to come.
RIP--Mr. Olsen.
February 05, 2014
to his family so sorry for your loss he was really good on little house,may god bless
February 05, 2014
Rest in Peace
February 05, 2014
RIP, MR. OLSON, you and your wife made the show, little house along with laura.
February 05, 2014
February 04, 2014
rip
February 04, 2014
Thank You for sharing a part of your life with your fans. You will be missed, but we all have the memories. Prayers to your Family.
February 04, 2014
RIP, Mr. Bull (Nels). I grew up watching "Little House".

My prayers and condolences to your families, (TV & real life).

Cheryl Landin
Rocky Mount, NC
February 04, 2014
You will be greatly missed R.I.P
February 04, 2014
I always loved watching him on Little House. Poor man. Catch you on the re-runs. Rest in peace and my sincerest sympathies to the family.
February 04, 2014
sorry fof the loss
February 04, 2014
Rest in peace
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