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Craig Gullickson

July 24, 1949 - July 08, 2013

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Private family services are scheduled at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Craig Gullickson

July 24, 1949 - July 08, 2013

Obituary

Craig M. Gullickson, 63, a loving father and former special educational instructor, died of pneumonia Monday afternoon at Essentia Health.

He died around 1:30 p.m. in his hospital room with his family in his presence. A private memorial service will be Thursday at Boulger Funeral Home. To respect his last wishes, it is just for his family and close friends.

Craig Michael Gullickson was born on July 24, 1949 in Thief River Falls, Minn., to Donald and Lois Gullickson.

He married Kathy Vchulek on July 3, 1981 in Fargo. They had two children and spent their marriage in Fargo while he taught in Wahpeton, and then worked with school district 56. He retired in 2008 and spent the rest of his days spending time with his family.

He enjoyed traveling when he was young and drove across the country with his friends, picking up odd-jobs along the way. His love for travel tied in with his love for nature and camping outside beneath the stars.

Besides his influence with nature, he was also heavily influenced by his artistic side, which can be seen in his photography and paintings. Even though he had many loves, his biggest love in his life was his family. He cherished his time spent with them and looked forward to every time he was able to see them. He loved them, was proud of them, and his spirit will soar over them for the rest of their lives.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Kathy; son Lee Gullickson of Fargo, ND; daughter Mary Gullickson of Fargo, ND; his mother Lois Gullickson of Fargo, ND; sister Cyd Gullickson of Fargo, ND; and by many nieces and nephews. Craig was preceded in death by his father Donald and his sister Gale.

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  1. Bev McShane Malnory says:

    Fargo NdKathy, so sorry for your loss. Blessings to you and your family.
    Bev McShane Malnory

  2. Mary Beth Cossette Rustad says:

    Kathy, I was so sad to read of the death of your husband Craig. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Memories of all the special times you had as a family will help to keep Craig alive in your minds and hearts.

  3. Marlys Hay says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time. Cherish those wonderful memories that you can never loose. May God give you comfort and peace as you journey through your grief–not an easy time.

  4. Karla Giese Schlagel says:

    fargo nd We are so sorry to hear about your your loss. If there is anything we can do please let us know. Your are all in our hearts and prayers!!

    Karla, Darrell & Cody Schlagel

  5. Susan Lagerquist says:

    Bloomington MN
    Our grandmother called him “Craigie”. He was full of mischief when he was young. He would tease us (his sisters and cousins) to no end. As kids, we spent a lot of time at their cabin in Red Lake Falls. We also did a lot of family camping. He would go bird hunting with our grandfather and his dad. When he was attending college in the Twin Cities, he stayed with my parents and we had a blast! At one time, his mom wanted me to teach him how to dance but he would have none of it! When he played high school hockey, the Spuds played an early round hockey game with my rival high school. Every time Craig was up against the boards with a Kennedy player, I yelled out at the top of my lungs, “pluck those Eagles”. Craig said later that he didn’t hear me yell. I love you Craig and will miss you!

  6. Julie Mitchell says:

    Kindred ND
    My sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear Craig. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  7. Billie Sue Ellingson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Kathy, Mary, Lee, Lois Cyd and family,

    In the Hospice booklet Gone from our Sight, there is a poem that says, he’s gone…… (in a moment he was gone from this earth)and on the other side the angels say, “Here he comes!” Such is death. To be absent fromt he body is to be present with the Lord. It was an honor and a priviledge to with you as He went home, his suffering ended and he began life in the fullest! You are in our prayers! Billie Sue Ellingson

  8. Lori Oien says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss.

  9. Lori Eidenschink says:

    Thinking about you Kathy! My prayers are with you and your family. Hugs!

  10. Terry Miller says:

    Fargo ND
    My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. Wishing you peace and healing. (I am a friend of Cyd)

  11. Abby Rheault says:

    So sorry to hear of Craig’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Kathy.

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