Ronald Cullen

ronald cullen
Ronald “Ron” Lee Cullen, 64, of Horace, passed away on November 2nd, 2019 in his home. Ron was born at St. Luke’s hospital to Clayton and Beverly Cullen on June 4th, 1955. He attended school at South High. Ron enlisted in the Army on October 7th, 1973 and served as an MP until he was honorably discharged on February 17, 1976. He was awarded a National Defense Service medal and a Marksman Qualification badge with rifle bar. He married Marilyn LaFrance on April 7th, 1989 in Fargo. He graduated from Moorhead Tech and worked as a Computer Technician for his business Acad Solutions. He was a lifetime member of the West Fargo VFW and was especially proud of his service in the military, his large family, had a devout love for his country. He enjoyed tracking his family’s lineage, politics, going to the shooting range, and spending time with his family. Ron is preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Beverly Cullen, his grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Ron is survived by his loving wife Marilyn, his children Anthony (Ashley) Kelley, Manda (Nathaniel) Cornell, Cory (Andrea) Cullen, Lucas (Chrystal) Kelley, his brothers and sisters Daniel (Mary) Cullen, Karen (Terry) Maul, Roger (Debbie) Cullen, William (Laura) Cullen, Sheila (Rick) VanRaden, Corinne Kooren, Jennifer (James) Chalupnik, 16 grandchildren and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends. Ron made an impact and touched the lives of everyone he met. He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Memorials may be given in Ron’s name to the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.

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  1. My heart is broken that I’ve lost my brother. He was a very kind, loving man.. he put everybody’s needs before his own. He loved God & Jesus and I know bc lots of our conversations were about our beliefs. I’ll miss his hearty laugh and just listening to his voice that was so much like our dad’s voice. When he would call he ALWAYS started the conversation by saying, “I’m calling to check on my baby sister”. I’ll miss that. I wish I had saved a voicemail so that I can listen to his voice. I’ll always love and remember you Ron and can’t wait to be together again in Heaven. Love you big brother.

  2. I went to South High with Ron. I remember him as friendly, funny and smart. Lost touch of him after high school but I have never forgot him. Rest in Peace Ron. Thank you for your service too.

  3. Sheila and family, I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard, my heart breaks for you! Ron must have been in Dan’s South High class of 74. Loving thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace to you and your family❤️🙏🏻❤️

  4. Very shocked and sorry to here of the family’s loss. I was just getting re-acquainted with him on FB these past few months. Last we heard from each other or saw each other, before FB, he was 5 and I was about 8. My condolences.

  5. Dear sweet Ronnie, you fought the good fight, and now you rest with so many of our aunts, uncles, cousins and friends in Paradise. I’ve been trying to figure out our wonderful Norwegian ancestry details, looking forward to calling you for help. Thank you so much for all the photos and documents you posted of and about our ancestors, with whom you now are rejoicing! You know all the details, now, and I look forward to joining all our loved ones when God calls me Home.

    My heartfelt condolences to my Cullen cousins, and to all Ronnie’s family and friends. I know your hearts are broken.

    Sending love and prayers for peace and comfort from this Southern cousin.

    It was a dark and stormy night…

  6. To Marilyn and the whole family:

    Thank you for inviting Gretchen and I over to visit with you last week. We were so sad to hear of your loss. I want to leave you with these words of comfort from Revelation 21:3-4 that confirm for us that death is but a short goodbye.

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

  7. I’m so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. I went to grade school and grew up in the same neighborhood as Ron and his family. My deepest condolences to Ron’s family and friends. I’ll have you in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God Bless. Rest in peace Ron.

  8. Dearest Cullen family, Troy and I would like to share our deepest condolences to you all. You are all in our thoughts and prayers

  9. Ronald………I don’t know what I’m going to do without you. I think we talked every day for the last 30 years. I just want to pick up the phone and hear your voice. I’m gonna miss ya man………….

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. Ron was a great man and friend. Ron, was and will always be special to me and my family. We met in Belgium my dad and Ron were M.P’s together. For a brief time Ron came to live with our family and became family. Through the years we would talk on holidays each year alternating turns on calling. My brothers and I grew up and moved out and lost touch but Dad and Ron continued to talk. Then 2 years ago my father passed away and Ron and I started talking and the years passed away. He counseled me like a father would and helped me through the hoops they call the VA. He was an ear and shoulder to cry on and I felt like I still had a dad. He is now in heaven with my dad and they are probably catching up again both of them young again without the problems their broken bodies held them back from. To Ron’s family I am so sorry for your loss he will be missed. I will miss his messaging to make sure I and my family are alright. Him sending funny and heartfelt Gif s or funny gifts. Your dad was a good man and we were blessed to call him friend.

  11. I miss you so much and I would give my life to see you I miss you grampa Ron you were my friend I was not ready to see you go yet I miss love Mason Moore

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