Ralph W. Kullmann


Ralph W. Kullmann, age 96, recently of Lewiston, NY, died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Evelyn's House Hospice in St. Louis, MO. Ralph was born February 23, 1923 in Cleveland, OH, the son of Joseph Kullmann and Rosamund Kullmann.
After serving as an Army Sergeant in the European Theater during WWII he returned to the States where he received his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Ralph married Norma Gardner on August 7, 1949 and after several moves settled in Lewiston, New York, in 1965, where they resided until Norma's death in 2015. Ralph was employed by Union Carbide until he retired in April 1984.
Ralph was a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls, where he served as a Deacon, and was active in the Retired Men's Chorus. He had a variety of interests, but is most remembered for his love of traveling, golf and volunteering. His volunteer activities included, church, Art Park, tax consulting for the elderly, choir, bell-ringing, and driving the Van-Go patient transportation for St. Mary's Hospital.
He is survived by his children, Janice (Conley) Thompson of Fair Oaks Ranch, TX, Bruce (Connie) Kullmann of Albuquerque, NM, Gary (Gail) Kullmann of Chesterfield, MO, and Nancy (James) Krause of Jacksonville, FL. Five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren also survive.
Burial will be private in the Oakland Rural Cemetery, Youngstown, New York.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls or Evelyn's House, 1000 N Mason Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on May 19, 2019
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May 23, 2019
He was a very kind hearted man! My encounters with him at First Press with him were very brief but he always had something good to say, he cared for many, and always willing to put his life on pause just to check up on others even if it was just to say "Hello"

We need more people in this world who conduct themselves as this man did.

We may have lost a wonderful person
but I truly believe Mr Kullmann
has made it home to be with
The Truth, The Way, and The Life!!!