John Kullman (Veteran)

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John Roland Kullman, 88, of Jefferson City, died Monday, April 11, 2011, at The Madison Center, Morgantown, W. Va. Mr. Kullman was born February 2, 1923, in Cole Camp, a son of Ernest and Emma (Meyer) Kullman. He was married June 20, 1953, in Columbia, to Jane Marie Moore, who preceded him in death on June 7, 1999. A 1941 graduate of Cole Camp High School, he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry Management from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1949. During World War II, Mr. Kullman served as a radioman on a B24 Bomber in the 446th Bomb Group, which flew missions over France, Germany and Austria. He was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Kullman worked as a forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation for 37 years from July 1949 through September 1987. A lifelong member of the Lutheran church, he belonged to Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City, Missouri. Mr. Kullman is survived by his son: Greg J. Kullman, Morgantown, W. Va.; his daughter: Debra J. Kullman-DeCata, Ridgefield, Conn.; one brother: Earl J. Kullman, Sedalia; one sister: Ethel Wallen, Sedalia; and five grandchildren: Johnathan Kullman, Sarah Kullman, Matthew Kullman, Michelle DeCata and Jennifer DeCata. Friends will be received from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 18, 2011, at the Houser-Millard Funeral Home, with Rev. Samuel Powell officiating. Interment will follow in Hawthorn Memorial Gardens. Contributions in memory of Mr. Kullman may be made to the Parkinson Disease Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at

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