In Memory of Lori Cullen

Private services will be held.

St. Bridget Catholic Church
211 East Division St.
River Falls WI, 54022

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Lori Jean Cullen, age 66 of River Falls, WI, passed away July 13, 2020 at the Kinnic Health & Rehab after a five-month battle with lung cancer.  Lori was born May 7, 1954 in Frederic, WI to Robert and Delores (Johnson) Larsen.  She graduated from Grantsburg High School, with the Class of 1972.  Lori furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in English.  Lori worked as a hostess for the Steamboat Inn while attending college, and for several years after.  She then worked a few years for Vision World, before her career with the Eddie Bauer Retail Stores within the Twin Cities.  Lori truly loved her work in the clothing and fashion industry, a true passion of hers, and excelled as a store manager, receiving awards for her achievements.

On June 28, 1980, Lori was united in marriage to the love of her life and best friend, Jack Cullen.  They shared many wonderful memories and travels to Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Mexico and the Bahamas.  Lori leaves behind a legacy of loving her family and friends dearly, being kind and thoughtful of others, and intentional in celebrating the good in life and those around her with gratitude.  Lori had a special place in her heart for animals and especially adored rabbits and her cats, Mojo and Casper.

Lori will remain in the hearts of her husband, Jack; parents, Robert and Delores Larsen of Osceola; brother, Terry (Brenda) Larsen of Webster, WI; nieces, Siiri (Xavier) Foeller and Stefanie Janssen; nephew, Justin Coveau; aunts, Shirley Kongshaug and Nancy (Bruce) Kruetzian; sisters-in-law, Margo (Dan) Weiberg and Alice (Mike) Demulling and their families; along with many dear friends.  She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Jane (Frank) Werner.

With the ongoing pandemic, private services will take place at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls.  Interment will be held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in New Richmond.  To honor Lori’s love for animals, memorials are preferred to Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue, or your favorite animal shelter.  Those wishing to send cards and condolences may send them directly to Lori’s family, or to O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, Family of Lori Cullen, 225 S. 3rd St., River Falls, WI  54022.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.

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  • Deepest sympathy to all of Lori’s family. I worked with Lori with her parents and she was always such a delightful lady. May all the wonderful memories you all hold dear of her comfort you always.

    Thoughts and prayers-
    Jamie (Everson) Tinney

  • Jack,
    So sorry to hear of Lori’s passing. I guess we are at that stage of our lives where we will seeing more of this. I don’t know about you but I certainly never envisioned getting to this stage of our life. Not that I thought that I would die young. I don’t know that I thought that we were invincible or immortal. Actually reading that last sentence I see why those thoughts never crossed my mind. I wasn’t a great thinker I was just thinking about what to do for the weekend. Where our next vacation was going to be or how shitty I played the back nine. We just live. Went to work, Payed the bills and thought about fun and family. I guess that doesn’t sound like a bad way to live now that I see it written down.
    Shit I was trying to think of something to help you in your time of stress and as I read what I wrote I thought to myself WOW I guess that is what we did and that was pretty good way to live our life. Cheryl and I send you good thoughts and digital hugs to help you get through this.