Lori Jean Cullen of River Falls, died July 13, 2020, at the Kinnic Health & Rehab after a five-month battle with lung cancer. She was 66.

Lori was born May 7, 1954, in Frederic, 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.

She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law, Jane (Frank) Werner.

Lori will remain in the hearts of her husband, Jack; parents, Robert and Delores Larsen of Osceola; brother, Terry (Brenda) Larsen of Webster; 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.

With the ongoing pandemic, private services will take place at St. Bridget Catholic Church in River Falls. Interment will be held at St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery. 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. www.oconnellbenedict.com.

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