LINDENWOOD – Ralph F. Pullin, Jr., 75, passed away on Friday, Dec. 25, 2020 at the V.A. Hospital in Madison, Wis. Ralph was born on Feb. 1, 1945 to Ralph Foss and Georgianna (Svetly) Pullin in Rochelle.
He was a lifetime resident of the Lindenwood area, and a lifelong active member of the Lindenwood Union Church. Though he had many occupations throughout his life, he was always a musician, even during his military service in Vietnam as a member of the 1st Cav Skytroopers Band. He sang and played the French horn (among other things) with many groups across northern Illinois, including the Rochelle Municipal Band, the Old Timers Band, the Rockford Area Horn Club, and various groups at Kishwaukee College.
Ralph is survived by his daughter, Rachael (Colin) Averill of Appleton, Wis.; brother, Robert (Bonnie) Pullin of Lombard; two sisters: Marlene (John) Young of Sun Lakes, Ariz., and Ethel (Henry) Mount of Lincoln, Neb.; two grandchildren: Haddon and Hezekiah Averill and many nieces, nephews, and cousins, all of whom are noted in his extensive genealogical records that he was fond of referencing.
Cremation care has been provided by the Unger-Horner Funeral Home in Rochelle. Burial will be at Lindenwood Cemetery. Services will be deferred to a later date. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.