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Ronald "Ron" S. Kukulka

May 26, 1953 ~ March 19, 2020 (age 66)

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Ronald "Ron" "Mr. K" S. Kukulka, age 66, of Vandalia, MO passed away at 9:00 pm Thursday, March 19, 2020, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.  

Due to the public gathering restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the funeral services for Ronald are private.We, the family, understand that you may want to be with us during our time of loss, but for safety reasons, we understand your absence. Waters Funeral Home offers other options on their website through condolences, sympathies, memorial donations and flowers as an expression of your sympathy. Thank you for your concern and consideration.

Ronald was born on May 26, 1953, in Marysville, Michigan.

He was united in marriage to Kaylynn Record in September of 1992 in South Carolina, she survives.

Survivors included wife, Kaylynn Kukulka of Vandalia; daughters, Alyssa (Randy) Ehler of Vandalia and Heather (Stephen) Lamberson of Troy; sons, Craig (Dawn) Berghager of Lathrop, Kyle (Dawn) Lamberson of Vandalia, and Kalon Smith of Vandalia; sister, Pat (Jeff) Smith of Michigan; numerous loved grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Ron graduated from high school in Marysville, Michigan and furthered his education graduating with a masters degree from Graceland University.

Ron worked as a caseworker for the Missouri Department of Corrections - Women's Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia retiring in 2018. During this time he also worked for Moberly Area Community College as a teacher for adult education, he continued to this after his retirement as it was a huge passion of his. Ron could also be found volunteering his time as a Chaplin at WERDCC in Vandalia along with working at the YMCA.

When Ron wasn't helping people he could be found enjoying his favorite game of golf, working on bible studies and writing sermons. He loved spending time helping his students and spending time with his grandchildren and family.

Ron was a christian by faith.

The family would like to ask in place of flowers being sent to please make memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105, in care of Waters Funeral Home.

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