KULOW, David Stanley redeemed child of God. He proclaimed Jesus as his Savior his entire life. He was not ashamed of the Gospel and lived out his faith wherever God lead him. Born April 25, 1936 and went home to be with the Lord on June 10, 2014. Son of Raymond Kulow and Nelle (Wahler) Kulow of Hubbard, OH, he was born in Youngstown, OH. Husband to Laura (Wyand) Kulow. Father to John Kulow and Terry Kulow. Brother to Paul Kulow, Youngstown, OH, Keith Kulow, Shalimar, FL, Kendra Morse, Tulsa, OK, Faith Laughlin, Mansfield, OH and Bethel Bateson, Glenford, OH. In 1954 Dave traveled to the highlands of New Guinea as a parish mission builder. He helped to build roads and hospitals for the American Lutheran Church. He returned to the United States to continue his studies at Youngstown Hospital School of Nursing where he graduated with honors and had a very high score on the state boards. He married Laura in January 1961 and traveled back to New Guinea as a medical missionary from 1961 to 1966. Both of his sons were born in the mission fields during this time. He returned to Ohio State University where he obtained his Master's degree before joining the Air Force in 1970. He served in the Air Force for 27 years where he retired as a Lt. Colonel and OIC Officer in charge of his duty section. He received numerous citations during his military career including a meritorious service medal for his outstanding work. He retired in 1997. He served his community from 19922013 in several capacities including the HOA, and as Tax Board President. He was instrumental in initiating the CERT program in the community. He was a community advocate from 2013 to 2014 and was recognized for his hard work and dedication by having a street named after him because of all the work he performed in the road widening project. Dave served on the council at Apostles Lutheran Church and even helped to rebuild it after a fire in the annex. He was a member of the choir and an active volunteer at the church. A Celebration of Life service will be held 1 pm Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Apostles Lutheran Church, 200 Kingsway Road, Brandon. In lieu of flowers, it is Dave's wish that any contributions be made to a charity that he felt very strongly about and supported. This charity was founded by Dr. Kitty Bickford, who in dedicating her first book to him, attributed her success to his intervention. Pasture Valley Children Missions, P.O. Box 1665, Rolla, MO 65402, pasturevalleychildren.com.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on June 13, 2014