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   Ralph Orville Cullers of Gaston, a retired steamfitter, died of cancer Thursday in his home at the age of 80. A private memorial service will be held.
   He was born Sept. 3, 1913, in Crawford, Neb. Mr. Cullers served in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division during World War II and was the recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He moved to the Portland area 53 years ago and had been a resident of Gaston since 1969.
   Mr. Cullers had worked through Steamfitters Local 290 for many years until his retirement in 1988. He was a skilled leather artisan and saddle maker.
   Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Eva; daughters, Laura Bailey of Gaston, Connie Lester of Cherry Grove, Darlene Mumm of Santa Monica, Calif., and Dianne Schuler and Geri Horenblas, both of Portland; son, Ralph E. of Hillsboro; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Disposition was by cremation. The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society or to Washington County Hospice.
Ralph enlisted in the Army  at Portland, OR on 21 August 1943.

Pvt Cullers was wounded in action in Belgium, Belgium, 26 January 1945.

On 3 February, Pvt Cullers was transferred from the 509th PIR to Hq 3rd, 508th PIR.

Pvt Cullers was promoted to Pfc on 27 June 1945.

He was transferred to the 19th Reinforcement Depot on 12 October 1945.

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