John J. Ullmer, 71, Pulaski, passed away surrounded by the love of his children on Thursday, May 6th 2021. A loving husband to wife Mary, together they raised three beautiful children: Sara, Bryan, and Melanie.
Ever the family man, John adored and loved doting over his family. A master chef, we were constantly spoiled with his cooking and baking. From the simplest of recipes, to the gourmet, John was always in the kitchen. He was also an avid reader and loved to garden; he always looked forward to his spring blooms to brighten the yard.
John proudly served multiple communities over 58 years in the family grocery business, Super Ron’s. He worked tirelessly to develop it into the family business it is today. A second-generation owner, he served the Pulaski community since 1968. After retiring, he passed the reins to the next generation. He stood proudly from afar with a loving smile as he watched his grandchildren spend time helping at the store, much as he did in his childhood.
John is a 1967 graduate of Pulaski High School. Shortly after graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, as a medic and served in Vietnam. He was proud of his service and continued to support the veterans in any way he could.
John met Mary Patton in none other than his father’s grocery store. His heart knew early on she was the one. After three short months, they were engaged and married on Oct 17, 1973. While Mary preceded him in death in 2000, their eternal love kept him strong as he navigated a faith filled life.
In retirement John enjoyed traveling to Florida for the winter with many close friends. He loved the company of his grandchildren. He could sit for hours rocking them and reading to them as little ones.
With 58 years in business there are so many people who were instrumental to John, Mary and Super Ron’s. His store family, too many to mention all, were beyond measure some of the closest friends to John. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share what his friendship has meant. John truly spoke of each and every one as his Super Ron’s family.
John will be greatly missed by his three children: Sara (Jay) Neuenschwander, Bryan (Stephanie) Ullmer, and Melanie Ullmer; grandchildren: Mason 16, Taylor 13, Cole 9, and Olivia 6; siblings: Kristine (Francis) Ullmer, Charles Ullmer, and Virginia (Lawrence) Westenberg. He has so many wonderful nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who he cherished. He was preceded in death by his parents: Ronald and Elizabeth Ullmer: and his brothers; Michael and David Ullmer.
Guests will be required to properly wear a mask and respect social distancing guidelines. Masks will be available for anyone who does not have one.
Friends are invited to gather with the family from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Assumption B.V.M. Church, 119 E. Pulaski, St., Pulaski, with a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue after 10 a.m. Thursday at the church . The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. with Fr. James Gannon, O.F.M. presiding. Burial with military honors provided by the Pulaski Area Veterans will follow in the parish cemetery.
The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the parish Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Assumption-BVM-St-Stanislaus-St-Casimir-Parish-Family-89119956934
Since it might not be possible to be with the family in person, you are welcome to send any cards of condolence to the funeral home (make sure you put the family’s name on the outside envelope and your return address) and we will forward your cards and messages to the Ullmer family.
Marnocha Funeral Home P.O. Box 356 Pulaski, WI 54162