Robert (Bob) Bishop McCulloch


Robert (Bob) Bishop McCulloch, 81, of Bismarck, ND, passed away on November 11, 2020, after a short and brave battle with leukemia.


A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at Bismarck Funeral Home.  Burial will be held at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery. A Livestream of the Service will be available on the Bismarck Funeral Home Facebook page.


Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 PM at Bismarck Funeral Home, Bismarck.


Bob was born to Robert and Ruby (Bishop) McCulloch in Salem, Oregon on December 5, 1938.  He grew up in Center, ND on the farm.


He served four years of active duty in the Air Force as an aircraft engine mechanic.  He served an additional 18 years in the National Guard.


He married Thursa Nash and they had two daughters, Lynn of Portland, OR and Colleen of Vancouver, WA.   Bob lived in Oregon until 1979 when he returned to ND. He was employed for 27 years with the ND Army National Guard.


In July of 1994 Bob married Sharlene Schaffer.  He was proud to add four more daughters to his family.  Sherri of Bismarck, Susan of CA, Valerie and Elisabeth, both of NC.


Bob was an active member of the Bismarck Baptist Church, participating in the Men’s Group, Bible studies, AWANA, visitation, and served as a deacon. He also went on a mission trip to Brazil.


Bob had a kind and tender heart for all living creatures.  He appreciated the beauty of nature.  He always enjoyed camping and traveling to new places.  He was extremely proud of his entire family.


He is survived by his wife, daughters, 13 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.


Bob was preceded in death by his first wife; his mother and stepfather, Louie Mauer; and his biological father.


“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”  Psalm 116:15


The recording of the service will be posted here.







Bob was a dear friend who helped me serving in the Army Natl Guard. Our deployment together to Honduras was the highlight of my guard career.

Bob was a true Christian man and full of wisdom.. One drill weekend I joked to him that I was just passing through.  He said we are all just passing through.

I’ll never forget that .      ~Charlie Krug


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