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Eugene Erwin Cullen

May 30, 1937 - November 30, 2018
From: Primghar, IA
Eugene Erwin Cullen

Eugene Erwin Cullen

Born: May 30, 1937
Died: November 30, 2018
Age: 81

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     Eugene “Gene” Erwin Cullen was born in Rockwell City, Iowa to James W. and Agnus (Schossow) Cullen on May 30, 1937.  He often joked that his birthday was a national holiday because it fell on the traditional Memorial Day.  His early education was in rural schools until he and his family moved to Spencer in 1950. After graduating from Spencer High School in 1955, he served in the Air Force. 

     On September 15, 1957, he married Mary Milton, and they spent nine years in different locations with the military before moving back to the Spencer area. “Gene” loved life, family, people, building things, and selling automobiles.  He leaves behind his wife of 61 years, Mary of Primghar, IA., daughter Shawneen (Hamish) Mitchell, of Azusa, CA., son Neil Cullen of Sioux City, IA.,  brother James L. (Mike) Cullen of Spencer, IA, sister Ardella (Russ) Hein of Fort Dodge, IA., sister-in-laws Janet Milton of Glendale Hts. IL., and Jody Milton of Bloomington, MN.  James W. and Agnes Cullen preceded him into Eternity.

Private family services will be held at a later date


Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:44 PM
“Dear Ardella-I was reading through the Spencer obituaries and saw that your brother passed away. I remember you from our Karl L. King band days with Reg at the helm. You have my sympathies.”
- Laura (Hahn) Hanna
Monday, December 24, 2018 at 8:05 AM
“Eugene was a very sincere and jolly person. We enjoyed seeing him every time we went to look for a car. He will be greatly missed.”
- Glenn &Marilyn Biggar
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:29 AM
“Mary and family ------my sympathy to you all------We graduated same year He was a good friend---God Bless you all---------”
- Jeanie( Lorenz) Berends
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 2:17 PM
“Mary, I am so sorry for your loss. Gene was a great guy. I enjoyed our visits at the dealership.”
- Tom Morse
Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:19 AM
“Mary and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all. Much love and prayers to you. Now he at peace. Sincerely, Rhonda Westphal”
- Rhonda Westphal
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 1:15 PM
“You are all in my thoughts and prayers ! I’m so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing ”
- Sandra Mcclurg
Monday, December 3, 2018 at 2:45 PM
“So sorry Mike. Can’t imagine your loss.”
- Jan Pithan
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4:24 PM
“so sorry to hear about Gene our thoughts and prayers go out to you...”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 4:23 PM
“Sending prayers to Mary and family. I always enjoyed my conversations with Gene, he will be missed.

he will be missed.”
- Bob Schall
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:38 AM
“So very sorry to hear about Eugene,we are sharing in your sorrow with love & friendship.”
- Gerrit & sally
Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 8:01 AM
“My deepest sympathy Mary and family. You are in my prayers.”
- Harriet Tewesm
Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10:04 PM
“So very sorry, Mary and Family. ”
- Sue Eilers
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