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Joseph Patrick McDermott was born November 20, 1876, in New York, and died December 18, 1923, in Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM, at age 47. Buried in Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM. He is the son of Patrick McDermott of Ireland, and Alice Callahan of Ireland.

Jessie Munro Gilby was born September 22, 1888, in Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada, and died August 30, 1948, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, at age 59. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN. She is the daughter of George Gilby of St. John Parish, City of York, Micklegate, County Yorkshire, England, and Maria Jane Forster of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Joseph Patrick McDermott and Jessie Munro Gilby were married about 1919, possibly in Galveston Co., TX. They were both telegraph operators.

Joseph Patrick McDermott and Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott had two children:

  1. Joseph George McDermott: Born June 1, 1921, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX; Died May 14, 2004, in Mercer Island, King Co., WA (age 82). Buried in Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA. Married Unknown to Helen Dorothy Robertson: Born August 15, 1922, in St. Vital, Manitoba, Ontario, Canada. Divorced about January 19, 1962, in Seattle, King Co., WA. Married (2) October 6, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Seattle, King Co., WA, to Emogene M. Miller: Born February 28, 1932, in Los Angeles Co., CA; Died Unknown. Divorced about 1974 in Seattle, King Co., WA. Helen Dorothy (Robertson) Cullen then married (2) January 26, 1966, at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, King Co., WA, to Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes: Born May 11, 1907, in Holyoke, Phillips Co., CO; Died July 13, 2001, in Redmond, King Co., WA (age 94). This wedding performed by her son, Jack Cullen. Ray was first married in July 11, 1946, in Tacoma, WA, to Wilhelmine "Mimi" Petsching (also known as Wilhelmine Pecnik): Born September 7, 1906, in Amstetten, Austria; Died 1964, in Washington (about age 59). Buried in Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue, King Co., WA.
  2. Ralph Munro McDermott: Born October 21, 1922, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX; Died February 1, 1995, in Torrance, Los Angeles Co., CA (age 72).

After Joseph Patrick McDermott died, Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott married  a divorcee, William Fergus "Will" Cullen.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen was born November 8, 1883, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI, and died January 16, 1942, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, at age 58. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN. He is the son of William Matthias Cullen of Ontario, Canada, and Mildred Virginia Butler of Ontario, Canada.

Ellen Ester Johnson was born February 24, 1887, in Finland, and died November 28, 1969, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at age 82. Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. She is the daughter of John Johnson of Finland, and Mary Anderson of Finland.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester Johnson were married July 1, 1904, in Kashabowic, Thunder Bay Co., Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester (Johnson) Cullen had four children:

  1. Elvyn Mildred "Elvie" Cullen: Born April 2, 1906, in Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada; Died after 1969 in Canada. Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Married (1) Unknown to David Donaldson: Born September 14, 1884, in Glasgow, Scotland; Died June 10, 1966, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Married (2) after 1966 in BC, Canada, to Thomas Hourston Stout: Born March 16, 1893, in Storehouse of Cleat, Westray, Orkney Island, Scotland; Died August 2, 1980, in Saanichton, BC, Canada (age 87). Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
  2. Viola/Violet Beatrice Cullen: Born March 1, 1908 in Fort William, Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada; Died August 2, 1987, in Unknown (age 79). Married December 22, 1920, in the Village of Atikokan, Rainy River Dist., Ontario, Canada, to George Cardiff Code: Born April 25, 1901, in H. W. H., Moore Lake, Rolph Twp., Renfrew Co. Ontario, Canada; Died October 6, 1947, in Atikokan, Ontario, Canada (age 46).
  3. Gladys Hazel Ellen "Gladie" Cullen: Born August 26, 1909, in Fort William, Mattawin C. N. R., Thunder Bay Dist., Division of Fort William, Ontario, Canada; Died Unknown. Possibly married to John Coates: Born 1901 in Unknown; Died 1965.
  4. Verda May Cullen: Born October 6, 1911, in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada; Died after 1972 in Unknown. Never married.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester (Johnson) Cullen were divorced before 1926.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen then married a widow, Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott, and adopted her two children.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott were married August 25, 1926, in Bell Co., TX. William then adopted the two children from Jessie's first marriage.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Jessie Munro (Gilby) (McDermott) Cullen had two children:

  1. Jean Carolyn Cullen: Born October 26, 1927, in Temple, Bell Co., TX; Died July 22, 1997, in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ (age 69). Married May 21, 1947, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, to Clayton Spath: Born November 15, 1925, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN; Died January 27, 2001, in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ (age 75).
  2. John Edward Cullen: Born January 29, 1930, in Temple, Bell Co., TX; Died December 19, 2014, in Spooner, Washburn Co., WI (age 84). Buried in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI.



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Joseph Patrick McDermott was born November 20, 1876, in New York.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen was born November 8, 1883, in Flint, Genesee Co., MI

George Gilby and Maria Jane Forster were married January 1, 1884, in Glen Williams, Halton Co., Ontario, Canada.


George Gilby and Maria Jane Forster Marriage Record.


Ellen Ester Johnson was born February 24, 1887, in Finland.

Jessie Munro Gilby was born September 22, 1888. in Trafalgar, Ontario, Canada.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 15, 1900 shows George Gilby (age 47) born September 1852 in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1853 and a Naturalized Citizen is a Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife of 16 years, Maria Gilby (age 34) born July 1865 in Canada to Canadian-born parents and having emigrated in 1889, with all three of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three sons, all born to England and Canadian-born parents: Ralph F. Gilby (age 15) born April 1885 in North Dakota; Jesse M. Gilby (age 11) born September 1888 in Canada; and George E. Gilby (age 7) born December 1892 in Canada.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 11, 1900 shows Joseph McDermott (age 24) born November, 1875, in New York to Irish-born parents is an unmarried Telegraph Operator, and is Boarding at a hotel in the 1st Ward, Gilman City, Douglas Twp., Iroquois Co., IL.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester Johnson were married July 1, 1904, in Kashabowic, Thunder Bay Co., Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada.


   

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester Johnson Marriage Records.


#017951-04 - William Fergus CULLEN, 21, telegrapher, Detroit, Kashabowic, s/o William M. CULLEN & Mildred BUTLER, married Ellen Ester JOHNSON, 17, Finland, Kashabowic, d/o John JOHNSON & Mary ANDERSON, witn: Andrew & Annie ROOSE of Kashabowic, 4 July 1904 at Kashabowic


William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Ellen Ester Johnson were married June 30, 1904, in Kashabowic, Thunder Bay Co., Thunder Bay Dist., Ontario, Canada.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910 shows George Gilby (age 56) born in England to English-born parents is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Alta Loma Twp., Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife of 26 years, Maria Jane Gilby (age 44) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents, with all three of the children born to her still alive. Also living there are his three unmarried children, all born to England and Canadian-born parents: son, Ralph Forster Gilby (age 24) born in Dacotah, who is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator; daughter, Jessie Monroe Gilby (age 21) born in Canada, who is a Rail Road Telegraph Operator; and George Earle Gilby (age 16) born in Canada.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 23, 1910, shows M. A. Gleason (age 27) born in New York to Irish-born parents, and in his first marriage, is a married Traveling Accountant, and who rents his home, and is living at 214 N. Wilhite Street, 2nd Ward, City of Cleburne, Johnson Co., TX. Living with him are: his wife of 6 years, Mary A. Gleason (age 26) born in New York to Irish-born parents, and in her first marriage, and with both of the children born to her still alive; his daughter, Sarah  M. Gleason (age 4) born in New York to Irish-born parents; and his daughter, Gertrude A. Gleason (age 2) born in New York to Irish-born parents. Sarah Mary Gleason: Born October 28, 1902, in Bronx. Gertrude A. Gleason born June 25, 1907, in Bronx.

The 1910 U. S. Census taken in April 1910 shows Jessie Gilby (age 22) born in Canada to Canadian-born parents is an unmarried Railroad Service Telegraph Operator boarding in the City of Alvin, Brazoria Co., TX.

The 1911 Canadian Census taken on June 7, 1911, shows William F. Cullen (age 27) born November 1883 in Ontario, Canada, to Scotch and Canadian-born parents is a Telegraph Operator in a Railroad Depot and is living in Port Arthur, Stanley to Windigo on CN Railway Sub Dist., Thunder Bay and Rainy River Dist., Ontario, Canada. Living with him is his wife, Ellen Cullen (age 24) born February 1887 in Ontario, Canada, to Scotch and Canadian-born parents. Also living there are his three daughters, all born in Ontario, Canada, to Scotch and Canadian-born parents: Elvy Cullen (age 5) born April 1906; Viola Cullen (age 3) born March 1908; and Gladie Cullen (age 2) born March 1909. A Lodger also lives in the household.

The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Joseph Patrick McDermott (age 42) born November 20, 1876, is a Railroad Telegrapher for the Santa Fe Railroad and is living at 1009 Avenue F, Galveston, TX. His nearest relative is Mrs. M. A. Gleason of Springfield, MO. Martin Alphonsus Gleason was born July 31, 1882, in New York City, NY, and died November 2, 1949, in Unknown, at age 67. Mary Agnes (McDermott) Gleason: Born June, 1880, in New York City, NY, and Died Unknown. In January, 1947, her name was Mary Agnes Noonan. Alice Callaghan and Patrick McDermott were married November 29, 1875, in Manhattan, NYC, NY.


   

Joseph Patrick McDermott's WWI Draft Registration Report.


The WWI Draft Registration Report dated September 12, 1918, shows Martin Alphonsus Gleason (age 36) born July 31, 1882, is a Chief Motor Power Clerk for Frisco R. R. Co., and is living at 1028 N. Main Street, Springfield, Green Co., MO. His nearest relative is Mary Agnes Gleason of Springfield, MO.


   

Martin Alphonsus Gleason WWI Draft Registration Report.


Joseph Patrick McDermott and Jessie Munro Gilby were married about 1919, possibly in Galveston Co., TX. They were both telegraph operators.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 19, 1920 shows George Gilby (age 66) born in England to English-born parents is a Poultry Farmer owning his own farm free of a mortgage and living in Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Maria Gilby (age 54) born in Canada to Canadian and Scottish-born parents, who is Employed.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 18, 1920 shows Joseph P. Mc Dermott (age 42) born in New York to United States-born parents, is a Telegrapher for the Telephone Company, and who rents his home, and is living at 614 1st, 1st Ward, City of Galveston, Galveston Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Jessie M. Mc Dermott (age 31) born in English Canada to English Canadian-born parents, and is a Naturalized citizen. The Harry Forester family lives next door.

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 14, 1920 shows Martin A. Gleason (age 37) born in New York to Irish-born parents, is a married Chief Clerk in a Railroad Office, and who is renting his home, and is living at 1028 North Main Street, 6th Ward, City of Springfield, Campbell Twp., Greene Co., MO. Living with him are: his wife, Mary A. Gleason (age 38) born in New York to Irish-born parents; his unmarried brother, Joseph W. Gleason (age 20) born in New York to Irish-born parents, who works for the Rail Road; his daughter, Sarah Gleason (age 14) born in New York to Irish-born parents; and his daughter, Gertrude Gleason (age 12) born in New York to Irish-born parents. Martin Alphonsus Gleason: Born July 31, 1882, in New York City, NY; Died about November 2, 1949 in Unknown:  Spouse: Mary Agnas Unknown.

The 1921 Canadian Census taken on June 2, 1921, shows Ellen Cullen (age 34) born in Finland to Finland-born parents, is a married Head of Household. and is renting her home for $20/month, and is living at 347 Wiley Street, 2nd Ward, City of Port Arthur, Port Arthur and Kenora Dist., Ontario, Canada. Living with her are: her daughter, Elvyn Cullen (age 13) born in Ontario to Finland-born parents; her daughter, Gladys Cullen (age 11) born in Ontario to Finland-born parents; her daughter, Verra Cullen (age 9) born in Ontario to Finland-born parents; and her widowed mother, Mary Johnson (age 74) born in Finland to Finland-born parents, and having immigrated in 1907.

Joseph Patrick McDermott died December 18, 1923, in Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM, at age 47. Buried in Carlsbad, Eddy Co., NM. He was a resident of Alta Loma, Galveston Co., TX, at the time of his death.

After Joseph Patrick McDermott died, Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott married a divorcee, William Frederick Cullen.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott were married August 25, 1926, in Bell Co., TX. William adopted the two children from Jessie's first marriage.


William Fergus "Will" Cullen and Jessie Munro (Gilby) McDermott Marriage Record.


Jean Carolyn Cullen was born October 26, 1927, in Temple, Bell Co., TX.


Jean Carolyn Cullen Birth Record.


John Edward Cullen was born January 29, 1930, in Temple, Bell Co., TX


John Edward Cullen Birth Record.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 8, 1930 shows Wm. F. Cullen (age 46) born in Michigan to Canadian-born parents and first married at age 42 is a Railroad Train Dispatcher owning his own home worth $4,500 and is living at 1502 North Seventh Street, 1st Ward, City of Temple, Bell Co., TX. Living with him is his wife, Jesse Cullen (age 41) born in Canada to England and Canadian-born parents, and having emigrated in 1889 and a Naturalized citizen and first married at age 29. Also living there are four unmarried children, all born in Texas: stepson, George Cullen (age 8-6/12) born to New York and Canadian-born parents; stepson, Ralph Cullen (age 7-7/12) born to New York and Canadian-born parents; daughter, Jean Cullen (age 2-7/12) born to Michigan and Canadian-born parents; and son, John Edward Cullen (age 2/12) born to Michigan and Canadian-born parents. Also living there: Wm.'s father-in-law, George Gilby (age 76) born in England to English-born parents and first married at age 31 and having emigrated in 1879 and a Naturalized citizen; and Wm.'s mother-law, Maria Gilby (age 64) born in Canada to Canadian and Scottish-born parents and first married at age 18 and having emigrated in 1883 and a Naturalized citizen.

George Gilby died June 4, 1936, in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX, at age 83.


The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, Friday, June 5, 1936

GEORGE GILBY, 83, TAKEN BY DEATH

George Gilby, 83, who had been a resident of Galveston for two years, died at 10:15 o'clock last night at the home of a son, G. E. Gilby, 1801 18th. He was born in England on Sept. 22, 1852. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Cullen of Jarrell, Tex., another son, Ralph Gilby of Dallas; eight grandchildren; one brother, James Gilby of Canada, and other relatives. Funeral arrangements will be announced by J. Levy & Bro. after the arrival of relatives.

Leigh Larson note: Jarrell, Williamson Co., TX, is just south of the Bell Co., TX, line.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 4, 1940 shows William F. Cullen (age 56) born in Michigan, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 0 years of School, is a married Forester in a Paper Mill, and who rents his home for $25/month and is living at 708 Seventh Street, 2nd Ward, City of International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN. Living with him are: his wife, Jessie G. Cullen (age 51) born in English Canada, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 8 years of School, and a Naturalized Citizen; his absent and unmarried son, Joseph G. Cullen (age 18) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 1 year of High School, a Baker for a C. C. C. Mess Hall; his unmarried son, Ralph M. Cullen (age 17) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 1 year of High School; his daughter, Jean C. Cullen (age 12) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 5 years of School; and his son, John E. Cullen (age 10) born in Texas, and 5 years ago was living in Williamson Co., TX, and with 2 years of School.

William Fergus "Will" Cullen died January 16, 1942, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, at age 58. Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN.

Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes and Wilhelmine "Mimi" Petsching were married July 11, 1946, in Tacoma, WA.


Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes and Wilhelmine "Mimi" Petsching Marriage Record.


Jessie Monroe Gilby died August 30, 1948, in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, at age 59. Buried in International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN.

Joseph George McDermott/Cullen and Emogene M. Miller were married October 6, 1962, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Seattle, King Co., WA.


Joseph George McDermott/Cullen and Emogene M. Miller Marriage Record.


Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes and Helen Dolac (Robertson) Cullen were married January 26, 1966, at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, King Co., WA.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Wednesday, February 23, 1966

Helen Cullen, Ray Brandes Are Wed

Mrs. Helen Robertson Cullen and Mr. Ray Brandes exchanged wedding vows January 26 in the Overlake Park Presbyterian Church. The bride was given in marriage by her son, Mr. Jack Cullen. Attending the couple were Mrs. Paul Sanders and Mr. Helmuth Albrecht. Ushers were the Messrs. Robert and Ralph Sanders.


Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes and Helen Dolac (Robertson) Cullen Marriage Record.


David Donaldson died June 10, 1966, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


David Donaldson Death Record.


Ellen Ester (Johnson) Cullen died November 28, 1969, at Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, at age 82. Buried in Royal Oak Burial Park Cemetery, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.


Ellen Ester (Johnson) Cullen Death Record.


Jack Joseph Cullen and Deborah Lee Vick were married October 28, 1978, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM. Jack was born September 20, 1951, in Solano Co., CA. Mother's maiden name is Robertson.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Thursday, November 9, 1978

Cullen - Vick

Deborah Lee Vick of Albuquerque and Jack Joseph Cullen of Issaquah were married October 28 in Albuquerque. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Melvin Vick of Albuquerque, attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, graduated from the University of New Mexico and received her law degree from the University of Puget Sound. Cullen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Brandes of Issaquah, graduated from Western Washington University and received his law degree from the University of Puget Sound.


Ronald Frederick Kolman and Rita Ann Cullen were married May 24, 1980, at Olympic View Church, Seattle, King Co., WA.


The Seattle Daily Times, Seattle, King Co., WA, Sunday, May 25, 1980

Kolman - Cullen

Rita Ann Cullen and Ronald Frederick Kolman exchanged wedding vows May 24 at the Olympic View Church. The bride is the daughter of Joseph G. Cullen and Emogene Dolac Cullen. Kolman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Kolman of Prince George, B.C.


Ellen Ester Johnson/Rohkonen

Seattle Post-Intelligencer (WA) - May 29, 2004

Deceased Name: CULLEN, Joseph G.

82, of Mercer Island, May 14.

Clayton Spath died January 27, 2001, in Green Valley, Pima Co., AZ, at age 75.


The Daily Journal, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, Monday, February 5, 2001

Clayton Spath 02/05/2001

Clayton Spath, of Green Valley, Ariz., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2001, at Green Valley. Born Nov. 15, 1925, at International Falls, he was a 1943 graduate of Falls High School. He had resided in the Falls, Twin Cities, Palm Springs, Calif., and Green Valley. He had served in the United States Army Air Corps. In 1947, he married the former Jean Cullen. Vice president and sales manager of Groves-Kelco for 30 years in the Twin Cities, he was a member of the American Legion and Elks Club. His wife, Jean, preceded him in death in 1997. Survivors include a son, William G. Spath of Rhode Island; a daughter, Janet Johnson of Arizona; a brother, LeRoy Spath; and two grandchildren. No services are scheduled. Cremation took place at Desert Rose, Tucson, Ariz.


Raymond Zoll "Ray" Brandes died July 13, 2001, in Redmond, King Co., WA, at age 94.


The Eastside Journal, Bellevue, WA, Wednesday, July 18, 2001

Ray Brandes of Redmond died July 13, 2001, in Redmond. He was 94. Mr. Brandes was born May 11, 1907, in Holyoke, Colo. He attended the University of Nebraska for two years. He moved to Seattle after being hired to help a family move there from Nebraska. He worked as a manager at Piggly Wiggly and Safeway before opening a camera shop in Tacoma. He was part of a team that filmed a travelogue in Olympic National Park and a film on the construction and collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The Tacoma Narrows footage is still used in math and physics classes. At the camera shop he met his first wife, Mimi Petching, a photography student. She died in 1963. After taking woodworking classes during the late 1940s, Mr. Brandes became a building contractor. He admired the architect Frank Lloyd Wright and convinced him to design the ''Brandes House,'' now listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, in 1952. The building, located on the Sammamish Plateau, is now the home of Mr. Brandes' stepson. He later built another Wright design in Normandy Park. In 1966 he married Helen Cullen, whom he met on a blind date. He was a member of the Mountaineers' Club and REI. He enjoyed photography, mountain climbing, skiing, traveling and gardening. He loved playing with his grandchildren, building toys for them and teaching them to play golf before they were old enough to go to school. He was known for his inquisitive intelligence and his love of work. In addition to his wife of 35 years, survivors include his stepson, Jack Cullen, and two grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Heights in Redmond. Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice. Bleitz of Bellevue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


John Edward Cullen died December 19, 2014, in Spooner, Washburn Co., WI, at age 84. Buried in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Washburn Co., WI.


John Edward Cullen

January 29, 1930 - December 19, 2014

John Edward Cullen, age 84, of Union Twp, Burnett County, WI, passed away Friday, December 19, 2014. He was born in Temple, Texas on January 29, 1930, a son of the late William and Jessie (Gilby) Cullen. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith, and was proud of his Irish heritage. John served in the U.S. Army from February 28, 1950 and was honorably discharged on March 21, 1953. He was primarily assigned to the 881st Ordnance, HAM (Heavy Automotive Maintenance) Company. Prior to his retirement, John had been employed over 30 years with Honeywell Corp. John was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Joseph and Ralph; and a sister, Jean. He is survived by his best friend, Janice League-Cooper. Committal with full military honors of Johnís cremated remains will be held Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:30PM at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wisconsin. Arrangements entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Webster, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at www. swedberg-taylor. com.