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John Cullen

John Anthony Cullen, age 68, of Lyndon Twp., MI, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor. John proudly served in the United States Air Force during Vietnam, from 1969- 1972, attaining the rank of Sgt. He was born the son of Donald and Kathleen (Stack) Cullen on February 1, 1951 in Detroit, MI. John is survived by his wife, Karen Ann Heiman, children,  Melanie Heiman (Jon Houghton), Hans Heiman (Krystin), his grandchildren Jackson, Kelsey, and Logan; he is the dear brother of Anna (Kirk) Rado, Peggy (Michael) Lafferty, Sheila Cullen, Linda Fetty, Anthony (Melanie) Cullen and will be missed by many dear friends and family.

John enjoyed traveling, camping, baseball, good food, and dancing. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his kids and grandkids. John was good at and passionate about delegating. He was a list maker and was known to write in all caps with a sharpie. John was a proud, compassionate person, yet he could be headstrong and stubborn at times. He was very proud of being a redhead and the reputation it entailed. He was also very proud of keeping his driver's license despite his vision problems.

John organized eight fundraising events to collect toys and money which were used to purchase toys for children at Christmas time. These were distributed to Community Outreach in Stockbridge and Faith & Action in Chelsea. He participated in many cancer fundraisers and walked one of the first Avon 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk with his cousin, David.

Burial will be held on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, MI. Arrangements by Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home, Chelsea, MI.


0 #3 Patricia IEslleu 2019-04-29 13:27
We will always remember the good times we had, when Karen and you came to Vancouver. I will always think of John when I see the American flag. John instructed us how to properly hang in on the beach,
The love of John’s family and friends is a strong reflection of the loving person that he was.
0 #2 Melanie 2019-04-21 06:05
Dad, you will forever be missed. Your guiidance and love will be held close to my heart forever. I will never stop missing you. I love you always and forever. Thank you always loving me even on the hard days.
0 #1 Karen and Barry Timm 2019-04-15 20:56
John was a kind and generous friend and will be missed! Love to the whole family from
Barry, Karen, Jaryd and Lauren Timm and Theresa Flintham

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