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John Edward McCullough
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John E. McCullough, age 92, went to be with the Lord October 31, 2017. He was born on December 3, 1924 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to the late Earl Randolph and Mary (Blum) McCullough.

John graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School with the Class of 1943. After high school, he worked for the Burlington Railroad as a fireman and eventually retired as an engineer, after 25 years of service due to a heart attack. He proudly served in the USAF until his honorable discharge.

John was a 50 year member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, he served as the Grand Musician of Iowa for 28 years and Sovereign Grand Musician of the World for 4 years. This allowed John and his wife, Kay, to travel around the US and Canada. He played piano at Broadway Christian Church and at numerous other facilities in the area. His love for music enriched his family over the years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by infant son, Earl Randolph McCullough II; sisters, Earlene Nelson and Caroline Franklin; and brothers, Harry, Elbridge, and Robert McCullough, and twin infant siblings, Barnard and Berniece.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Carole “Kay” McCullough; sons, Matthew (Davette Walling) Roundtree and Timothy Roundtree; grandson, Harrison Morgen Walling Roundtree; many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

Visitation Sunday, 2-4 pm, and funeral service, Monday, 1:30 pm, all at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. Burial in Cedar Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Broadway Christian Church or as directed by the family.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hoy | Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory

1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Funeral Service




1:30 PM
Hoy | Kilnoski Funeral Home & Crematory

1221 North 16th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Cemetery Details


Cedar Lawn Cemetery

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs, IA 51503


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