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Kenneth Cullen, 78, of Massena

Funeral Services: Will be held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena with burial in the Victoria Township Cemetery, Massena, Iowa. A luncheon will be held at the Massena Lions/Legion Hall following services at the cemetery. Pastor James Hansen will officiate the service.  

Open Visitation: Will be held on Monday, March 19th, at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Monday evening, March 19th at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the Kenneth Cullen memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date. 

Kenneth James Cullen was born on July 8, 1939, in Corning, Iowa, the son of Russell James and Evelyn (Miller) Cullen. He passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at The Village in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 78.

Kenneth grew up near Mt. Etna and attended Lincoln country school through the 8th grade. He attended high school in Massena and Corning,  graduating from Corning High School.  He lived most of his life in the Cumberland, Massena and Bridgewater area.  On September 2, 1967, he was united in marriage to Claudia Aldrich in Plattsmouth, Nebraska.  To this union two children were born: Jennifer and Gregory.

Kenneth was the superintendent of the Massena and Bridgewater water and waste water for many years. He had also worked for SWIA Egg and operated his own business, Kenny’s Technical Service. He was a member of the Massena Fire Department for 13 years, Bridgewater Fire Department for 4 years, Massena Historical Society and was very active in the Massena Chamber of Commerce. He enjoyed plumbing, the Massena Historical Society, and loved to attend auctions.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Edward Cullen and sister, Anita Johnson.

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Cullen of Massena; daughter, Jennifer Cullen (husband Russell Houghton) of Indianola; son, Gregory Cullen of Atlantic; three grandchildren, Tyler Ashenfelter, Kaitlin Ashenfelter and Brittany Ashenfelter; sister, Kathleen Nelson and husband Keith of Massena; other relatives and friends.




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