Mount Vernon - Joseph Cullen, 91, of Mount Vernon, died February 13, 2021, at Bickford Senior Living in Iowa City. Private Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 20, 2021, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Mount Vernon. Burial: Mount Vernon Cemetery. Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon, is caring for Joe and his family.
Friends and extended family are invited to watch the Mass via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Joe's tribute wall and share your support and memories with his family at www.stewartbaxter.com
Joseph E. Cullen was born March 10, 1929, the son of Joseph and Helen (Brennan) Cullen in Des Moines. He graduated in 1947 from Dowling High School, in Des Moines. Joe joined the Army in 1952, serving for two years. After leaving the military, he earned his undergraduate degree from Drake, his Master's from the University of Iowa, and other certifications from Iowa State as well as the University of Northern Iowa. Joe met Ann Galloway through friends, and they were married in a quiet ceremony in Des Moines on July 1, 1960. Joe was the Mount Vernon Elementary School Principal for 23 years, retiring in 1992.