George Sullivan, Jr.
George Sullivan, Jr. 71, of Allen, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at a Sioux City, Iowa hospital.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday, Aug. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Dixon. Fathers David Liewer, Andy Sohm and James F. McCluskey officiated.
Burial was in South Creek Catholic Cemetery, rural Ponca.
Memorials may be directed to the Sullivan family for later designation.
Arrangements were with Hasemann Funeral Home of Wayne.
George Daniel Sullivan Jr. was born Aug. 15, 1945 in Ponca to George Sr. and Thelma (Harrison) Sullivan. He grew up in Martinsburg and lived in Allen the rest of his life. He attended Allen Public School and served in the Air National Guard. George married Diane Lux on Jan. 24, 1970 at Laurel. He was a cattle feeder at the Dixon Feed Lot for 46 years. George enjoyed time with his family, grandkids, and friends at their cabin near Newcastle. He never met a stranger, and smiles and joy followed him everywhere he went.
Survivors include his wife, Diane; children, Robb (Becky) Sullivan of Bronson, Iowa, Bill (Christy) Sullivan of South Sioux City, Lisa (Brad) Berner of Summerville, S.C., Michael (Kim) Sullivan of Bay City, Mich. and Daniel Sullivan of Allen; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Sandie Bennett (Duane Lutt), Connie (Brad) Dangberg and Patty (Larry) Grashorn all of Wayne, Nancy (Denny) Junck of Carroll, Gary (Sharon) Sullivan, Steve (Sandy) Sullivan, Bob (Julie) Sullivan, and Randy (Laura) Sullivan all of Martinsburg; and mother-in-law, Marjorie Lux of Laurel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, George Sr. and Thelma Sullivan; father-in-law, Lawrence Lux; sister-in-law, Susan Fendrich; and brother-in-law, Donnie Lux.
Honorary pallbearers were Don Anderson, Denny Stewart, Fred Washburn, Mike Elton, Larry Lindahl, Mark Coenen, Lin Smith, Dwight Gotch, Truman Fahrenholz, Mark Jorgensen, Rick Chace and Marlin Kraemer.
Active pallbearers were John Rebensdorf, Dr. Willis Wiseman, Duane Lutt, Steve Sullivan Jr., Todd Sullivan and Larry Malcom.