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Don Sullivan Aug. 3, 1925 - Apr. 14, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Don Sullivan, 84, of Charles City, died Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at his home.

A funeral Mass for Don Sullivan will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Monsignor Stanley Hayek will celebrate the Mass. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Calvary Cemetery at Cresco. There will be a flag presentation by the Charles City Ceremonial Unit.

Friends may call at the Hauser Funeral Home in Charles City from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday where the Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. and the Scripture Service will be held at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday at the church an hour prior to the Mass.

Donald Jerome Sullivan was born Aug. 3, 1925, at Elma, the son of Peter and Gertrude (Hoppe) Sullivan. He graduated from the Cresco High School. Don proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. On Oct. 24, 1955 he was united in marriage to Gladys Bakken. Gladys died on Jan. 31, 1965. Don then married Kathleen Schwickerath on April 1, 1967. Over the years Don was self-employed for a time and also worked at Ladish Drop Forage in Cudahy, Wis., International Harvester, White Farm Equipment Company, Boone Quinn Foundry and Charles City Parks and Recreation. He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus.

Living family members include his wife, Kathleen Sullivan of Charles City; four children, Carolyn (Jeff) Henry of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Jerry) Meyer of Lincoln, Neb., David Sullivan of Cedar Rapids and Kathy (Tim) Peterson of Aurelia; nine grandchildren, Kalese and Kestrel Henry, Jacob, Joshua and Meghan Meyer, Henry, Oliver, Nora and Elsie Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Gladys; three sisters, Margaret Nowicki, Lorraine Potter and Pauline Guzick; and two brothers, Lee Sullivan and Joe Weiland.

Memorials may be directed to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 106 Chapel Lane, Charles City, IA 50616 or Hospice of North Iowa, 232 2nd Street SE, Mason City, IA 50616.

The Hauser Funeral Home, in Charles City, is in charge of arrangements.