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Gary Ray Cullen

July 5, 1956 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 65)

Obituary

Gary Ray Cullen, 65, of Augusta, KS passed away on March 4, 2022 at home. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Word of Life Church in O'Neill, NE.
Gary was born to the late Neva (Walton) and Dale Cullen on July 5, 1956 in O'Neill, NE. After school Gary spent many years working on the family ranch before moving to Madrid, NE in 2000 to operate a hog confinement. His last and personal favorite job was working as a custodian at Lincoln Elementary School in Augusta, KS. Gary enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children, grandchildren and family, as well as sneaking away for a good game of golf. Gary was a devoted Nebraska Cornhusker fan but enjoyed watching his grandchildren's activities even more.
Gary is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Joyce (Rzeszotarski) Cullen. They married on September 3, 1982  in Lake Andes, SD. Gary is also survived by his first wife Sandy Allen and their son: Craig (Janet) Cullen of Plattsmouth, NE; and his 5 children with Joyce: Nicole (Allen) Cooper of Augusta, KS; Tonya (Nick) Brown of Ogallala, NE; Amber (Spencer) Farha of Concordia, KS; Brent (Cheyenne) Cullen of Emmet, NE; and Matthew (Paulina) Cullen of Emmet, NE; and Jessica Kerr; brothers, Harvey Cullen, of Emmet, NE; and Dennis Cullen, of O'Neill, NE; sister, Mary (Mike) Kavan of Valpariso, NE; and 27 grandchildren, Trevor Cullen, Karen Goeschel, Blake Plugge, Ajay Cullen, Johnny Goechel, Morgan Cullen, Lexi Weems, Annabel Owens, Gary Cullen, Payton Cooper, Sophia Plugge, Chloe Weems, Macon Farha, Sophie Cooper, Stella Weems, Ian Cullen, Jaden Farha, Anabella Brown, Carson Farha, Louden Brown, Olivia Weems, Brevin Farha, Chaynee Cullen, Taylee Cullen, Banks Farha, Gaines Cullen and Asher Cullen. He was preceded in death by his sister, Peggy Taylor; a grandson, Logan Plugge; and father-in-law, Donald Rzeszotarski. The family asks that any donations for the Gary Cullen Memorial fund be sent to 1 Shamrock Lane, Augusta, KS 67010, made out to Joyce Cullen.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
March 17, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Word of Life Church
49206 Pearl St.
O'Neill, NE 68763

Family held Celebration of Life
Thursday
March 17, 2022

10:30 AM
Word of Life Church
49206 Pearl St.
O'Neill, NE 68763

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