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Timothy Kullen
November 3, 1951 - March 14, 2015

Timothy Charles Kullen, 63, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday March 14, 2015 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. There will be a Celebration of Life open house at the Maynard Community Center on Saturday March 21, 2015 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. A family memorial has been established. 

Tim was born on November 3, 1951 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Dale and Jeanne (Gorman) Kullen. He grew up in the Waterloo area and graduated from Columbus High School in 1969. He was united in marriage to Dawn Heins on December 9, 1978 and they were together for thirty-four years before their divorce. They had three children- Nathan, Helene and Joe. They lived in Oelwein where he worked as a truck driver for over thirty years.

Tim loved music and could play many different instruments. He also enjoyed fishing, but his greatest love was his family. 

He is survived by his three children: Nathan (April) Kullen of Oelwein, Helene (Fiancée- Chris) Kullen of Maynard and Joe (Abby) Kullen of Oelwein; nine grandchildren: Dylan, Jimmy, Tyler, Willem, Jaryd, Chloe, Logan, Evey and Quinton; his mother Jeanne Kullen of Waterloo; nine siblings: Dan (Pat) Kullen of Grayson, Georgia, Kathy (Dave) Martin of Waterloo, Andie (Dave) Hirsh of Finchford, Iowa, Theresa (Special friend-Keith) Kullen of Loveland, Colorado, Mary Beth (Larry) Skiles of Cedar Falls, Jan (Jim) Savage of Waverley, Kevin (Vicki) Kullen of Waterloo, Tom Kullen of Waterloo and Kelli (Jim) Harn of Waterloo; his ex-wife Dawn Kullen; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dale Kullen. 


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Sherry Heins on April 2, 2015 at 10:37 AM said:

I was sorry to hear of Tim's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with him. My love and hugs to the family.
Robert walker on March 29, 2015 at 11:20 AM said:

Sorry to hear of the passing of tim, the last time I seen him was at the truck stop on highway 63 we were fueling our trucks at the same time, I'm sure when he went to heaven he went straight to the music section. R.i.p. Tim
Bobbie & Scott Emerson on March 18, 2015 at 10:26 AM said:

We are so sorry for your loss. At least it's comforting to know Tim doesn't have to suffer any more. I know you all have many good memories to cherish keep his spirit alive. I'm sure he had a great welcoming to Heaven. ;)
We will keep you all in our thoughts & prayers. Big hugs to you all.
Cathy Merritt on March 18, 2015 at 9:32 AM said:

To the Kullen Family: Sorry to hear the news of your loss, with deepest sympathy, know you are all in our prayers during this time.
Edd and Lavonne Byrnes on March 18, 2015 at 8:56 AM said:

We are so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. When we saw him at Grandma and Grandpa Heins's, we always enjoyed visiting with him. He was so well read and interested in so many things. Such a kind gentle man. You were lucky to have him as your Dad. Only sweet memories of Tim. God Bless you all.
Julianne Kahn on March 18, 2015 at 8:00 AM said:

I just made a comment. I apologize for the spelling errors, my computer is not working properly and doesn't always keep a word, and it also will change words, etc.
Julianne (Gardner) Kahn on March 18, 2015 at 6:09 AM said:

My deepest condolences to the entire family. I grew up next door to all of you and had fun times with Tim. I lot my brother Tom a few years ago and know how that Tim's loss will affect each and everyone of you. Jeanne, I think of you often, I am so sorry you have lot your son.

My prayers go to all of you, may you find peace in your faith and each other.
Chad Hartz on March 18, 2015 at 5:48 AM said:

Always enjoyed a conversation with Tim when we had the opportunity. I was able to get to know him fairly well during our time at Fahr. I can say it was always a pleasure as I had never seen the man in a bad mood. He always had a smile, chuckle and a joke for me when our paths crossed. He was a Good Man. I am sorry for your loss. RIP Timmy
Candy Johns Shields on March 18, 2015 at 5:24 AM said:

So sorry for your loss, Dan and family.
We met as Strangers, we left as Friends, someday we shall meet again in Heaven, where friendship never ends...
We used to play together as kids... please know that I share in your sadness, may your many happy memories sustain you in your grief and bring you peace.
jay aisenbrey on March 17, 2015 at 10:23 PM said:

Im sorry for your loss tim was a great guy.
Julie and Gene Dudley on March 17, 2015 at 1:43 PM said:

So sorry about your loss. He sounds like a great dad, grandpa and friend. Very talented too. Again sorry for your loss!!!
Kendell Canny on March 17, 2015 at 11:59 AM said:

My sincerest condolences.
Peggy Whorton-Folsom on March 16, 2015 at 9:17 PM said:

Timmy was a wonderful friend and cousin. We used to ride our bikes all over Waterloo, fishing, swimming or exploring the Lagoon and Cedar River. Timmy was the only person I know that made his own canoe.
Throughout our lives, Timmy would call to say "I love ya, girl" I will miss him each day. I/we are blessed with a special larger family of Kullen's and Gorman's and all. Timmy lives in all of us.
Craig angie nield on March 16, 2015 at 1:28 PM said:

Nate sorry to hear about your dad

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