John Sullivan, 1934-2018
Published 1:00 am Friday, September 28, 2018
Memorial services for John I. Sullivan of Albert Lea will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Theodore Catholic Church. The Rev. Kurt Farrell will officiate. Interment will be in St. Theodore’s Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church.
John died Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. He was 84.
John was born March 29, 1934, in Albert Lea, the son of Louis and Gertrude (Donahue) Sullivan. He attended a one-room school in Twin Lakes for first through eighth grade, then attended Albert Lea schools, and finally went on to then served his country in the U.S. Air Force. When he returned from the service he worked for a short time at Queen’s Stove and then at Streater for more than 38 years before retiring.
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John married Joann Jochumsen on Aug. 14, 1965, at St. James Catholic Church in Twin Lakes. Together they lived and raised their family in Albert Lea. He was a member of St. Theodore Catholic Church, the American Legion and in earlier years the Elks Club. He enjoyed a good game of golf and his bowling earned him a spot in the Albert Lea Bowling Hall of Fame.
John is survived by his children Paul (Gina) Sullivan of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jolene (Jeff) Hansen of Mesa, Arizona, and Dave Sullivan of Albert Lea; grandchildren Bradford Sullivan, Taylor Sullivan, Jordan Sullivan and Kaylee Hansen; sister, Virginia Stenseth, of Albert Lea; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Danny and Bonnie Jochumsen of Colleyville, Texas; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joann; sisters Helen Moen, Maxine Pricco and Lois Zeimer; and brothers Eugene, Paul and Robert Sullivan.
John will be remembered as being a great family man who was consistent, practical and lived his life with great integrity.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Parkinson’s Foundation.