Iowa Falls High School

Class of 1969

John Bullen

John Bullen

November 18, 1931 - October 19, 2001


IOWA FALLS-John Bernard Bullen, 69, of Iowa Falls, died Friday, Oct 19, 2001, at Mary Greeley Center in Ames.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, October 22, at the St. Marks Catholic Church Iowa Falls, with burial in  St. Mark's cemetery.  Military honors were provided by Hyman-Peavey American Legion, Post 188, Iowa falls.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.

John was born Nov. 18, 1931 in Dubuque, to Harold and Mary DeViney Bullen.  He graduated from Charles City High school in 1949 and served with the United States Navy from 1950-1954 in the Korean Conflict.  He graduated from Iowa State Teacher's College in Cedar Falls in 1959.  On Dec. 13, 1952 he married Helen Ferguson at Charles City.  He taught math in the Iowa Falls School System until his retirement in 1989.  John was a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church; the Benevolent and Protective order of the Elks; the American Legion Post 188; and the Veteran of Foreign Wars post No. 8708 of Iowa Falls.

He is survived by his wife Helen, of Iowa Falls; two sons Michael and wife Linda, of Marshalltown, and Daniel and wife Beth of Ames; three daughters Amy Campbell and husband, Bruce of Davenport, Jananne Burns and husband, Douglas, of Urbandale, and Suzanne Starbeck and husband Scot of Cedar Falls; 13 grandchildren; a sister Mary Ann Alter and husband, Wayne, of Marion; a brother Jerome Bullen of Nashua; and a brother-in-law, Leo Fisher of West Liberty.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother James and a sister, Margaret Fisher.

Linn's Funeral Home in Iowa Falls was in charge of the arrangements.