NAPLES, FLA.

Thomas John Cullen


Thomas John Cullen, 72, passed away peacefully with his wife and stepdaughter by his side Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at Avow Hospice in Naples, Fla. He leaves his dance partner and wife of 27 years, Penny Gabrielsen Cullen; his sons, Thomas John Cullen Jr. (Carrie) of Richfield and Kevin (Clare) Cullen of Stevens Point; stepson, Nathan (Lisa) Studer of Milwaukee; stepdaughter, Rebecca (James) Alston of Naples, Fla.; sister, Claudia (Roger) Balkman; brother, Clayton Cullen; his beloved grandchildren, Shawn, Brendan, Drew, Mya and Marlee Jane; and many loved nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Florence Cullen, and a sister, Kathleen Gugla.

Tom, a retired Navy chief, spent 21 years serving his country, including two tours in Vietnam.

Tom never gave up fighting against multiple sclerosis and kept his sense of humor and love of life to the very end. He will be dearly missed by many!

A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Nov. 16, at The Venice Club, 1905 Calhoun Road, Brookfield, with a military honor presentation around 5:15 p.m.