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Vincent Sullivan

Corning

Published: Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 10:54 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 10:52 a.m. CDT

Vincent Sullivan, 89, of Corning died Jan. 31, 2014, at Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston.

Mass of Christian Burial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Patrick Catholic in Corning. The Rev. Lazarus Kirigia and the Rev. George Komo will officiate.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in Corning. Open visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. at Pearson Family Funeral Service, 701 Seventh St., Corning.  Memorials may be given to St. Patrick Church in Lenox and/or Corning. Online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Vincent Charles Sullivan, son of Margaret Kathryn (Gross) and William George Sullivan, was born July 21, 1924, in Corning. 

Vincent attended Mercer No. 4 Country School and graduated from Corning High School in 1943.

After high school, Vincent farmed 320 acres with his father. They also did custom hay stacking, plowing and picked ear corn.  

In the spring of 1947, Vincent went to work at Driskill and Son Blacksmith Shop.

In the fall of 1947, Vincent married Glenna Mae West.

Vincent left the blacksmith shop and was contracted with C B & Q Railroad, Burlington Truck Lines, Railway Express, U.S. Postal Service and Lowenberg Bakery. He hauled milk and cream for Farmer’s Cooperative, for a span of almost 22 years of freight delivery and pick-up. Vincent also hauled coal for Akin Lumber, Farmer’s Cooperative Exchange, Pat Paul’s Feed and Supply and many businesses and residential homes. Vincent was a bus driver in the Corning community for 38 years.

Vincent lived his entire life in the Corning community.

Vincent served one term as mayor of Corning from 1966-68 and on several committees in Des Moines.

Vincent was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and Adams County Farm Bureau, where he formerly served as president. He was also a former member of Iowa D.O.T. Commission.

Vincent is survived by his wife Glenna Sullivan of Lenox, daughter Ann (John) Coulter of Creston, son Joseph (Jeannie) Sullivan of Cumming; grandchildren, Sarah (Charlie) Davis, Nicole Sullivan, Josh Coulter and Karla (Kenny) Shaw; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Tom (Jane) Sullivan of Pearland, Texas, and Edward (Jeanette) Sullivan of Lawrenceville, Ga.; sisters, Kathryn Loidolt of Indianapolis, Ind., and Marjory Gerkin of Carroll; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Vincent was preceded in death by his parents; daughter Georgia Sullivan in 2000; and brothers, George and Leo Sullivan.

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