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Donald F. McCullough: 1938-2018

OTTAWA — Donald F. "Bumpa" McCullough, 79, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 9, at Pleasant View.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at St. Francis of Assisi with the Rev. Jeffrey Windy officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Donald was born Feb. 19, 1938, in Ottawa, to Carl and Elaine (Midnight) McCullough. He married Mary L. Bird on April 23, 1960, at Holy Cross Church in Mendota.

He served in the United States Army in the 62nd Engineer Battalion Unit. Donald retired from Local 386 and Local 444 as a Union Iron Worker. He was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Church, St. Francis of Assisi Men's Club and Knights of Columbus.
He is survived by his wife, Mary; one son, David (Helen) McCullough, of Pensacola, Fla.; three daughters, Debbie (Bill) Walters, of Clitherall, Minn., Donna Pearson, of Ottawa, and Diane (Mike Pelszynski) deJong, of Spring Valley; 12 grandchildren, Ashleigh, Dana Shae, McKenzie, Zander, Monica (Adam), Sarah (Drew), Jacob (Ashley), Rebekah, Maxwell, Brandon, Dillion and Faith; and six great-grandchildren, Blake, Delia, Patrick, Mara, Luke and Mia.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren and his nephews.
Memorials may be directed to The Alzheimer's Association, St. Francis of Assisi Church, Pleasant View, or Marquette Academy.
The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 La Salle St., Ottawa, IL 61350

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