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Lillian M. Pullen

February 13, 1925 June 21, 2020
Lillian M. Pullen
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Obituary for Lillian M. Pullen

Lillian Marjorie Pullen, age 95, died on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her home in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Lillian, born February 13, 1925, in Exira, Iowa was the third born of six children to George and Kristine (Jeppesen) Nielsen. She worked at the Exira café and drug store while attending school. She also belonged to the Girl Scouts and was active in music, specifically playing the clarinet, piano, and organ. She also took to learning to play the musical saw as an adult.
After graduating high school, Lillian spent time in Oregon with her sister, Sylvia, and husband, Glen Smith, as a member of the voluntary USO organization during World War II. Lillian enjoyed her time entertaining soldiers on weekend leave at chaperoned dances.

Lillian married Delmar D. Pullen on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1949. They built their life together – he worked, while she managed the household and children. They moved their family from Atlantic, Iowa to Council Bluffs, Iowa in September 1958, where they lived until their passing.

Lillian was an avid dancer including ballroom, swing, country styles. She and Delmar were members of various square dancing and round dancing clubs in the Council Bluffs area. They spent many hours helping teach these forms of dancing to other couples. Lillian also enjoyed getting together to play cards with friends and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Later in life, she picked up the hobby of playing pickle tickets (pull-tabs) where she was known to find a big winning ticket periodically.

She was preceded in death by husband of nearly 65 years, Delmar Pullen; son, Robert Pullen; parents, George and Kristine Nielsen; and two brothers and three sisters.

Lillian is survived by two children, D. Dean and wife, Jewel Pullen, of Henderson, Iowa. Denise Vandernoot, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She also leaves behind six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, Anthony and wife, Heidi Pullen and their children, Michelle, Trenton, and wife, Alexis Pullen, of Emerson, Iowa; Jennifer and husband, Bryan Brownsberger and their children, Tate and Megan, of Ankeny, Iowa; Laura Pullen and son, Davan Goos, of Waterloo, Nebraska; and Sonia, Kristina, and Jeffery (Vandernoot) Reeve.

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Visitation

Wednesday

24

Jun

5:30 PM 6/24/2020 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 6/24/2020 7:30:00 PM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

25

Jun

10:00 AM 6/25/2020 10:00:00 AM
Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory

545 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cutler-O'Neill Meyer-Woodring Funeral Home & Crematory
545 Willow Avenue Council Bluffs 51503 IA
United States

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Location

Exira Cemetery Final Resting Place

Exira, IA

Exira IA
United States
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