Gaylen G. McCutcheon

Gaylen G. McCutcheon

April 12, 1937 – August 14, 2021

Preceded in death by parents, Eva and Glenn McCutcheon; stepdaughter, Betty Jo Olson; stepson, Bill Dursteler.   Survived by wife, Evelyn; children, Michael McCutcheon and Teri Soto;  grandchildren: Tia Stoneburner (Brandon), Tasia Jepson (Mitch), Jaxon McCutcheon, Christina Olson, Mark Soto (Emily), and Crystal Soto; brothers, Arlo McCutcheon (Mary Ann) and  Verle McCutcheon (Linda); sister, Joyce DeMey.

VISITATION: Friday, August 20th from 10am to 11am, West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am.  Graveside Service: Friday, 2pm, Omaha National Cemetery with Military Honors.  Memorials will be directed by the family.

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Gaylen “ Mac” Glenn McCutcheon was born on April 12, 1937 at Manilla, Iowa.  He passed away August 14, 2021, with his family by his side. 

Gaylen was the second child of four children born to Glenn and Eva McCutcheon.  The family later moved to Dow City, Iowa.  Gaylen joined the Air Force at a young age and returned to help his father farm after discharge. 

In 1960, he attended trade school in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He worked for OK Electric in Omaha, Nebraska for 27 years. 

In 1961, he married Sandra Potter.  The couple had two children, Theresa and Michael.  Gaylen later married Evelyn Dursteler and added Betty Olson and Bill Dursteler to their family.  The couple enjoyed 31 years of family and traveling together.  Gaylen especially loved his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

Gaylen’s hobbies included woodworking, motorcycles, helping family and neighbors and gardening.  He won many purple ribbons at the Douglas County Fair.  Gaylen loved telling stories, especially to his grandchildren, and joking around with everyone.  He liked to laugh at himself.  Gaylen loved finding ways to save money.  He said one of the reasons he married Evelyn was because she had the same pattern of Corelle dishes.

In addition to his parents, Gaylen was preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Betty Olson; stepson, Bill Dursteler; niece, Julie Meyer.  Gaylen is survived by wife, Evelyn; daughter, Teri; son, Mike; brothers, Arlo (Mary Ann), Verle (Linda); sister, Joyce; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. 



1 Condolence

  • Lowell Larson Posted August 20, 2021 8:03 pm

    My sympathy to Evelyn and family. It was great having Gaylen as a cousiin. ,The service today was very nice. The preacher did a good jjob, I thought, in bringing comfort to Gaylen’s loved ones. Verle, I’m glad you gave smoking at an early age.

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