Roger D. McCullough
December 29, 1924 – February 25, 2019
Roger Dalton McCullough, age 94, passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019 at home in Omaha with family members at his side.
Roger is survived by his wife of 70 years, Bernadette “Bernie” and six children: Michael (Cheryl), Roger (Kathy), Dan (Debra), Joan, Ann Reed (Rick), Kathleen Howard (Jeff); sixteen grandchildren: Chris McCullough, Phil McCullough (Missy), Matt Aldeman (Amy), Chad Aldeman (Gaby), Bianca Cooper (Chad), Caitlyn Anderson (Jay), Sarah McCullough, Daniel McCullough, Maria Faul (Dan), Elizabeth Kois (Steve), Katie Reed, Jake Reed, Jenni Reed, Nathan Howard, Erica Rowley (Calvin), and Kelsey Ketchum (Scott); 25 great-grandchildren: Nolan McCullough, Miles McCullough, Jacob Aldeman, Andrew Aldeman, Emily Aldeman, Lucas Aldeman, Lucia Aldeman, Roy Aldeman, Michael Lobo, Elena Faul, Gustavo Davis, Aiden Ketchum, Carmella Cooper, Vincent Cooper, Ansley Anderson, Caralyn Anderson, Raylee Anderson, Dalton Anderson, Asher Kois, Naomi Kois, Michah Kois, Ciana Kois, Cadence Reed, Zeke Reed, and Noah Reed.
Roger was born in San Antonio, Texas on December 29, 1924 to Roger S. and Marie (Dalton) McCullough. Roger had one brother, Ted. As Roger’s father was a career Army officer, the family moved many times in his youth. While Roger was attending Omaha University in his freshman year, his father passed away. Roger then obtained a job and shortly after joined the Army himself. Roger served in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
After his military service, he worked for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, where he met his wonderful bride, Bernadette. They were married on February 22, 1949. He joined Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Omaha, working there for many years until retirement.
One of his greatest accomplishments was building a home at Beaver Lake with the aid of family and friends. He enjoyed many family gatherings at this lakeside home. Roger enjoyed boating and water-skied well into his 70s.
VIGIL SERVICE/ROSARY: Wednesday, Feb. 27th at 7pm at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, Feb. 28th at 10am, St. Margaret Mary Church. Graveside Service: Thursday, 1pm, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.
I am much belated in sending my message!…I was saddened to hear about Roger’s passing. I have so many fond memories of summer weekends spending time at your family’s cabin on Beaver lake (paddle boats, boat rides, good food 🙂 ). You all made me feel like part of your family! Years later, when I would be back visiting Omaha from time to time, it would be a nice surprise to see the smiling familiar faces of Bernie, Joan, & Roger at SMM (and great to catch-up as well). Passing along my condolences and prayers to your family during this difficult time.
Love, Hillary Hendricks Schoettler (Dallas, TX)