Jean I. Sullivan – Quasqueton

Jean I. Sullivan, 93, of Quasqueton, Iowa, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020 with family by her side.

Mass of Christian Burial:  10:30 A.M. Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. John Catholic Church, Independence, Iowa with Rev. Paul C. McManus and Deacon Tim Post officiating.

Visitation:  2:00 to 5:00 P.M. on Sunday at the Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home in Winthrop and from 9:30 to 10:30 A.M. on Monday at the church.

Inurnment:  St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Winthrop, Iowa at a later date.

Condolences may be sent to:  Dennis Sullivan, 2680 200th St., Winthrop, IA 50682.

Online obituary at

Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be required.  Those in attendance are encouraged to wear a mask at the funeral home and church.  We encourage relatives and friends not able to attend the service to reach out to the family by leaving a message on the funeral home web site, by mail, text or phone.

Jean Irene Falcon was born on April 6, 1927 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of Karl Edward & Dora “Alice” (Henderson) Falcon.  She was raised in the Central City and Rowley area, graduating from Rowley High School in the class of 1943.  Jean was united in marriage to Vaughn Leo Sullivan on November 6, 1943 in Independence, Iowa.  Vaughn and Jean farmed, raising crops and dairy cows, in Buchanan County from 1947 until they retired and moved to Quasqueton in 1977.  Jean later worked as a CNA/Med Aide in the Cromwell Unit at MHI in Independence.

Jean was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Independence.  She enjoyed cooking, reading, crossword puzzles, taking day trips, her pets and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her 6 Children: Vicki Baragary of Cameron, Missouri,

Rebecca Kline of Independence,

Dennis (Barb) Sullivan of Winthrop,

Susan Oline of LaPorte City,

Wendy Webster of Independence and

Teresa (Bill) Thibadeau of Manchester;

17 Grandchildren;

22 Great Grandchildren;

2 Step-Grandchildren;

Half-Sister:  Karlene Netherton of Swisher and

Nieces, Nephews & Cousins.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Vaughn on October 24, 1988; daughter in infancy: Linda; Son: Timothy; brother: Lloyd Falcon; step-father: Walter Nietz and 4 sons-in-law:  Leonard Baragary, Bruce Kline, Terry Webster and Fuzzy O’Loughlin.


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