Margaret Elizabeth Ertz Cullen
October 16, 1931 – January 9, 2014
Margaret Elizabeth Ertz Cullen, age 82, of Newark, DE passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
Born in Burlington, IA on October 16, 1931, Margaret was the daughter of the late Frederick R. Ertz and Helen K. Logan Ertz. She was a devoted homemaker and exceptional caretaker to her family.
Deeply rooted in her faith, Margaret was a parishioner of Holy Angels R.C. Church for 40 years, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and as the Post Canna director. She was also a member of the church’s choir and Environmental Committee. Active in her community, Margaret gave of her time and talents for over 35 years as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and for 9 years with Read Aloud Delaware. She enjoyed the time she spent at the Newark Senior Center where she was a longtime member. Margaret had a special love and appreciation for both music and dance. Above all else, she will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herschel “Lee” Cullen, who passed away in 2001 and her brothers, Paul Ertz, Roy Ertz, Eugene “Bill” Ertz, and Warren Ertz. Margaret is survived by her children, Michael L. Cullen and wife Susan of Chesterfield, VA, Cathy A. Coomes of Hockessin, DE, Christopher L. Cullen and wife Tara of Bradfordwoods, PA, and Heather DeHeer and husband D. Cameron of Newark, DE; brother, John Ertz of Asheville, NC; 7 grandchildren, Michelle, Stephen, Kellie, Lindsay, Jennifer, Matthew, and Ryan; and 2 great grandchildren, Alex and Warren.
A visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Friday evening, January 17, 2014 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, January 18, 2014, at the Holy Angels R.C. Church, 82 Possum Park Road, Newark, DE, where a second visitation will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am. Interment will be held at a later date in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Burlington, IA.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Holy Angels R.C. Church, at the address listed above.