John Anthony Culleton

John Culleton, 39, Olathe, KS, died July 17, 2011 at St. Luke’s South Hospital.

He is survived by his mother, Julie, sisters Melissa & Melinda.  John was preceded in death by his father, Larry and sister, Lori.


  1. Jason Gilmer on June 1, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Fair winds and following seas shipmate. Hug Lori extra tight for me. Love and miss you both.

  2. Daniel Fennesy on November 12, 2015 at 8:42 am

    John took me under his wing in Coronado. He truly was larger than life

  3. Matt Schwab on June 12, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    I am very sorry to hear of John’s passing. I was stationed with him in San Diego and Hawaii. We were roommates and friends, will miss John.

  4. Julie M. Culleton on February 25, 2012 at 9:57 am

    I am John’s Mother, If any Navy SEALs that knew my Son John, only His friends. Please get in touch with me. E-Mail address:

  5. Dan O'Shea on February 3, 2012 at 5:30 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. John and I went through BUD/S together and crossed paths a few times over our Navy careers. John was a solid operator and teammate. I just found out about his passing and wanted to send my belated condolences to the family. John was an American Patriot and Veteran – may he rest in peace…

    Very Respectfully
    CDR Dan O’Shea
    BUD/S 179

  6. Brett Stevens on January 18, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Very sorry to hear about John. We worked together in the military and will be greatly missed.

  7. Brett Stevens on January 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Very sorry to hear about John. We worked closely together in the military He will be greatly missed

  8. Lisa Hughes on January 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I was stationed with John at SDVT-1 in Hawaii. He was a great guy and good friend. We had a lot of good times and memories with the team at his house. He truly made an impression on this world and the people who knew him.

  9. Scott Borgmann on January 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Marty Burbank sent me the news. I am sorry to hear about John’s passsing. We served together in the Navy and I remember him as excellant operator and a good teammate. My prayers are with you and your family.

    My deepest condolences,

    Scott Borgmann

  10. Marty Burbank on January 11, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I just Googled John’s name to try and catch up and see what he was doing. We served in the Navy together in San Diego and in Hawaii. Although we had our arguments I considered John one of my closest friends. I am so sorry for your loss, and so sorry I had lost contact with John. I have tried to locate him a couple of times, but have not talked to him since he left the Navy. John was not only an excellent SEAL, he was very fun to hang out with. If there is anything i can ever do for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

    Marty Burbank

  11. Twila Coffey on November 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Julie, Melissa & Melinda,
    I am so sorry to hear about John. I am not sure what happened. Please find me on Facebook and lets talk.
    Chuck just passed the same day.

  12. lory pham on September 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    i am so very sorry to here about your husband and john. i think i have been feeling for you. so if there is anything that i can do as a friend let me know, please. you were the sweetest family ever,
    and at one time i was part of it, and am thankful.
    still remember the little card you gave me, we have peace with god.
    love ya!
    your old babysitter, big lory

  13. Lisa Pearson on September 6, 2011 at 1:43 am

    I have tried to contact you via several different methods to no avail. If you have a moment, please reach out to Have been thinking of you and your family.

  14. Winston Ridge Hardy on August 27, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    I am very saddened to find out about John’s passing. I thought very highly of your son and often spoke about him to family and friends as such a unique and talented person. I met John in Florida in Pompano Beach.
    You may remember me. I helped him move his things up to your place in Vero Beach. I am so happy to have known John.
    I am just so sorry to hear this.


  15. Lisa Pearson on August 10, 2011 at 7:58 pm


    We met 10 years ago when I dated John in Pompano Beach. I’m so sorry to hear of both the loss of him and your husband. John was a wonderful man and I’m forever grateful I got the chance to know him. I had tried to find him for years. Please contact me, I have pictures you may like to have and believe it or not, I live 30 minutes from Olathe. Again, I’m soooooo sorry and sad to hear this news. I heard the news of the loss of the navy seals the other day and wondered what had ever happened to him, so I performed a search and unexpectedly came across his obituary. I have so much to tell you…

    Lisa Pearson

  16. Joann on July 31, 2011 at 10:17 am


    You know my heart breaks for you, as I know how close you and John were. I will forever cherish my dance with John when you lived here in Minnesota. When the of us three went out together. I will remain his Lauren Bacall forever.
    Much love to you and the girls,

  17. A Neighbor on July 21, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I am a neighbor of John’s. He will be sorely missed in the neighborhood. He was always willing to lend a hand and have some funny conversations.

    Our prayers are with the family.

  18. Chris Culleton on July 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I met John, unfortunately, at his father’s funeral. At the luncheon that followed, when he figured out how we were cousins, the celebration of life was on! I only knew John in person three days of his brief life, but he’s the closest male kin I’ve ever had on that side of the family. He was bigger than life, kind, gentle, strong and directed. I was in awe of him. God’s speed, John…

  19. Jill McGlamory on July 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    I love and miss John every second of every day!! He was a WONDERFUL man with a heart BIGGER than anyone I’ve ever known! Until we meet again …

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