Jeanette Ann Culhane


October 14, 1928 - October 31, 2012


Jeanette Ann Culhane was born October 14, 1928 at Ethan, SD to Leo and Dorothy (Hohn) Coyne. She grew up at Ethan where she attended grade school and graduated from Notre Dame High School in Mitchell in 1946.  She also attended St. Teresa College in Winona, MN.  On September 2, 1948 she married Donald Culhane in Mitchell.  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the 20th Century Club, Oscar Howe Museum Madrigal and Avera Queen of Peace Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Donald, five sons: Terry (Sue), Omaha, NE; Kevin (Margi), Sioux Falls; Steven (Bonny), Mitchell; Mark (Michelle), Atherton, CA;; Christopher (Camy), Rapid City; four daughters: Karen (Bob) Twitchell, Rockville, MD; Ann (Tom) Neale, Danville, CA; Donna (Wayne) Eberenz, Knoxville, TN; Constance (Bill) Kaminski, LaPorte, IN; 22 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, two sisters: Eileen (Claire) Tystad, Gering, NE; Carol (Roman) Pumper, Fort Meyers, FL; and one brother, Jim (Frances) Coyne, New York, NY.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Tystad and husband Milo and two brothers, Pat and Mike Coyne.


In Lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to be made to the Don and Jean Culhane Endowment

in care of the Mitchell Foundation for Catholic Education, 1510 W. Elm, Mitchell, SD.


Friday, May 31, 2013
5:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
321 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Liz Langenfeld on June 6, 2013
On behalf of the Langenfelds, just a note to extend our sympathy to all of the Culhanes...I have such nice memories of times with your family...trying to catch rides on one of the milk trucks...collecting the milk carton tabs for Corn Palace Week...making hotdogs in your basement...and I always admired your wonderful mom. My thoughts are with all of you.
Posted by Donna (Buche) OConnell on April 1, 2013
Don and Family,
Heaven got a whole lot more fun last week when Dad and Jean arrived. Our condolences on your loss.
Posted by marsha hartz on January 16, 2013
Jean was our neighbor (don still is). we only got to know Jean for a couple of years, but she is a sweet lady. when she wasn't able to walk very far, she would still come out in the evening and watch the Arizona sunset. ever since she died, whenever we see one of those beautiful Arizona sunsets, we say "hello" to Jean and feel her sweetness.
Posted by Lynne (Feiner) Reuter on December 11, 2012
Steve and family........I was deeply saddened to see that your mom had died. She was a wonderful woman. My sympathies to all of you.
Posted by Deb Heinrich (Cadwell) on November 28, 2012
Karen & family, So very sorry for your loss and just discovered your mom's passing. She was such a kind lady that always had a smiel on her face and treated all of us as if we were part of the family. So many wonderful memories over the years and completely understand the emptiness your are experiencing. May all the memories be of comfort to you during this time. You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Posted by Dave Brown & Laura Heimes-Brown on November 21, 2012
Kevin & Margi: Our sympathies in the passing of Jeanette. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Dan Vehle on November 13, 2012
Kevin/Steve/Mark --- Have just discovered your loss, and wanted to reach out to you to extend my sympathy. I will always remember her kindness to me over the years, and how much she loved her large family. Jean was always a joy to be with, and she always made me feel so welcome whenever i stopped in to visit. A wonderful, sweet woman with a heart for Christ. God bless you all.
Posted by Steve Kelsey on November 5, 2012
To the whole Culhane family, Jean will be missed,. I can only think of all the great memories that I had in the Culhane household and also at lake Mitchell. The conversations always seemed to be about family or sports and believe me trying to keep all the the Culhane kids in line was one big job. She dedicated her life to her family and church. Take care everyone , my thoughts and prayers are with you
Posted by Tammy Koellner on November 3, 2012
Chris...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in memories of your mom....
Posted by Rose Loudner, Madison SD on November 2, 2012
Kevin . .My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. Just know that in my heart, my arms are wrapped around you during this time. Losing a mom is not easy. Our momís greatest joy was making others happy. We were blessed to have had them in our life for so long & I know nothing I say can make you feel better. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Posted by Joleen Bos, Vermillion SD Serra Club member on November 2, 2012
I saw the name in the Argus Leader, and thought "Culhane" is a Catholic name. Was not surprised to read the story of her life, including son Kevin. Thank you for your family's witness to Jesus and Christianity. God console you at this time of sorrow.
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