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Dudgeon-McCulley
Funeral Home

209 Franklin Street
Wapello, Iowa 52653
Tel: (319) 523-2721

Our facility is wheelchair accessible

About Us

 

Cordell and Kathleen Hagele are honored to own and operate the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home as Wapello’s longest continuous family business.  Kathleen’s grandparents, Ross and Pauline Dudgeon, came to Wapello in 1936 purchasing the Keck Furniture and Undertaker business.  They also moved into the home on the Iowa River that became the first funeral home facility to offer visitations and funerals for the community. Kathleen’s parents, Raymond and Phyllis McCulley, joined in the family business in 1953, continuing to serve the community in funeral care, the furniture store, and ambulance service. Cordell and Kathleen joined her parents in 1975. Raymond and Cordell served as funeral directors and also as EMT’s. They turned the ambulance service over to the community volunteers in 1989.  Raymond and Phyllis gradually retired from funeral care.  In 1988 Cordell and Kathleen also became partners in the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home locations of both Morning Sun and Mediapolis. Kathleen was an elementary teacher in Wapello for 30 years retiring in 2009.

 

 

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