Marianne McCullough

Marianne McCullough, (nee Brenner), age 69, late of Plainfield and Shorewood, IL and formerly of Chicago, passed away peacefully, Friday, May 19, 2023 at the Lightways Hospice Home, Joliet, with her loving family by her side.

Marianne was born in Ft. Bragg, N.C., to the late David and Patricia (Snowden) Brenner.  She was a proud veteran of the United States Navy and was a retired police officer for the City of Chicago.

Marianne was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  The daughter of an Army officer, she grew up in various parts of the United States, as well as in Germany, and that upbringing led to her love for travelling.  She was also an avid reader, and enjoyed going to restaurants and the movies. 

She is survived by her four children, Michael (Katherine) McCullough, David (Laura) McCullough, Sarah (Ron) Reed, and Christian (Kristy) McCullough; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Michelle (Kenny) Miears and  Maureen (Michael) Leuthen; one brother, David (Michelle) Brenner; a brother-in-law, John Dawson; several nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Jennifer Dawson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation ( would be appreciated.

A Memorial Gathering for Marianne McCullough will be held Wedesday, May 24, 2023 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Road, Joliet.  A St. Jude Police Memorial service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m.  Cremation rites have been accorded and interment will be private. 

For more information, please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at where you can share a favorite memory or leave an online condolence.