James S. McCulloch, M.D.

December 19, 1945 - February 6, 2021
Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Chicagoland

1939 Sherman Ave., Apt. 2-W

Evanston, IL, 60201



St. Nicholas Catholic Church

806 Ridge Ave.

Evanston, IL, 60202


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Services are private.

James S. McCulloch, M.D., age 75, of Evanston, longtime family physician in Evanston. Beloved husband of Kristine; dear father of Michael McCulloch and Mary Agnes (John) Haigh; loving grandfather of ten; fond brother of the late John. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Services are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made toContinue Reading

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Dan & Mary Withrow left a message on March 4, 2021:
We are very sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We just found out. We live near Peoria now. We have wonderful memories of working with Jim and you, Kristine, registering and organizing for the WWME weekends. We have joined our closest community which is in Springfield, Illinois. With the Covid 19 pandemic we don't get back to the Chicagoland WWME activities. We will make a donation to Chicagoland WWME in Jim's name. We really appreciated all of Jim's and your hard work. We are sorry for your loss. God bless you and your family.
Berny & Linda Terpening left a message on March 2, 2021:
Dear Kris & Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you . Jim has touched so many of us. I know our lives were better when we met you & Jim and we were your prayer couple . The love you and Jim shared in your marriage touched our lives and those in the marriage encounter community and beyond. A lot of people show up but you and Jim always stepped up. We will miss Jim’s smile and love that he showed all of us. We will cherish the wonderful memories of our love. Love , Berny & Linda
Marjorie Breisblatt left a message on February 28, 2021:
Dear McCulloch Family, We are so sorry for your loss. We met Dr. McCulloch on July 3, 1981when he was the attending physician at the birth of our older daughter. He became our family doctor & remained so until he retired. We could not have asked for a more caring and compassionate doctor who really listened and never dismissed our concerns. There was no doctor who could replace his kindnesses. The Breisblatt Family
Cheryl Yenter left a message on February 20, 2021:
Dear Kris,Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your husband, and our friend Jim. He was a wonderful man who was open, honest, generous, and caring. When you and he hosted ME meetings we always felt like family. His twinkling eyes, bright smile, and gentle manner will be forever in our memory. His passing will leave a huge hole in our hearts. Be assured of our thoughts and prayers for you Kris, as you journey these days. Much love, Cheryl and David
Patti Ray left a message on February 17, 2021:
We were so very sad to learn of Dr. McCulloch's passing. He was truly our family doctor for decades, and we loved him. He was always so considerate and caring about each of our needs.May his memory be for a blessing.Patti and Allen Ray
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Kathy Kirrish left a message on February 17, 2021:
What a loss! Dr. McCulloch was my physician for years and he was the absolute best! He spent so much time with me that it felt like I was his only patient. He was calm, caring, and an excellent listener. I was so sad when he retired, but happy that he would have time to enjoy life. My heart goes out to the McCulloch family.
Barbara Janes left a message on February 17, 2021:
Dear McCulloch,My family lived next door to Jim's parents and remember Jim when he was a kid. I now live about four blocks from that house and walk by often. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Frank Lorenz left a message on February 15, 2021:
Kris, my deepest sympathies. I was shocked to see his obituary in yesterday's newspaper. I will always remember how the two of you came to our rescue when Elaine needed intravenous medications. Further, I remember your gracious hosting of the ME community gatherings and Jim's assistance in getting Elaine up and down the steps of your house. The ME gatherings were fond memories for Elaine and me. Know that Jim and you will be in my prayers.May God hold you in his arms during this difficult time.
Gary Reiter left a message on February 15, 2021:
In memory of James S. McCulloch, M.D., Gary Reiter lit a candle
Marc & Carol Gordon left a message on February 15, 2021:
Jim, Kris, Michael and Mary were our former neighbors on Drake Avenue. They were very good and friendly neighbors. Sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He will be missed.
Greg Kirrish left a message on February 14, 2021:
Dr. McCulloch was our family physician for many years until his retirement. We always found him to be a thoughtful, caring, thorough gentlemen that helped make the world a better place for us.
Smyth Campbell left a message on February 14, 2021:
Uncle Jim was a kind, sweet man who I used to say to my friends when I described him always had a smile on his face- and a beautiful one at that! He will truly be remembered with great fondness. Evan and I are sending love and thinking of you all.
Patty Ehlert-Abler left a message on February 12, 2021:
Rest in peace Dr. Mccullough. Thank you for the years you cared for our family. Sending our sympathy to the McCulloughs. We know your hearts are hurting. Sincerely, Patty Ehlert-Abler, Bill, Nicholas & Alice Abler, Arcata CA.
Barbara Catrone left a message on February 12, 2021:
Dear Kris and family, I am saddened to hear of your sad loss. Jim was a sweet, loving man. Your work together in WWME was remarkable. I am glad we were able to spend time cruising! May all your wonderful memories warm your hearts! 🤟Hugs and prayers. Love, Barbara Catrone
Charlotte Campbell left a message on February 11, 2021:
Jim was an amazing person, always so caring with a beautiful smile and quick wit. He loved his family, including his extended family, and was always there for all of us. He will be remembered with love.
Louis Stern and Rhona Stern left a message on February 11, 2021:
Jim's presence was always upbeat and friendly. He was a wonderful neighbor to have ... kind, considerate, and a wonderful smile. A sad, sad loss.
Diane Krier-Morrow and Michael Morrow left a message on February 11, 2021:
Kris,Michael and I were so sad to hear of Jim’s passing. He loved you and his family very much. We were just together with him in a meeting before he went into the hospital. He was a Stephen Minister with us for a long time. He will be greatly missed.Diane and Michael
Mary Melby left a message on February 10, 2021:
Jim was a wonderful person, kind and generous, and a great brother-in-law. He left the world a better place.
Kathy Garrison left a message on February 9, 2021:
The Benedictine College community extends heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of Dr. James S. McCulloch. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Haben Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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