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Michael Wayne McMullen

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Michael Wayne McMullen, 68, of Rochester, formerly of the Lake City, Wabasha and Red Wing areas, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at the Red Wing Health Center in Red Wing.

Michael was born Feb. 17, 1946, in Austin, to Julian and Florence (Thomas) McMullen. He grew up and attended school in Austin. On July 18, 1973, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving until his honorable discharge on Jan. 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, N.Y.  On April 6, 1968, he married Rosalee Priebe in Belvidere, Ill.; she died Aug. 9, 2000. Michael lived in the Lake City, Red Wing and Wabasha areas since 1969. He worked for various trucking companies until purchasing his own truck in 1986, retiring in 2002. Michael moved to Rochester 4-1/2 years ago, and just recently to the Red Wing Health Center.

He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lake City. Michael enjoyed going fishing, skiing, snowmobiling, and boating until his health prevented him from doing the things he loved to do.

Michael is survived by his two sons, Michael Scott McMullen of Red Wing and Matthew (Kimberly) McMullen of Plainview; eight grandchildren; and one sister, Sandra Lee (Ralph) Howard of Austin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one sister.

Michael's wishes were to be cremated with a graveside service at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. with military rites by the Lake City American Legion Post #110 and Lake City VFW Post #8729.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel, 1865 S. Hwy 61, PO Box 300, Lake City, MN, 55041, 651-345-5778.

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Published in The Post-Bulletin on Feb. 24, 2014
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