Mullins, John R.
John R. Mullins, age 83 of 2306 South 14th Street, Manitowoc, died Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Theda Clark Regional Hospital in Neenah.
John was born December 6, 1930 in Manitowoc, son of the late John J. and Ella (Grady) Mullins. He attended schools in the Manitowoc area and graduated with the class of 1949 from Lincoln High School. On October 3, 1951 John served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was discharged in September of 1953 as a Corporal. He married the former Joann Schadeberg on July 16, 1955 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Manitowoc. John was employed with Julias Wergin as a painter and then the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company for 22 years as a paint foreman and supervisor. He was a member and past president of the Painters' Local Union. An avid history buff, John was a member of the Manitowoc County Civil War Round Table, Manitowoc Historical Society, Friends of St. Patrick's, Two Rivers Historical Society, and the Manitowoc Maritime Museum. John had so many passions and interests that it would be impossible to list them all. He loved nature, spending time with people, and being outdoors. He especially enjoyed gardening, tending to his flower beds and his yearly trip to deer camp.
He is survived by his wife: Joann Mullins, Manitowoc; one daughter: Anne Meyer, LaCrosse; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Joseph Mullins, Springfield, IL; and Gerald (Gail) Mullins, Brookfield; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother: James Mullins; one sister-in-law: Charlene Mullins; one nephew: Tom Mullins.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at St. Francis of Assisi on Grand, 1416 Grand Avenue, Manitowoc. Rev. Dave Beaudry will officiate. Entombment of his cremated remains will take place at Calvary Mausoleum. Military services will be accorded by the VFW Otto-Oas Post #659 of Manitowoc. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in John's name to the donor's choice. The Jens Family Funeral Home & Crematory of Manitowoc is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.jensreinboldandpfeffer.com
Jens Family Funeral Home
1122 South 8th Street Manitowoc, WI 54220
Published in Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter from May 29 to June 6, 2014