David Mulder

Mulder, David J.

David J. Mulder, Stoughton, 82, passed away Thursday, January, 24, 2013, at his home. He was born April 20, 1930 (Easter Sunday) in the town of Lima, Sheboygan Co. the son of the late, James and Mary (Carmen) Mulder.

Upon graduating from Plymouth High School he and two buddies decided to work their way to the West Coast, stacking hay, threshing, shocking grain, picking potatoes and beets. When they reached the coast they figured they better get back as the draft had started. Upon returning home, David entered the Navy. After serving two tours of duty, David began working for Bark River Culvert & Equip., followed by several contractors in the Madison area and retired from Miller Bradford & Risberg in 1995, as Service Manager.

In retirement he enjoyed wood working projects for family and friends and traveling both near and far and was known to frequent a casino now and then.

He is survived by this wife, Winifred whom he married August 16, 1952, celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in Australia in 2002, and this past August, celebrated their 60th. Also surviving him is a son, Dale (Kay Thompson), Stoughton; and two daughters, Tracey (Danny) Gallagher, Stoughton; and Terri Mulder, Madison; eight grandchildren, Heather (Jason) Krantz, Cross Plains; Jeremy (Melissa) Mulder and Jesse Mulder, Dodgeville; Kurt (Erica) Mulder, Gilbert AZ; and Chad Gallagher, Stoughton; Nicole Gallagher, Deerfield; Jason Mezera, Hartford; and Beth Thomure, Sun Prairie; and almost seven great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two brothers, Wesley (Leona), Sun Prairie; and Charles (Judy), Delavan; three sisters, Lucille Larson, Plymouth; Edith Orlenko, Sheboygan; and Janet (David) Walvoord, Oostburg; a sister-in-law, Cora Shinnick, Fitchburg; also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Arden Larson, John Orlenko, Jack Rafterry, and M. Grant Shinnick; sister, Ellen; nephew, Russell Mulder, an infant brother, Harvey and brother, Willard.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Ave., Stoughton, with Pastor Richard Hallom officiating. Burial with military honors were at 2 p.m. in Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove.

Published in Sheboygan Press on Feb. 3, 2013