Milton Francis (Mike) Mulligan
August 2, 1931 - November 28, 2021
Leawood, Kansas - Mike died November 28, 2021 at age 90. The middle of seven children, Mike was born August 2, 1931 in a small farm home south of Lee's Summit, MO, to Gerald and Mamie Mulligan. The family moved to Kansas City, MO in 1941. Mike attended Blessed Sacrament grade school and graduated from Rockhurst High School in 1949. He served four years in the U.S. Navy aboard air craft carriers during the Korean War. Mike graduated from Rockhurst University in 1958. He worked in management for Western Electric/AT&T for over 31 years before retirement.
He is survived by his wife Mary Ann McLeese Mulligan with whom he shared over 65 years of marriage; twin daughters, Jane Nesbitt and Joan (Jeff) Keating; and 1 brother, C. Thomas Mulligan; sister-in-law, Margaret (Robert) Henry, 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son, Gerald Francis Mulligan; brothers Edward C. Mulligan and Patrick J. Mulligan; sisters Lottie (and John) Cianciolo, Millie (Robert) Cox, and Janet Mulligan; and granddaughter Rebecca C. Keating.
Mike was an active member of St. Thomas More Parish for over 55 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for nearly 60 years. Visitation will be held Friday, December 3 from 10-11a.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial, at St. Thomas More Church, Kansas City, MO. Entombment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery immediately following Mass. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Thomas More Church, Rockhurst High School, or Rockhurst University.
Published by Kansas City Star on Nov. 30, 2021.