Michael P. Mullen, age 73, of Forsyth, went to his eternal home after a short illness, on February 9th. Michael was born March 4, 1947 in Ames, Iowa to Joe Patrick and Mary Patricia Mullen.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley; three sons, Lyle of Butte, Mt., Michael of Charlotte, N.C., and Frank of Richardson, Tx; two daughters, Stacy of Orlando, Fl. and Christina of Haslet, TX; three brothers, Steve of Des Moines, IA., Jerry of Livingston, MT., and Jim of Cedar Rapids, IA; three sisters Cathy and Joan of Cedar Rapids, IA., and Mary of Houston, Tx. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.
Michael served in the US Air Force in both the Minuteman Missile and munitions maintenance squadrons. After retirement, he continued to work for the Air Force as a civil servant in the B-1 and B-2 Programs.
Life leaves us grasping at faith, family, and friends when one close to our heart leaves us. Particularly one of those extra special people that leaves a void seemingly impossible to fill. Somehow, that might be where you keep the feelings caused by the memories that will forever float back in. Michael Patrick was indeed one of those people. They don't grow men like Mike anymore. Though he was a son of the greatest generation, he would have stood tall alongside them as peers. In our eyes, that made him great. A great father and husband, as well as great mentor, big brother, and friend. A great child of God. Michael Patrick Mullen, we will love and miss you the rest of our days.
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