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Mr. Jim Mullen

February 5, 1942 — July 8, 2023

Jim “Moon” Richard Mullen, was born February 5, 1942, to Helen Mae (Anderson) & Carl Lavern Mullen in Atlantic, IA. He passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2023, at his home in Atlantic, IA, at the age of 81.

Jim graduated from Cumberland/Massena High School in 1960 and began working at Henningsen’s Construction. He married Joan Dougherty in 1961 and had two daughters, Kelly and Kris. Jim owned several businesses in the Cumberland and Massena area. He owned a bar in Cumberland that everyone referred to as “The Town Pump” and “Jim’s Place” in Massena. He also owned Massena Auto Sales & Shop with his Father-in-law, Dudley Dougherty. Jim then returned to Henningsen’s, where he retired after a total of 32 years of service. In August of 1978, he married Ronna “Roni” Cox, and they had two children, Tonna and Josh. Jim and Roni were married for 20 years.

Jim enjoyed cars and trucks, buying and working on them, Sunday afternoon drives, and going to auctions. Jim would help you with anything you could ever need; if he couldn’t help you, he knew a guy who could. He loved fishing, hunting, playing cards, and going to the casino. Jim especially enjoyed time spent with his children and grandchildren.

Jim is survived by three daughters, Kelly Mullen of Massena, Kris Casey of Massena, and Tonna (Wes) Hoover of Atlantic, and one son, Josh (Bailey) Mullen of Corning. Eight grandchildren, Maureen (Jacob) Deal and Molly Casey; Weston, Wyatt, and Talia Hoover; and Harvey, Dexter, and Helena Mullen and one great-grandchild, Magnolia Deal. He is also survived by his siblings, DeAnna (Joe) Harney of Charlestown, IN; Glenda Williams of Corning; Bruce (Pat) Mullen of Corning; ReNae (Roy) Holloway of Safford, AZ; and Sheila (Nick) Bailiff of Prescott.

He is preceded in death by his; wife, Roni Mullen; parents, Carl and Helen Mullen; his sister, Becky (Mullen) Large; Brother, Bob Mullen; Sister-in-Law, LaDonna “Rae” Mullen; Brother-in-Law, Mike “Dean” Williams; and Son-in-Law, Jim Casey.

Open visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., with family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, 2023, at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Atlantic.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 14, 2023, at the Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Atlantic, IA. A luncheon will be held following the funeral service in the community room of the Schmidt Family Funeral Home. Interment will take place in the Victoria Township Cemetery, south of Massena, IA, following the luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in honor of Jim, and they will be designated at a later date. Memorials may be mailed to the Schmidt Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 523, Atlantic, IA 50022.

Funeral arrangements are handled with the Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Atlantic.
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