William Delbert Mullen of Cuba, Missouri was born on Tuesday, May 14, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri to the union of Henry Joseph and Florence A. (Walden) Mullen. He left from this life on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 92.
Delbert was united in marriage to Catherine JoAnn Krekeler on March 31, 1951 in St. Louis, Missouri. To this union one daughter was born Tara.
Delbert honorably served his country in the United States Air Force during World War II. He retired as the Construction Budget Supervisor for Southwestern Bell, after thirty-nine years of dedicated service. He was a longtime member of the Crawford County Cattleman’s Association, Knights of Columbus Council #8920 - 4th degree, lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers.
Delbert along with his brother Phil spearheaded an effort to fund a war memorial in Cuba. After many days, weeks and months of planning and seeking funding from the community. The Cuba War Memorial was dedicated on Veterans Day, November 11, 2008. Delbert was proud to be a third generation farmer, he enjoyed his days working on the farm “Lick Creek Ranch” raising cattle. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling in the RV, golfing and spending time spoiling his three beautiful granddaughters.
Delbert is preceded in death by his parents Henry Joseph and Florence A. (Walden) Mullen; two sisters Mabel and husband George Martin, Nancy Mullen; three brothers Pat, Russ and Cliff Mullen; one sister-in-law Rose Marie “Ree” Mullen; three brothers-in-law Bill Imes, Bill Glaese and Frank Krekeler.
Those who are left to cherish his memory and to continue his legacy are his loving wife of seventy years Catherine JoAnn Mullen of Cuba; one daughter Tara and husband Brad Brewer of Cuba; three granddaughters Devan Brewer and fiancé Timmy Menzel of O’Fallon, Kelsey Brewer and significant other Matthew Nicholas of Maplewood, Regan Brewer and best friend Ryder of Cuba; three sisters Shirley Parker of Dickinson, Washington, Estell Imes of Winthrop, Washington, Caroline Glaese of Cuba; three brothers Joe Mullen of Union, Mike and wife Ann Mullen of Cuba, Phil and wife Linda Mullen of Cuba; three sisters-in-law Nancy Staples of Cuba, Frances “Kay” and husband Hubert Pascoe of Bel Air, Florida, Connie Bradshaw of College Station, Texas; nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and many friends.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 9, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Mizell Funeral Home 904 W. Washington St. Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, February 10, 2022 11:00 a.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church 415 W. School St. Cuba, Missouri with Father Dan Lueckenotte as the celebrant.
Honored to be serving as pallbearers are Dr. Tom Martin, Joe Medwick, Tim Ryle, Phil Mullen, Jeff McGowan, Tim Menzel and Matthew Nicholas. Honorary pallbearers are Fred Kruse, Chuck Rowden, Tom Brown and Floyd Kitchen, Jr.
Interment with military honors will follow at Lick Creek Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri.
If desired, memorials would be appreciated to Lick Creek Cemetery Association or Cuba War Memorial c/o Crawford County Foundation.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Mullen family.