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John A. Mulligan

April 27, 1937 — July 11, 2020

John A. Mulligan was born April 27, 1937, to John E. and Edith Ilene McKnabb Mulligan on a farm near Defiance, Iowa. He passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Manilla Manor in Manilla, Iowa, at the age of eighty-three.
John attended school in Harlan and Irwin, graduating in 1955 from Irwin Community High School. In 1956, John started working for Olson’s Bakery after his family moved to Denison in 1955. In September of 1959, John was drafted into the United States Army with Boot Camp in Fort Riley, Kansas. He received his training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. In May of 1960, John was shipped to Germany until August 1961 when he mustered out in New York as a PFC (E-3)(T).
In September, 1961, John began his career with South Crawford Rural Electric Cooperative which became Western Iowa Power Cooperative in 1996. In January of 2000, after 38 years, John retired only to be put back to work by his wife at the H&R Block office they purchased together.
On May 16, 1973, John was united in marriage to Peggy Rickabaugh in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa. This union was blessed with two sons, John C. (J.C.) and Nathan. John was baptized into Christ in August of 1975 in the United Methodist Church in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, alongside his son, John (J.C.). Faithful and having a strong sense of faith, John was laid back but forthright. He was totally dedicated to his family, church and company.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife of almost 41 years, Peggy; his parents; two sisters; one brother; and two brothers-in-law. Survivors include: his two sons, John (J.C.) and Nathan Mulligan; sisters-in-law, Connie, Sandra (Doug) and Shelli (Keith); nieces, nephews, as well as many friends.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Huebner Funeral Home - Denison

1437 Broadway, Denison, IA 51442

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

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First United Methodist Church

113 S 14th St, Denison, IA 51442

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