Dale T. Mullen

Dale T. Mullen

Auburn – Dale T. Mullen, 97, of Auburn, IL, passed away Thursday July 25, 2019 at his residence.

Dale was born February 4, 1922 in Modesto, IL, a son of Thomas and Agnes (Guthrie) Mullen. He married Betty L. Thompson July 5, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. Dale  worked as a sheet metal worker at Fiat-Allis in Springfield, IL, retiring after 37 years. Dale was a member of First Baptist Church in Virden, IL, the U.A.W. Union,  Local 1027 Retiree Club, Virden Senior Citizens and AARP. Valentine’s Day 2018 the Springfield Journal Register ran a cover story about Dale and Betty’s long love story. Some Dale and Betty’s favorite pastimes were dancing and roller skating.

Surviving Dale is his daughter Karen (Brian) Browning of Springfield, IL, son, Dale “Tom” (Pam) Mullen of Auburn, IL; 4 grandchildren, twins, Kyle and Matthew Browning, Rachel (Matt) Shonhart and Kenneth (Hillary) Browning, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Preceding in death was his wife Betty L. Mullen, daughters, Carolyn and Jo Ann Mullen, brothers, Chester, Alfred, Coy, Carl and Dean Mullen, sisters, Clara Mullen and Goldie Mullen, Pearl Rees, Mabel Woods, Eva Harvey and Velma Mullen.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday July 29, 2019 at Calvert & Ferry Funeral Home Virden, IL, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday July 30, 2019 at the funeral home. Rev. John Parrish officiating. Burial will be in Virden Cemetery Virden, IL. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Virden, IL, or Hope Institute For Children and Families in Springfield, IL. Pallbearers: Mike W. Mullen, Kenny McCafferty, Kenny Browning, Mike Hawkins, Curt Claycomb and Matt Shonhart. Please visit: www.calvert-ferryfuneralhomes.comto leave a comment for the family.

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