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Marvin L. Mullikin, 80, of South Range, died peacefully at home Monday, March 11, 2019, with his loving wife and close family friends, Cindy and Ken Hoge, at his side.

He was born on Aug. 9, 1938, in Crawford County, to Alfred and Josephine (McDowell) Mullikin. Marvin graduated from Reedsburg High School in 1956. He went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Army National Guard. Marvin married Sharon MacLellan on Feb. 6, 1965, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Solon Springs, recently celebrating 54 years of marriage.

He was a communications installer for the former Western Electric and AT&T for 30 plus years.

He enjoyed crossword puzzles with his wife, pine cone picking with his family, hunting, and going to the casinos with great friends. He had a passion for Green Bay Packer football and especially loved anything and everything to do with his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Maxine Pfefferkorn, Marvis Kaisler, and Helen Staskal; and brothers, Keith and Kenneth Mullikin.

Marvin is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon; children, Loren (Julie) Mullikin of Hudson, Diana (Gary) Sowada of Oakdale, Minnesota, Carole (Eric) Schurtz of Glenwood City, Keith (Peggy) Mullikin of Ironwood, Michigan, and Maria (Don) Fitzpatrick of Davie, Florida; grandchildren; Cassondra (Andres) Abraham, Emily Mullikin, Michael Sowada, Catherine Schurtz, Jacob Schurtz, Jonathan Sowada, and Andrew Mullikin; one sister, Beatrice Keller of Verona; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou Mullikin of Kenosha. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.

Friends and relatives may visit with family from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with a scripture service at 7 p.m., at St. Pius X Catholic Church, 11651 Highway 53, Solon Springs, and one hour prior to Mass, with a Mass of Christian Burial at noon Wednesday, March 20, 2019, with Rev. Fr. James Kinney as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Pius X Cemetery in Solon Springs, at a later date.

The Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, visit

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