Jerry K. Mullins, 80

Jerry K. Mullins, 80, a man devoted to his family and the education of our youth, passed from this life on the morning of Wednesday, June 8th, at the Willow Dale Wellness Center in Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2016, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the family to be designated at a later date in a fitting tribute for Jerry. For condolences or question please visit: Mitchell family Funeral Home is caring for Jerry and his family. Phone 641-844-1234.

Born on August 24th, 1935, in Stella, Nebraska, he was the son of Clyde and Opal (McDougal) Mullins. He graduated in 1954 from Salem, NE, and then attended Peru State College, graduating in 1957. Furthering his education, he received his Master’s degree from the University of Nebraska, thus beginning a colorful career in education. He began in Cook, Nebraska and then David City, Valparaiso, Raymond Central, Garwin, IA, Dow City/Dunlap, Falls City, NE and retired in 1993 to Rogers, Arkansas. The couple moved back to Ames, Iowa in 2001 to be closer to family. In the beginning of his educational studies, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Reschke, on August 7th, 1955, in Falls City, NE. They had shared 60 blessed years of marriage at the time of his death. Mr. Mullins was a member of the Comet Lodge AF & AM in Ceresco, NE. – serving as Master Mason, the Scottish Rite of Full Masonry, The Shrine Lodge of Lincoln, NE. and Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames. He enjoyed fishing, high school athletics and time with his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Evelyn; his children: Mark (Robin) Mullins, of Malvern, IA; Steve (Laura) Mullins, of Beatrice, NE; Todd (Melinda) Mullins, of Garwin, and Brian (Melissa) Mullins, of Battle Creek, IA; as well as 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and his sisters, Phyllis Davis, of Atlantic Beach, FL.; Katie Kanatzer, of Kingman, AZ and Dixie Trusty, also of Kingman, AZ, as well as many nieces and nephews.

In death, Jerry rejoined his parents, his siblings- Bob, Bill and Don Mullins and Naomi Weibel.