William Mullen

Obituary of William P. Mullen

William P. (Bill) Mullen, 66 of Denver, CO, passed away March 6, 2023 at Prestige Care Center after a short battle with cancer. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Bill was born on July 11, 1956 in Atkinson, NE to John J. and Anna Marie (Disterhaupt) Mullen. The family moved to Norfolk, NE in 1961 and Bill attended Sacred Heart Grade School, graduating from Norfolk Catholic High School in 1974. Upon graduation, Bill attended Northeast Technical Community College, earning a degree in accounting. He then attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

After college, Bill took his sign painting skills learned from working after school and summers in his parent’s sign shop, to Denver, CO, where he worked in the sign industry. Bill became a well-known and respected sign artist throughout the Denver area. He retired in 2022. Bill was an avid outdoorsman, spending time hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing with family and friends. Bill was hard working, kind, caring and a gentle man. He was an accomplished cook and loyal fan of the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Denver Broncos.

Survivors include his mother Anna Marie of Norfolk, NE, son Mitchell (Lindsey) of Greeley, CO, siblings Mary Ellen (Terry) Brown of Oakmont, CA, Kathleen (Ray) Spykstra of Arvada, CO, Betty (Ric) Darrell of Omaha, NE, Nancy (Steven) Becker of Lincoln, NE, Mike (Linda) Mullen, John Jr. (Tami) Mullen both of Norfolk, NE, Bonnie Mullen of Omaha, NE, and many nieces and nephews.

Bill is preceded in death by his wife Mary, father John Sr., sister Margie, grandparents Michael and Dolly Mullen and Frank and Ida Disterhaupt, nieces Suzanne (Brown) Wiesner, and Gina (Brown) Torsti.

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