Mark Eugene McNulty
Mark Eugene McNulty, 92, of Taylor, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at his home in Taylor.
Mark was born February 24, 1927 at home in Delafield, WI, son of Mark and Rayola (Van Dusen) McNulty. Mark graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1945. After graduation, Mark enlisted and served in the Army in Fort Bragg, NC and in Berlin, Germany after a year.
He worked as a bartender, painter, welder at Waukesha Aqua Chem., carpenter, and sold fuller brush. Mark worked in the gravel pit for eleven years and in rail road cars operating engines. He ran all types of machines; crushers, bank and welders. In 1951, he married Anna Mae Malone and they lived in various areas together: Okauchee, Marafield, Nabobin Lake, and Delafield, all in WI. They had two sons, Gary James and William Nelson McNulty.
Mark started raising a half a dozen sheep when working for his dad, as a source of income. Eventually, he had over 500 sheep. He moved to Alma Center in 1972 and then to Taylor in 1974 for more land. He started working at R&S Stainless in Pigeon Falls in 1973 and retired from there in 1993. In 1988, he bought and moved to a nearby farm. Both sons married and all contributed to working on the farm when able. In 1994, Mark and Annie moved to 8th Street Apartments in Black River Falls, WI. Annie died in 2004 after living in Pine View Nursing home for two years. In 2005, Mark moved to a home on the farm of his son, Bill and wife Janice on County Rd. N in Taylor, WI.
Mark enjoyed spending time with his wife and family, making and racing boats with his sons, farming, and traveling with his sister and brother-in-law.
Mark is survived by his son, William (Janice) McNulty; granddaughters, Amanda (Kevin) Reese and Cora (Derrick) Wortman; great grandchildren, Samantha Reese, Michaela Reese, Kevin Reese Jr., Dakota Samples, and Shiann Samples; great great grandchildren, Ella Rose Reese, Emmett Rios-Reese, and Quetzally Rios-Reese. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mae McNulty; son, Gary McNulty and his wife Robin; brothers, Jim McNulty and Patrick McNulty and his wife Patricia; and brother-in-law, Richard Anderson.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2019 at Taylor Lutheran Church in Taylor, WI with Pastor Lowell Bolstad officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Taylor, WI. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church on Monday. Jensen-Modjeski Funeral Home of Hixton, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.