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Johnnie Mulder

Monday, May 14, 2012
5:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Martin-Mattice Funeral Home
Emmetsburg, IA

Tuesday, May 15, 2012
1:30 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Emmetsburg, IA

In Loving Memory of
Johnnie W. Mulder

July 24, 1955 ~ May 8, 2012

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Emmetsburg, Iowa
Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 1:30 P.M.

Rev. Nicholas Thackery

Bev Schneider

Evergreen Cemetery
Emmetsburg, Iowa

Johnnie William Mulder was born on July 24, 1955 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He attended grade school in Emmetsburg and graduated from high school in 1973. He then enrolled in the small engines program at the Emmetsburg Community College and worked part time for a local electrician.

Johnnie liked working with electricity and was going to switch to an electricianís course but health problems forced him to quit school. He then worked for Tedís Super Value as manager of the dairy department until the business was lost to a fire. He then worked at the Emmetsburg Country Club, starting by washing dishes and working himself up to assistant manager.

Health issues again intervened and after fighting diabetes for many years was put on a donor list. Johnnie received a kidney and pancreas in 2003. After recuperating he went back to work with Lakeside Lutheran Home in their dietary department. Again, health problems forced him to quit full time employment. He still kept busy with going to out of town Bingo games with his friends and playing cards with his card club that met once a week in Graettinger.

Johnnie was an avid supporter of the Emmetsburg High School Athletic program, traveling to many out of town games. He was also instrumental in getting the casino in Emmetsburg and attended the out of town promotional dinners. He loved playing Black Jack at the casino, and if you couldnít fine Johnnie at home, the next spot to look would be at the Wild Roseís Black Jack table.

Johnnie passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home in Emmetsburg at the age of 56. He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Betty Nelson, and her husband, Jerry of Battle Lake, MN; three nephews, Jeremy, David, and Matthew Nelson; eight great nieces and great nephews, Madison, Grant, Hannah, Dessa, Madaline, Merissa, Henry and Molly Nelson; aunts and uncles; cousins; and many friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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