Born April 26, 1927 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Gordon and Theda (Gilmer) Mullen.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Elaine (Rossow) of Minden, NV, and is son Gary Gerald Mullen of San Diego, CA, his sister Cheryl (Charles) Cole of Michigan, brothers Ron (Ginger) Paetschow of Florida and Gregory
Paetschow of Michigan. He is predeceased by parents, Gordon Mullen and Theda Mullen Paetschow Houdek, his sister and husband-Margaret (James) Malek.
He was a WWII veteran stationed in Adak, Alaska. After his service, he was in the apprenticeship program for machinist at Boeing Company, Seattle, WA. And was privileged to see the maiden flight of the B-52 bomber.
He then works at Hughes Aircraft is Los Angeles, CA, and Fairchild Semiconductor in Mt. View, CA. In 1977, he started Mullen Equipment Company in Santa Clara, CA. building manual and semi-automatic die bonding equipment. He sold the company to Hybond, Escondido, CA.
After retiring he did consulting for Chintek International, Bangkok, Thailand. In 2003, he and Joyce moved to Minden, NV. He was a member of the Shepherd of the Sierra Lutheran Church and felt he was blessed with a happy full life and had no regrets.