On Monday, August 23, 2021, Larry Mulvey was reunited with his beloved wife, Janet, after a short illness. Larry and Janet were married in 1955, and were together for 63 years, before her death in 2018. He is survived by five children: David (Kathy) Mulvey; Joan (Jeff) Schabel; Gary (Carla) Mulvey; Ellen (Brad) Shields; Greg (Lynn) Mulvey, Nine grandchildren: Jenni Mulvey; Jill (Jeff) Hill; Alyssa (Tommy) Pierce; Henry and Jack Mulvey; Ally and Molly Shields; Adam and Jason (Brittany); three great-grandchildren: Emma Hill; Annika and Lola Pierce, many step-grandchildren and step great-grandchildren, three sisters-in-law: Mary Coonley; Bergetta (Tom Peters) Monroe; Addie Mulvey, nieces and nephews. Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two children: Deborah and Dennis, four brothers: Harold (Jeanne); Francis; James (Kathy); Russell (Regina), Merlin (Kay) sisters Hazel (Elmo) Halla; Carol (Elwyn) Gloede; and Eunice (Ronald) Green, brothers and sisters-in-law: Sidney (Catherine) Monroe; Jason (Lola) Monroe; Wayne Coonley; Renee Monroe; Elaine Ruska and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was born on March 8, 1927. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1945, and joined the United States Army, serving at Fort Bliss, Texas. After discharge, he returned to Neenah and worked for Kimberly Clark, retiring as a machine operator after more than 40 years. Larry was an avid bowler, forming a team with his brothers for many years, winning the Neenah Net City Championship in 1959. He played on several softball teams, and helped coach his daughter’s team. He was a very capable carpenter and was a 4-H woodworking leader for more than a decade. Larry could always be found in his garage on his days off, building or refinishing furniture while listening to polkas, unless there was a Cubs game on. He built many barns, dollhouses and doll cupboards through the years for his grandchildren, as well as for the annual St. Gabriel Parish Roundup auction. He loved playing cards, especially cribbage (which he played with incredible skill up until the last two weeks), Sheepshead, or just about any other card game. He loved solitaire, crossword puzzles, seek-and-finds, and cryptograms, and there was always a jigsaw puzzle in progress.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at ST. GABRIEL CATHOLIC CHURCH, 900 Geiger St, Neenah, with Fr. Bob Kollath officiating. Friends and relatives may greet the family at the church on Friday, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. Burial will be at St. Margaret’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations appreciated to: St. Lawrence Seminary High School, 301 Church St., Mount Calvary 53057; or online at: www.stlawrenceseminary.org/donate The family would like to thank the staff at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Brewster Village for their wonderful and compassionate care for our Dad and Grandpa.
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