Robert M. “Moon” Mullen, 71, of Beatrice, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at the Beatrice Community Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born on Nov. 16, 1947 at Beatrice. He grew up in Beatrice and graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School in 1966. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1971 as an aircraft mechanic and then in the Reserves until 1973. Following his military discharge he worked as a finisher at Store Kraft Manufacturing until his retirement. He married Tana Anderson on June 12, 2004. He was a former member of Geddes Thober Post #1077 of the Beatrice VFW. He was also a foster parent for 12 years. Moon enjoyed painting, woodworking, camping and being a campground host, Husker football, bowling, Harley-Davidsons, cooking – especially barbequing, and most important, his family.
Survivors include his wife, Tana Mullen of Beatrice; sons, Tracy (Heather) Mullen of Beatrice and Dustin Anderson of Springfield, Mo.; daughters, Lori (Eric) Carel of Lincoln, Heather (Chad) Steel of Beatrice, Lesle Mullen of Beatrice, Stormie Burrows and fiancé Denton Stege of Beatrice, Miranda Mullen of Beatrice, and Brittany Woodard of Lincoln; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Joyce Ehmke of Beatrice; nephew, Kyle Mullen of Beatrice. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Eileen (Founds) Mullen, brother, Richard Mullen
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 at the Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice with Jon Palmquist officiating. Military rites will be conducted at the service by Bitting-Norman Post # 27 of the American Legion of Beatrice and the United States Air Force Honor Guard. Inurnment of the cremains will be at a later date. A guest register book will be available to sign on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the family greeting relatives and friends from 6-7:30 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home. A memorial has been established to the family for future designation. www.foxfuneralhome.net Fox Funeral Home of Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.