Lyle L. Mullins, age 68, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at his home.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in Oakland Cemetery in Hutchinson.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019, from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson and one hour prior to the service at the church. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M. at the funeral chapel.
Military Honors By Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Lyle Lloyd Mullins was born on September 19, 1950, in Montevideo, Minnesota. He was the son of Gordon and Marjorie (Lewis) Mullins. Lyle was baptized on May 13, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brewster, Minnesota. He received his education at Dawson High School in Dawson, Minnesota and was a graduate of the Dawson High School Class of 1968. He continued his education at Alexandria Technical College in Alexandria, Minnesota and graduated on July 24, 1970. He then went on to complete his education at Minnesota State University in Mankato, Minnesota and graduated on August 16, 1974, receiving his Bachelor of Science, Sales and Marketing.
Lyle entered into military service in the United States Army Reserve on June 17, 1971, in Willmar, Minnesota. He received an Honorable Discharge on June 16, 1978, in Worthington, Minnesota, and achieved the rank of Sergeant.
On August 12, 1972, Lyle was united in marriage to Kathryn Krohnke at Eastside Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Lyle and Kathryn resided in Jackson, Minnesota until moving to Hutchinson in 1985. They were blessed with 33 years of marriage and friendship until Kathryn went to be with the Lord on January 17, 2006. Together they had three children Matt, Michelle and Melissa. They enjoyed traveling the Midwest for Kathy’s art shows, boating on Lake Waconia, and were active in church and prayer ministries.
Lyle was a passionate educator of Sales and Marketing for more than 20 years at Ridgewater College in Hutchinson and Willmar. He loved encouraging his students, coordinating their summer internships and taking them on field trips. He was an advisor of DECA, an organization that prepares emerging leaders for careers in marketing, finance and hospitality. He proudly led his students to competitions throughout the U.S. Lyle retired from Ridgewater College in December 2015.
Lyle enjoyed traveling, snorkeling in the Caribbean, boating, and biking on the Luce Line Trail. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. He was a devoted friend and father and was always willing to help others, and offered encouragement and guidance. He was a follower of Christ and even through his illness was praising God for all of the blessings in his life.
Lyle passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on Friday, December 28, 2018, at the age of 68 years, at his home in Hutchinson.
Lyle is survived by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren:
Tami (Duane) Gabrielson; Justin (Mary Ann), Eric, Megan (Matt Nelson) & great grandchildren (Emery, Aria, Kyro),
Matt (Anna) Mullins (Isabel, Josephine, Lucia),
Michelle (Josh) Anderson (Lydia, Stella),
Melissa Mullins (Mark Sisler);
Mother, Marjorie Mullins;
Siblings; Roger (and Wendy) Mullins,
Lynn (and Darice) Mullins;
Sister-In-Laws, Judy Krohnke, Kendra Krohnke;
Several Nieces and Nephews.
Lyle is preceded in death by his Wife, Kathryn Mullins; Father, Gordon Mullins.