OBITUARY

Daniel Martin Mullin

March 19, 1982November 16, 2022
Obituary of Daniel Martin Mullin
It is with great sadness that Daniel Martin Mullin Jr., age 40, unexpectedly passed away on Thursday, November 17th in his home. His untimely death leaves behind his children Henry Mullin and Jane Mullin; parents, Robin and Daniel Sr. Mullin; brother, Thomas (Kristin) Mullin; nieces Ialeigh Mullin and Dakota Mullin; brother, Steven Mullin; and countless loving friends and extended family. Daniel loved being outdoors, kayaking, hunting, fishing, and camping. He was truly a master at making a campfire and assuring that there were always hot coals in the center to keep the fire going. He would fish in any season, but I am convinced that ice fishing was certainly a favorite. Fly fishing, bass fishing, honestly it didn’t matter as long as he was in the water with a fishing pole. Cowboy hat, baseball hat, didn’t matter, sunglasses, speaker, and a cooler of Miller High Life was a sure sign of a good day. He took hunting more seriously. He was a dignified hunter, with so much respect for nature. He loved being outside at the dusk of the morning feeling the crisp cool air on his face. That was hunting season. He was just waiting to see the turkey or white tail deer so he could take his shot. This passion he certainly shared with his father and dearest friends. When Daniel wasn’t outdoors you would find him planning for his fantasy football league, playing board games or card games. His competitive side was nothing to take lightly. You can rest assured that if you ever beat Dan in a game, it was well deserved. Though his heart was big, he wouldn’t ever let you win, it was always earned. Dan would watch baseball, and football games on TV; loved Blazing Saddles, Tombstone, Star Trek, The Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, and Big Fish. He would tell you that the only two movies that ever sacred him was the Blair Witch Project, and Paranormal Activity. His cooking skills cannot go without mention. He loved to cook for anyone, and everyone. The amount of joy he had for making a meal for someone was unparallel to his other passions. He had kind confidence in the kitchen, and was always wanting to try a new recipe. His chocolate chip cookies, risotto, and bowtie noodles were signature items. Daniel didn’t want a formal funeral, so here we are. He wanted you to tell everyone you love, that you love them. He wanted you to make it weird. Hug them, and say I love you. Hug the people you love that you don’t often hug, and make it weird and assure they know how much you love them. Dan’s unexpected passing is devastating for all of us. But one thing we all know is that Dan loved fiercely. Above all things was the love for his children. That love is as tall as he was. It can reach the top shelf in your home, and the items shoved in the back of the highest shelf in the grocery store. We all are thankful for his big love, the kind that towers over the rest, and can be easily spotted in a crowd. You can’t lose him because he is always there. Daniel leaves behind his tall love, and it doesn’t play basketball. His loving family plans to have a Celebration of Life in memory of Daniel, next Spring. Dan also wants you to know that the top of your fridge is dirty, and he can see that. Most people don’t clean the top of their fridge, and he notices. He always could. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.neptunesociety.com/location/grand-rapids-cremation for the Mullin family.

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