Denise E. Mullen


Denise E. Mullen, age 79 of Cloquet, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. She was born April 24, 1940 in Breckenridge, WI to Vilas and Angeline (Mrotek) Woodward. Denise graduated from Cloquet High School in 1958 and was united in marriage to Dale Mullen on April 4, 1959 in St. Casimir’s Catholic Church. She worked at Johnson Co., Medich Drug Store, and at Churchill Elementary School as a teacher’s aide for 25 years. Denise was a member of Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Wood City Ramblers RV Group, spent 20 years wintering in Apache Junction, AZ with Dale; and was a member of a line dancing group. She enjoyed baking and baked numerous wedding cakes for family and friends; sewing blankets; and gardening. Denise loved spending time with her family, especially with her grandchildren.

Denise was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Dan Woodward. She is survived by her husband, Dale of 61 years; three sons, Kevin (Deirdre) Mullen, Kirk (Susan) Mullen, and Kenny (Amy) Mullen; grandchildren, Erin, Ryan, Ben, Derrick, Abby, Michael, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sabrina, and Valanie; three great-grandchildren, Kai, Behrett and Vera; two brothers, Sidney (Linda) Woodward, and Claude (Jeanne) Woodward; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Care on Saturday, August 15, 2020 starting at 10:00 until the 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service. Inurnment will be in Old Calvary Cemetery in Cloquet. To leave an online condolence, visit the guest book at

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