Dale William Mullin, 68 Lambert, MT

A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday April 10, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the Richland Memorial Park, Sidney, MT, with Father Jim O'Neil officiating. Fulkerson Stevenson Funeral Home, Sidney, MT, is assisting the family. Remembrances, condolences, and pictures may be shared with the family at http://www.fulkersons.com.

Dale William Mullin was born in Sidney, MT, on Oct. 16, 1955, the son of William Dale Mullin and Louise (Taylor) Mullin. The second child of four, he grew up in Lambert, MT. Dale was always a quiet boy and grew up to be a man of few words.

As a little boy, Dale's summers were spent using his imagination. He would build forts with his friends all around Lambert. One summer, he participated in the little britches rodeo and won a belt buckle. From that day on, he always wore Levi jeans, western shirts, and cowboy boots. As he got older, he started working the fields with his dad and older brother Dave Mullin. He often rescued bunnies and baby deer out in the middle of the field while summer fallowing. Dale enjoyed playing basketball growing up. As a teen, he and his close friends would go on fun adventures and make mischief through the town of Lambert. Dale enjoyed snowmobiling and hunting. He would drive around hunting, "looking for the big one!"

Dale loved cows and horses, and would work the summers at the V-A ranch in Enid, MT, helping Fritz Rehbein and family breaking in horses and working cattle.

Dale graduated high school in Lambert in 1973. After high school, he went to work in the oilfield. He started with Circle A drilling as a green horn, and eventually worked his way up to driller. While working in the first oil boom for many years with his friend Cody Mavity, Dale got the nick name "Buzzard" and the name stuck with everyone that worked with him on the rigs.

In 1977, Dale met Lisa, the woman that became his wife for 46 years, at the CQ bar, Lambert. Dale and Lisa got married in 1978 at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Lambert, MT. Later in life they had two boys of their own, Troy Mullin and Tristan Mullin.

After the oil boom settled down in the early '80s, Dale drove truck for John and Patti Prevost hauling gravel for a short time before returning to the farm and ranch that his dad had. Dale's dad gave him a start in the cattle business, and from there he grew his small family-raised cattle and crops alongside his dad and brother for the rest of his years. Dale finally settled for the life where his heart always was.

Dale passed away on Sunday March 31, 2024 at St Vincent's Hospital, Billings, MT, with family by his side.

Dale is survived by his wife, Lisa of Lambert, MT; his sons Troy, Lambert; and Tristian, Bozeman, MT; brother Dave (Merle) Mullin, Lambert; sisters Dana (Lloyd) Dopp, Helena; and Darla (Kenny) Hill, Lambert; aunts Kay Thornton, Sidney; Phillis Runyon, Twin Cities, OH; and Connie (Jean) Bankey; uncle Jimmy (Doris) Mullin, Sidney; and many other family members.

He is preceded in death by his father William Dale Mullin, mother Louise Taylor Mullin, nephew Jayde Torgerson, and many aunts and uncles.

 

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