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Mchael Lynn
Sullivan

Sullivan, Michael Lynn

Passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021 of a heart attack at age 72.  Son of the late Francis and Helen Sullivan.

Mike enjoyed the family farm and traveling.  He will be missed by his family and dear friends.

Mike was a graduate of Pulaski High School.  He went on to serve in the United States Air Force.  Mike retired from Harnischfeger after 32 years of service.  He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service.  Mike was a member of the United Steelworkers Local 1114 and the American Legion Stoddard-Heinle Post 500.

Visitation Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 1PM-3PM at Heritage Funeral Home (6615 W. Oklahoma Ave.) with a Prayer Service and Legion Ritual to follow at 3PM.  Interment, April 10 at 11AM at Friendship Cemetery in Belle Plaine, WI.

Mike’s dogs, Toby and Frosty, were very dear to him.  Memorials to animal shelter of choice.

2 Comments

  1. Paul Shave March 13, 2021 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Mike and his mother, Helen, were as close to me as possible. We graduated from Pulaski and both of us joined the AF. Helen was a second mother to me and sent care packages to me for years when i was overseas, she even did this when i was in the Navy years later. I looked forward to their visits to me even up to Maine and when i got to New Mexico.

  2. Ellworth O. Beckmann March 14, 2021 at 7:52 am - Reply

    It’s an understatement to say that Mike was part of our family. My parents thought and treated Mike as another son, my sisters and I as a brother, and to his credit, Mike reciprocated those feelings in kind. I first met Mike in Jr High School and became best of friends while attending High School together. While we participated in many of the same activities, our shared passion for auto racing and holding season grandstand tickets for the Milwaukee Mile at State Fair Park was the real bond for our early friendship. Mikes parents became my second family and over the years, we celebrated family and personal successes, and mourned the passing of friends and family together. I was privileged to work with Mike, his Grandfather and Uncle, on the farm that Mike had grown to love. Even though hundreds of miles separated us as adults, we nurtured our relationship. Our phone conversations normally ended only when one of us no longer had enough battery power to sustain the call, and we’d reconnect at Denny’s or other area restaurants, Mike with coupons in hand, each time my wife Wendy and I would make it to Milwaukee. I don’t have adequate words to express the joy associated with being a part of Mike Sullivan’s life, and can only say that his absence is greatly missed.

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