Leon "Bud" Paul Mullenbach, 89, of Red Wing, passed away Sept. 12, 2019, in Eagan. Born Aug. 1, 1930, to Paul and Mary (Juenger) Mullenbach, he grew up in Johnsburg on a farm with his family. He married Jonnetta "Johnnie" St. George on July 14, 1953.
Bud is a veteran of the Korean War era and spent his time in the service stationed in Germany and Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada.
After returning from the service, he raised his family of four children in the Stewartville area, where they lived for 17 years. He worked for Waters Conley in Rochester for many years, Red Wing Industries in Red Wing and retired as a purchasing agent from Waters Instruments in Rochester. In 1973, they moved to Red Wing, where he was working at the time, and remained there until he moved into a facility in Eagan that provided his care for the last two years.
Bud enjoyed working in his garage on the many projects that he had. He loved snowmobiling and was out riding the trails at age 82. He was a founding member of the Stewartville Snowmobile Club and he volunteered for many years in Stewartville and Red Wing grooming trails. He also was handy with a wrench and could fix almost anything. He loved working on cars and spent many hours with his boys fixing them. Bud enjoyed woodworking and at age 72, joined in building the family cabin. Most of all Bud loved spending time with his family.
Bud's family includes his wife, Jonnetta (St.George); children, Steven (Nancy) Mullenbach, Donna (Bob) Richardson, Dora (Randy) Lexvold and Marty, who passed away July 2011. He has five grandchildren, Nichole (Matt) Kirchoff, Jessie Lexvold, Blake (Amy) Mullenbach, Sarah (Dusty) Janovsky, and Jacob (Ashley) Mullenbach; and 11 great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Mullenbach (Nathan's wife). He had many nieces and nephews that he cared deeply about. He was preceded in death by his son, Marty; parents; four brothers, Erwin (Johanna), Roman (Helen), Edmund (Dorothy), and Nathan Mullenbach; and two sisters, Bernice (Melvin) Reding and Beatrice (William) Krebsbach.
Mass of the resurrection will be 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Church of St. Joseph with Father Thomas M. Kommers presiding. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Leo C. Peterson American Legion #54. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel, Red Wing, with a Legion Prayer Service at 7 p.m. There will also be a visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.