Mark E. Pullen

Mark E. Pullen

Mark E. Pullen, age 56, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at UW Hospital, after a brief illness.

Mark was born in Sauk City, the son of Beryl “Pete” and Kathe Pullen. He attended both Sauk City and DeForest schools. Mark served in the United States Army, Red Arrow Division.

Mark recently retired as a mechanical engineer and was enjoying his retirement with his many hobbies. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Mark was gifted with many talents, but his greatest gifts were his kind and giving heart and compassion. Mark was a loving man that gave so much of his time and talents to others, always helping others in need.

Mark was married to Helen, and together they created a loving family with their children, Jordan (Chelsea Bair), Marcus, Jack (Brandon Polensky), Sierra (Ryan Duffy), Kayla and Nathan. Mark was a wonderful, loving and dedicated father to his children and cherished his family; they were his pride and joy. He enjoyed traveling to Germany and yearly northern Wisconsin family vacations. He loved to sit by the fire with his friends and family and enjoy the gifts of his life.

Mark is survived by Helen and their children; his sister, Chris Schaefer; brother, Eric Pullen; and sister and brother-in-law, Jackie and Steve Kelly; sister-in-law, Romni Pullen; 15 nieces and nephews; and one great niece Alayna, who he claimed as his granddaughter. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Karl.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Ryan Funeral Home, 6924 Lake Road, DeForest. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

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Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Windsor/DeForest Chapel
6924 Lake Road

Now that I am gone, release me, let me go. I have so many things to see and do. You can’t tie yourself to me with tears, be thankful for our beautiful years together. I gave to you my love and you will never how much you gave to me in happiness. I thank you for the love you each have shown, but now it’s time I travel alone. So grieve for awhile for me if grieve you must do, then let your grief be comforted by trust. It’s only for a time that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart. I won’t be far away as life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come. Though you can’t see r touch me, I’ll be near, and if you listen with your heart you’ll hear, all my love around you soft and clear. And then when you must come this way alone, I’ll greet you with a smile and say, “Welcome home.”

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4