Thursday, Sep 04, 2008
Orrin D. “Red” Mulanax, 81, died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at Village Manor, Abilene.
He was born July 2, 1927, at Enterprise, KS the son of Ernest L. and Velma (Cline) Mulanax. He gre to manhood in the community of his birth, attended the Enterprise schools, graduated from Enterprise High School and attended Kansas State University.
In 1945, he entered the U.S. Army. Following his discharge, he worked for the Ehrsam Company, Enterprise. He was recalled to the Army during the Korean Conflict .
On Dec. 25, 1952, he married Doris Kueker in Abilene. They made their home in California for 10 years before returning to Abilene in 1965. She preceded him in death on March 17, 1995.
On April 24, 1999, he married Darlene Fiedler Snyder. Their married life was spent in Enterprise.
He was a member of the Abilene Elks Lodge, a life member of the Abilene VFW Post and the America Legion. He was active in the Abilene Bowling Association and Abilene Community Theater.
Survivors include his wife, Darlene, of the home, one son, Stephen of Abilene; one daughter, Marty Holt of Abilene; one brother, Phil Mulanax of Abilene; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Besides his first wife, he was also preceded in death by a grandson, Trevor D. Mulanax.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Sat. Sept. 6, 2008, at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, with Pastor Stan Norman and Roger Walls officiating. Burial will be in the Greenville Cemetery, Niles, with military graveside honors. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where friends may call until service time.