James Patrick Mulherin

  • send flowers button
  • light a candle button
  • post an event to timeline button
  • sign the guestbook button

June 21, 1940 - May 15, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Defiance, MO

  • Visitation: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Sunday May 19, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Funeral Service: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Monday May 20, 2019 10:00am
  • Interment: St. Charles Memorial Gardens
    • Monday May 20, 2019

Click on the links above for maps and directions. View current weather.

James Patrick Mulherin, 78, passed away on Wednesday May 15, 2019 surrounded by his loving and boisterous family.

This year Jim celebrated 50 memorable years of marriage to his wife Phyllis. A story that started with a woman watching an ironworker in a green hard hat write messages to her on the steel beams of the building he was constructing and it only grew better from there.

His children and grandchildren were the pride and joy of his life. His intelligence, his stubbornness (thus the nickname "Mule"), his unstopping commitment to family, his blunt honesty (whether you wanted to hear it or not), his fierce protective nature and his no apologies given drive for life, lives on in all of us.

Jim was a proud veteran of the Army, serving in the 173rd Airborne Brigade during the Vietnam War. He was a retired Structural Ironworker with Local No. 396 and over the years left his mark on many St. Louis buildings and bridges, as well as, the NASA Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida.

Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and cooking. He looked forward to having family and friends over for a big BBQ and a cold beer.  And St. Pat's Day never went by without a traditional dinner and a toast with Irish whiskey.

With loving thoughts, let us remember... "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened." Dr. Seuss.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that contributions be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association. apdaparkinson.org

Guestbook Entries

  1. Cheri Miller May 16, 2019 at 6:01 pm - Reply

    Phyllis and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please surround yourself with loving memories of your times with him and know that he loved you all very much.

    Louis and Cheri Miller

  2. Barbara Loiacono May 16, 2019 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    candle 1I love you my beautiful friend Phyllis I love your family and I love this wonderful man he will live on in our hearts with all our wonderful memories of him. I am honored to have known him and will miss him but always in my heart as are all of you
    Love Barbara Loiacono

  3. Gail Salmon May 16, 2019 at 9:43 pm - Reply

    candle 8Phyllis, Girls and family, my heart is broken. Jim was such a wonderful, gentle guy everyone who knew him loved him. I wish there were words that could ease your sorrow however all I can do is keep all of you in my thoughts and Prayers. Please know I am here Day or night if you need anything. God’s Blessing and much love to all of you !

  4. William Brennell May 17, 2019 at 9:18 am - Reply

    candle 8On behalf of Iron Workers Local 396 Please accept our sincere condolences and sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

    William Brennell
    President/Business Agent
    Iron Workers Local #396

  5. Terry Butler May 17, 2019 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    candle 8The Butler Family wishes to offer our sincere condolences and prayers to the Mulherin Family with Jim’s passing.
    We say “Goodbye” to Jim Mulherin who will be remembered as a dear friend, husband, father, veteran, and patriot.
    He will be missed by all of those lives he has touched.

    Betty & Terry Butler

  6. Brenda Huie May 18, 2019 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Phyllis and Family:

    I just want to tell you how sorry I was to hear about Jim. He was such a wonderful man. Through our talks back years ago we found out we were distant relatives and Jim gave me a copy of the family history he had. That meant a lot to me and my mom. Jim always had a smile on his face. He was a good husband, father, and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you all Phyllis. God Bless.

  7. Nancy Cook May 19, 2019 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    candle 8My prayers are extended with open arms to the loved ones of Jim. He will never be forgotten by his family/friends and may they continue through life with his memories. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

  8. American Legion Post 313 May 20, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    candle 8To the family of James Mulherin, it was our honor to help deliver the military service at your love one’s funeral today. Please except our most sincere condolences on your loss. ( RIP Soldier )

    American Legion Post 313
    St Peters, Mo.

  9. VFW Post 5651, New Melle June 1, 2019 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    candle 8Our condolences go out to all of Jim’s family.
    We missed him at the Post over the years since his accident. We are thankful that he was an organizer of our Honor Guard, which made it a huge success due to his guidance.
    We did not know that he passed until we saw it today, in the Country Connection, thus our lack of response.
    His participation as a Post Officer and as a volunteer for any and all Post activities was always most appreciated.
    “Mule” we miss you!
    All your old friends at VFW New Melle

  10. James H. Taylor January 19, 2020 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Airborne all the Way, Brother one day we’ll jump again. 173rd Airborne Brigade Separate, 66 – 67 same Platoon

    Love Ya Brother


  11. James H. Taylor March 5, 2020 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Rest in Peace Brother, from

    Gomer 173rd Airborne Bdg Sep. & Mike Kavanaugh

Sign the Guestbook, Light a Candle