Nathan James Mulligan was born on Wednesday, March 29, 1978, to John A. and Peggy (Rickabaugh) Mulligan in Denison, Iowa. He was baptized at the First United Methodist Church in Denison. Nathan received his education from Denison High School, graduating with the class of 1996. He then started classes at University of Northern Iowa. He continued his education at Buena Vista University and graduated with his master's degree in accounting.
Nathan moved to Omaha and started working at Woodman of the World, as well as parttime at the Clarkson Hospital library. He explored other accounting opportunities in the Omaha area. Nathan enjoyed hanging out with friends and going on cruises. He especially enjoyed the Alaskan Cruise with his father. Some of his favorite pastimes were watching TV and reading. He could always be called by his close friends to watch their kids so they could have a fun night out.
Nathan passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison at the age of 45 years, one month and four days.
Nathan was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and several aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother, John C. "JC" Mulligan of Denison; three aunts: Connie Mulligan of Deloit, San (Doug) Swanger of Le Mars; Shelli (Keith) Bebee of Luton; several cousins; and other family members and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m., also, on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at the Oakland Cemetery in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Kate Bourges wrote on May 8, 2023:
"I remember being a bored young kid at one of my brother?s games and noticing another young kid that also looked bored there that was also there to watch his brother?s game. This was the first time I met Nathan. After a few minutes we started interacting with each other and I felt so lucky to have met such a nice and funny kid to play with. I remember what started out as a boring day turning into fun and laughter. Nathan and I were running around and playing under the bleachers, cracking jokes and most likely annoying the adults sitting above us. There were occasional breaks of going to the concession stand and filling up on candy. After this day I always looked forward to going to the games because I knew Nathan would be there. We always had the best time. You will be missed . Rest in Peace "
Bonnie Meester wrote on May 8, 2023:
"Dear Nathan, you are really Loved by many. Working with you at Woodmen in accounting was always fun. Just texted with you 3 weeks ago. My heart ?? is very, very sad."
Keith and Marlys Schmadeke wrote on May 8, 2023:
"So sorry to hear this! Nathan's mom and I shared a room in the hospital when our babies were born. We also enjoyed our time with Nathan and his dad on the same Alaskan cruise in 2019. "
Lana wrote on May 8, 2023:
"Nate was a sweet caring guy! I enjoyed having him travel with his Dad. Nate had a contagious laugh and you couldn?t help but laugh right with him!?"