Leslie E. Mullins Jr.


PAW PAW- Leslie E. Mullins Jr., 88, of rural Paw Paw, passed away Dec. 26, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 at the Paw Paw United Methodist Church, 370 Wiley Ave., Paw Paw. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dana Cox officiating. Interment will follow in Old English Cemetery, Shabbona.

Les was born Sept. 2, 1933 in DeKalb to Leslie E. and Elizabeth (Harbert) Mullins. He married Jane Ping on Aug. 20, 1977 in Arthur. She preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Leanne (Doug) Dickinson of Compton; two grandchildren, Trent and Kayla Hickey; and a sister-in-law, Karen Olscamp.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jane; a sister, Mary Louise Sedlak; and a brother, Richard Mullins.

Les was a lifelong farmer, raising Hereford beef cattle. He was still farming and raising animals until this last month. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956. He enjoyed talking about his days traveling the country while in the Army. He was a loving grandfather to Trent, 17, and Kayla, 15. He enjoyed keeping up with friends, new and old, and always had time for a conversation, even when others did not.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Les’ name may be directed to the family for a memorial that will be established.

Arrangements were completed by the Jacobson-Torman Funeral Home in Shabbona.