Daniel Patrick “Pat” Mudd, 59, of Fulton passed away on Tuesday, October 5, at his home, surrounded by his loving family and pets. He finished his fight with glioblastoma brain cancer on his own terms, constantly moving beyond the doctor’s prognosis. Pat always said he was going to win the battle and we believe he did.
Pat was born in Hannibal on October 3, 1962, the son of Mary Sue (Shuck) Mudd and John Daniel Mudd.
On August 30, 1986, Pat was united in marriage to Julie (Cunningham) Mudd who survives his passing.
Pat was a proud graduate of Holy Rosary Middle School. He graduated from Monroe City High School where he played football, baseball, track, swam, was a member of the FFA and National Honor Society, and worked at Quinn’s Farm Supply in Monroe City. Pat graduated college from Northeast Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental science. While attending Northeast Missouri State University, Pat played on the Bulls Rugby team, helped build the Black Jack Marina at Mark Twain Lake, and met his wife, Julie. He went on to receive his teaching certificate from Culver Stockton College.
As an adult, Pat helped mold the youth of Callaway County as a science teacher, coach, and bus driver for 30 years before retiring in 2017. He enjoyed decorating his classroom and his home for holidays, his favorites being Christmas, Fourth of July, and Halloween. He listened to Christmas music daily during his battle to lift his spirits. His hobbies included fishing, collecting baseball and football cards and sports memorabilia, traveling, watching classic TV, and working on the family farm. He was an avid watcher of sports and was a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. He closely monitored the local weather and watched the Weather Channel, always getting excited when it was SNOWING!!
Pat was a man of unwavering faith and member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church. He was serious about God and Jesus, was full of faith, and prayed constantly. He was a devoted family man who made family time a priority and treasured time spent with grandson, “Ikey”. A patriotic American, a flag flew in his yard every day, a constant reminder of his love for his country. He loved the original Batman and Superman, collected comic books and honored his ancestral country of Ireland and loved St. Patrick’s Day and shamrocks.
Those remaining to mourn his passing include his wife, Julie Mudd; son, Theodore “Tedd” Daniel Mudd (Hannah DeChant and her son, Trent) of Jefferson City; daughter, Bridget Louise Mudd of Fulton; parents, John Daniel and Mary Sue Mudd of Monroe City; grandson, Isaac Sean Patrick Mudd (son of Bridget Mudd); and beloved aunt, Bernadine Mudd.
Pat was preceded in death by brother, Gregory Bernard Mudd.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 11, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, October 11, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Fulton with Father Joseph Abah officiating. Friends will be received from 4 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton, with a Rosary at 6 p.m. Interment will follow at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Monroe City.
Memorial donations are suggested to St. Peter Catholic Church, Barnes Jewish Hospital, or American Brain Tumor Association c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Boulevard, Fulton, MO 65251.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.maupinfuneralhome.com.