Christopher William McMullen, age 38, of Madelia

Christopher William McMullen, age 38, of Madelia, MN died on January 25, 2018 in Woodbine, Iowa.

Visitation will be on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Faith Lutheran Church-Madelia and will continue on Saturday from 10:00 am until 11:00 am at the church.

Service will be held at the Faith Lutheran Church-Madelia, on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11:00 am.

The clergy will be Pastor Salim Kaderbhai. Interment will take place at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home, Pilgrim Chapel in Madelia, MN. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Christopher William McMullen, age 38, passed away unexpectedly Thursday January 25, 2018 in Woodbine, Iowa after the dump truck he was driving fell into water in a sand pit. Christopher was born on December 15, 1979 in Madelia to Bill and Jeanne (Snyder) McMullen. He was raised in Madelia and graduated from Madelia High School in 1998. After graduating, he attended Willmar Technical College in Carpentry Construction. He worked alongside his father with BMBuilder's until he decided that working with heavy equipment was more his passion. He then became a member of the local49, employed by Southern Minnesota Construction, driving various pieces of heavy equipment. Christopher enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with friends and taking his boys to his family's cabin. He was a devoted father and was known for telling everyone that "My boys are my life".

Left to cherish his memories and celebrate his life are his sons, Caden and Owen, their mother Carly Gustafson of Madelia; parents, Bill and Jeanne McMullen of Madelia; sister, Erin McMullen of Madelia, and special friend, Greta Stroot of Alexandria, MN; grandmother, Lorraine Sawatzky of Madelia, along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Teresa McMullen, and Charles Snyder.

Christopher may no longer be with us, but he will forever live in the hearts of those who knew and loved him.