OBITUARY: Jacob Michael Mulligan
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Jacob Michael Mulligan was born on January 19, 2000 and passed away unexpectedly in his sleep on July 24, 2020. Jacob came to live with the Mulligan family when he was 15 months old, along with his biological sister and lifelong best friend Kristina (Tina), and was adopted by Mike and Susan shortly thereafter. Jacob and Kristina, along with Phillip and Fernando, were called the "Littles" by the Mulligans and were much loved and cared-for by their older siblings Mackenzie (Kenzie), Oliver (Ollie) and Kaley (Punkin) as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
Jacob was loved by family and friends. He was very tender-hearted towards animals and children, especially his nephews and nieces and recently his son, Angelo. He frequently covered up his tender heart by pretending to be a tough guy. He loved hunting and fishing and playing various sports, including soccer and basketball. Jacob loved going to Shaver Lake with the family every summer. He loved nature hikes and was a gifted "snake and lizard whisperer."
Jacob accepted Christ as a young child and was active in church for years, including AWANA and Sunday School. We believe we will see him again, in heaven.
Jacob struggled the last few years of his life but always maintained a positive outlook and was always willing to help friends and family. Jacob was especially close to his sister Tina. He loved hot chips and Tina's homemade macaroni and cheese.
Jacob loved his soulmate, Roezanna Alburez, and was a devoted father to his son, Angelo.
Jacob leaves behind his infant son, Angelo Jacob Jeriah Mulligan, and his soulmate, Roezanna Alburez, as well as the Alburez family. He also leaves behind his parents Mike and Susan Mulligan and siblings Mackenzie (wife Anna and children Wesley, Gabriel and Arthur); Oliver (wife Marissa and daughter Olivia); Kaley (husband Kyle and daughter Lilliana); Kristina, Phillip and Fernando. He is also survived by his birth parents, Amanda Rodgers and Jason Galvan, as well as his birth siblings Jessica Eisenhauer, Maria Brubeck and Jason Mario Brubeck.
There will be a graveside service at the Shafter Cemetery on Saturday, Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. There will be a viewing at Peters Funeral Home on Friday, Aug. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m.