Frank John van Mullem

  • Born: November 8, 1946
  • Died: August 24, 2017
  • Location: Hammond, Louisiana

Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home

PO Box 2035
2000 N Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70404
Tel. (985) 345-5801

Tribute & Message From The Family

Frank John van Mullem passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, in Jefferson, Louisiana, at the age of 70. He was born on Friday, November 8, 1946 in New Orleans, Louisiana to the late Elma Brooks van Mullem and the late Laurentis van Mullem. He was a resident of Hammond, formally of Ponchatoula. Frank was a US Navy Veteran. He was a member of the Tailhook Association, US Navy League, the Hammond Air Show, the Hammond Executive Club, and Relay for Life. Frank also volunteered at Pensacola Naval Museum, and Operation We Care. He was the past King and Captain of Krewe of Omega. Also, Frank was involved in many more community activities and organizations.

Frank is survived by his wife, Mary Linda Crocker van Mullem; daughters, Cherish van Mullem and Bob, and Heather van Mullem Howell and her husband Charlie; sons, Frank "Robbie" van Mullem , Jr. and his wife Beth, and Paul Crocker and his wife Christine; grandchildren, Sarah Caldwell, Paul Michael Crocker, Tyler Burton; Gabrielle Crocker, Katelynn Marie Hoover, Jonathan Damitio, Lauren van Mullem, Sidney J. Steib, IV, Julia van Mullem, and Lainey Howell.

He was preceded in death by his father, Laurentis van Mullem; mother, Elma Brooks van Mullem; and daughter, Brandy G. Steib.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, LA 70401, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Albert Chapel & Catholic Student Center, 409 W. Dakota St, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 9:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry for your loss Mary Linda from everybody here in Belgium

Posted by Suzanne Van Mullem - Ostend Belgium - Family   August 31, 2017

Frank was more than a friend. He was also a respected community leader and helped with developing the Community Leadership Council at Cypress Pointe Hospital. His giving spirit and community involvement were just some of the many legacies that Frank left behind. He was someone I respected both as a community leader and friend. We have many great memories and good times shared at Orange Beach especially around the holidays. Mary Linda and Frank were a special couple and loved by many. He will be missed beyond words but thankfully he can Rest In Peace knowing he was loved by everyone who knew him and he is no longer having to worry about his health issues. Much love to Mary Linda because he loved her more than life. She was his true love and he never failed to always let everyone know how special she was to him. Our hearts are heavy and prayers for his family.

Posted by Glenda Dobson - Mandeville, LA - Friend   August 30, 2017

Sending my thoughts and prayers to MaryLinda and all of the family. What a great person you was. I will always remember all the things that we went thru together at A.G. Edwards. Those are memories that will never be forgotten. You are in a better place now and someday, the rest of us will hopefully be there to join you in heaven. You will be missed. God Bless.

Posted by Dianna & Kevin Lozier - Covington, LA - Coworker   August 30, 2017

Mary Linda and family,
I was deeply saddened when I learned of Frank's death. He was a friend and a kind, patient adviser to me as he administered our office's retirement business. I treasured his wisdom and advice. Few people come along in our lifetimes who exhibit honesty, friendship, and grace as he did, and I thank God for having the privilege of knowing him.

Posted by Elizabeth Perilloux - Ponchatoula, LA - Friend   August 29, 2017

Dear Mary Linda,

So sorry for your loss. Have fond memories of how Frank and Charles would spend hours talking coin language.

Send love to you and your lovely family.


Posted by Frances Steib - Hammond, LA - Friend   August 29, 2017

Prayers to family and friends on Mr. Frank's passing. May happy memories and the joy he shared be ever in your hearts.

Posted by Sunny Robichaux - Covington, LA   August 28, 2017

Good memories with Frank. Sorry Mary Linda and all of your family for your extreme loss. You all are in my prayers.

Posted by Paul Powell - Hammond, LA - Friend   August 28, 2017

I'm so sorry to hear of the lose of Mr. Frankie! I had such a great time in the Mardi Gras parades with the two of you. May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Barbie Martino Heneghan - Orlando, FL - Family Friend   August 28, 2017

Mary Linda & family, so sorry for you loss, my condolences to you all.

Posted by Roy Lanoue - Baton Rouge, LA - Family   August 28, 2017


I'll miss you Frankie

Posted by Colleen Burt - Hammond, LA - Friend   August 28, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Frankk. Robbie Cherisk and Heather your dad will be missed he was a great man. I used to baby sit y'all when you were litthe but saw your dad periodically I will miss him.

Posted by Julie Bergeron-Green - LA - Family Friend   August 28, 2017

van Mullem family, please know how profoundly sad I am to hear of Frank's passing. His energy and friendship are treasures I carry with me through life. He was a gentleman, a patriot, a devoted family man, and Mr. Hammond, LA! He always rose to any request and always had time for a visit and a laugh. He was a dear friend when I lived in Hammond, and a dear friend in my soul for the rest of my time.

Posted by Charles Chambers - San Francisco, CA   August 28, 2017

Mary Linda,
I'm so sorry to hear of Frank's passing. We had some good times in Perdido Key with my parents, Rusty and Susan, the Bedsoles, and you guys. Frank was always such a kind man to us. Sending you prayers.

Jennifer Carroll

Posted by Jennifer Carroll - Carrollton, GA - Friend   August 27, 2017

Rest In Peace. May the Lord bless you and your family with happiness and joy and memories of love to deaden your pain.

Posted by Gabriela Roman - Amite, LA - Friend   August 27, 2017

I lost one of my dearest friends, mentor, Spiritual Director and one of the greatest men I ever knew. Frank I will miss our walks and talks at Manresa, dinners at the Irish Pub and movies. Most of all I will miss hearing your voice when I call and ask your advice. Thank you for inviting me to Manresa and for sharing your Spiritual Journey with me. Please guide me with you wisdom and I will continue to listen for your advice. I will forever miss you and continue to love you brother. May your soul through the mercy of God Rest In Peace.

Posted by Greg & Becky Schuette - Johnson City, TN - Friend   August 27, 2017

Rest in peace , my friend.There is worse than death, that's oblivion.We'll never forget you, it's our pledge.

Posted by Philippe and Mimi DUBOS - PONTCHARTRAIN , FRANCE - Friend   August 27, 2017

We re crying with you and all my thoughts go to you..

Posted by Damien Roquelle - Versailles - Friend   August 27, 2017

So sorry for your loss

Posted by Sheilah Varnado ellzey - Family   August 27, 2017

Mary Linda, I am sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Paul Gayle Bickford Grabes - Friend   August 27, 2017

may the choirs of angels rush to greet you, may they speed you to paradise
may the Lord embrace you with His goodness, may He grant you eternal life.
deepest condolences to Heather and Robbie and their families.

Posted by Regina and Eric Wedig - amite, LA   August 27, 2017

So sorry, Mary Linda , Paul and family

Posted by Linda Leto - Metairie, LA - Family   August 27, 2017

I am so sorry to hear this news. My deepest condolence during this time. May God bless you all.

Posted by Barbara Cole - Dallas, TX - Friend   August 27, 2017

A true friend of us ...he will miss but will be all Time in my heart.

Posted by Marie Laure Roquelle - Jouars-Pontchartrain, LA - Friend   August 27, 2017

You were not only a great boss but a very good friend as well. I will always cherish the fatherly advice you gave me. I really enjoyed our spiritual conversations and discovering our beliefs were on the same page. You will be missed greatly. Rest in peace Frank.

Posted by Debra Martin - Hammond, LA   August 26, 2017

I will miss Frank and his deep voice leading us in prayer at Manresa. At peace now with our savior.

Posted by Willie Johnson - Ponchatoula, LA - Acquaintance   August 26, 2017

May GOD bless you as you enter HIS Kingdom.
May your family be consoled to know you are in heaven with your maker.

Posted by Launo and John Moore - Vicksburg, MS - Friend   August 26, 2017

I could not have picked a brother-in-law better
Frank was a man that touched many
lives and will never be forgotten
Frank, I'll meet you at the Blazing 7's
Love You

Posted by raymond liatto - hayward, CA - Family   August 26, 2017

You gave me the best years of my life. Your love for me was so intense that can only happen once in a lifetime. You held your family deep in your heart and soul. To say that you will be missed is an understatement.
You left a void in my heart that can never be filled again.
You were in my arms when God and his angels came down and took you from me. I held on but I knew you had to go to be in peace and free of pain.
One day I will join you and we will continue our journey together once again.
Rest in Peace now and know that the memories you left me, your family and friends will continue on forever.

Posted by Mary Linda van Mullem - Hammond, LA - Spouse   August 26, 2017

Our prayers go out to Mary Linda and the family. Frank will be missed by all who knew and loved him. We enjoyed many holiday meals together in Orange Beach and future holidays will not be the same without him. A class act! May God bless his family and may Frank Rest in Peace.

Posted by Bill Dobson - Mandeville, LA - Family Friend   August 26, 2017

May God bless and keep you and your family during this time

Posted by Connie Saucier - Friend   August 26, 2017


Rest in peace, my old friend. You will be missed.

Posted by Veronica Fannaly - Ponchatoula, LA - Family Friend   August 26, 2017