Dennis James Mushinski

Dennis James Mushinski
June 24, 1955 – September 28, 2019

Dennis James Mushinski, 64, of Hearne, was lifted into the arms of God on September 28, 2019, in Bryan. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, with the Rosary recited at 6:30pm, Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am, Friday, October 4, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, with Rev. Msgr. McCaffrey, presiding. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, in Bremond. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Dennis Mushinski was born on June 24, 1955, in Rockdale, Texas. The youngest of three children of Kie and Willie Mae Wilganowski Mushinski. He graduated from Hearne High School with honors and later received his Associates degree from Blinn College. Dennis always had a charismatic charm about him. From early childhood, he was known as a true southern gentleman, a real cowboy. Dennis was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer on August 11th and immediately went to work assembling his ‘team’ because he was going to beat this disease.

Dennis retired from the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor and pursued his passion, cattle ranching. Dennis was a true volunteer and would help whenever asked, he supported many non-profit organizations, he was a founding member of the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons Ball Brazos Valley, board member of the Bison Festival, volunteer for the VFW Post 4692 and the American Heart Association. Dennis was known for taking care of other people, being considerate for others was his trademark. Dennis was a member of the Booger County Cook Off team and participated in many IBCA and Lone Star sanctioned cook offs.

He married his best friend and soulmate Debi Schuler Mushinski on May 21, 1994. They celebrated 25 years of marriage this summer with a trip to Germany. Dennis was very much part of the lives of his children and grandchildren encouraging them to become the best in all their success in life. Dennis was the truest friend anyone could ask for, he was the kind of man that did not judge others and accepted you for who you were. He was a happy and honest man, a true gentlemen and a friend to all who met him.

His parents, nephew Troy Jr. and brother-in-law Ron Wilson precede him in death.

He is survived by his wife, Debi Mushinski; daughter, Krista Mushinski; sons James and wife Eleanor Schuler, Michael and wife Devon Schuler, and Sparky and wife Holly Schuler. Brother Kie Mushiski Jr., and wife Donna, sister Bobby McDonald, brother-in-law Bill Wilson and wife Lana. His grandchildren, Kristen, Kallie, Kolton, Bailey, Mason, Reese, and another grandbaby on the way, as well as a great-grandbaby on the way. Nieces Koda Podaras and husband Perry, Jessica and husband JR Ramirez, and Angelina Wilson, nephews Troy McDonald, Sr., Bo Mushinski and wife Lexi, Ron Wilson and Don Wilson.. Great nieces Jessica and Isabella, great nephews Gavin, Kie and Charlie and his lifelong friend Luke Collette. Dennis will also be missed by numerous relatives and close friends and his fur baby Poochka.

In lieu of flowers memorial gifts may be made to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210, in the memo line note stomach cancer research.

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  1. Debbie,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You two fit together so well. He is a good man, none better.
    If we can to anything, please let us know. Blessings, my Friend.
    Deacon Ted

  2. Debbie,
    Words cannot express how sorry we are to hear that Dennis has passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers both now and in the days ahead. Blessings to you and yours, Nancy & Larry Yung

  3. Our heartfelt condolences to you, Debbie. We truly loved Dennis, but know he’s in a better place now. Please call on us if we can help you out in any way.
    Gilbert & Beth

  4. Debbie, We are so saddened to hear this. You and your family are in our prayers.

    John and Pam Calvin

  5. Debi – we were so sad to here about Dennis – Bill had been keeping us updated on his condition. We thought for sure he could beat this disease. We will always remember the fun times at Angie’s Birthday parties. You will be in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Dale & Sandra Gidley

  6. Debi,

    Heartfelt thoughts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow…

    Sean and Cindy Collins

  7. Krista,

    I am so very sorry that you lost your dad. Please know you are in my thoughts, prayers and heart.


  8. Debi, Our condolences to you and your family. May God give y’all the strength and comfort on the days to come.
    Julian and Julie Hernandez

  9. Debbi and Krista
    My heart breaks for you all. Dennis was such a good person. He was always cheerful and caring if others. I have such fond memories sitting at Aunt Willa Maes table talking and eating with you, Dennis, and Billy. Those were great times. I know he is in a better place but his memory will live on in those who loved him. God Bless You all

  10. Debi,
    So heartbroken for you and your family. Nothing prepares us for the devastating loss of our loved ones. Sending healing prayers for the aftermath that affects you all. One day at a time God eases the rawness of the pain and the loneliness that follows. After some time the tears are replaced with the sweet memories that make us smile and appreciate the time that we had. Love you mightily dear friend and will always be here to listen and provide a shoulder to cry on.

  11. Dennis Mushinski has been a friend for many years. He was a great man with a heart of gold who would do anything to help his family, friends, and complete strangers. I am sorry for everyone’s loss. He will be missed but never forgotten by everyone.


  12. Dennis i will miss you picking on me but more then that i will miss the way you picked on Maddison. I have a big empty place in my heart the sadness comes over me in the oddest times. I must not go on anymore you are in a better place. This I know from the sun rise this morning it had a special glow and that was all about your new home in heaven. ❤️

  13. So sorry for your loss Dennis was a fine young man My heart,goes out to his family. Lifting you up in prayer

  14. To the Mushinski family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Dennis. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say. Please know that prayers of comfort and strength are being sent up to our Heavenly Father, may those prayers along with many good thoughts of Dennis bring you peace through the months to come. He will definitely be missed. God bless you all. Rest peacefully Dennis.

  15. We were so saddened to hear about Dennis’s passing The last time I saw him was when u and him came to El Alamo for dinner and we laughed about the pie misunderstanding Dennis was a very special person Our deepest condolences to you Debi and all the family

  16. Cuz, I know by now that you are with the family and I am sure that there is one heck of a 42 domino game going on, you will be missed by everyone but we will all be together one day. Tell everybody hello and that we miss them. To Debbie and family I know Dennis loved y’all and it is hard to say goodbye but he will be watching us. Love Chris Mushinski and family.

  17. Cordial condolences from Tasso and family we are deeply touched and will remember you a good trip my friend!
    Light should be the earth that will cover you. God should forgive him!

  18. Debbie
    Continued prayers for you and your family. We are so sorry for your loss. May God bless you with peace and comfort.

  19. Debi,
    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the Lord to be with you and your family and that he will give the strength that you will need.

    God’s Peace.

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