Monday, June 6th, 2011
Robert L. Muhlenkamp, 80, Rockford, died at 7:25 a.m. June 5, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born July 9, 1930, in Mercer County, to Herbert and Asella Miller Muhlenkamp. He married Josephine Custer, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Michael (Angela) Muhlenkamp, Pacifica, Calif., and Scott (Lisa) Muhlenkamp, Celina; three daughters, Jennifer (Rich) Miller, Rockford, Ginger (Doug) Lehman and Gloria (Craig) Valentine, all of Celina; three brothers, Bernard (Kathleen) Muhlenkamp and Lavern (Pat) Muhlenkamp, all of Coldwater, and Gerald (Eileen) Muhlenkamp, Celina; a brother-in-law, Alvin Saintgnon, Celina; two sisters, Pauline Hess, Coldwater, and Dorothy (Louie) Hoyng, Celina; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Mary Ann Saintgnon, and one granddaughter.
A member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Rockford, he attended Immaculate Conception School in Celina. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge in Rockford, and the Moose Lodge, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, all in Celina.
His lifelong work was in construction. He served with the U. S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Services are 11 a.m. Thursday at Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, the Rev. Kenneth Alt officiating. Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Rockford.
Calling is 2-8 Wednesday and one hour prior to service Thursday at the funeral home. The Eagles will hold a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Celina Area Visiting Nurses.
Condolences may be left at ketchamripley.com.