SCHUYLER — Don Muehlich, 82, of Schuyler, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Brookestone Acres in Columbus.
A funeral service was held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 15, at Christ United Methodist Church in Schuyler with the Rev. Dale Coates officiating. Committal with military honors was in Schuyler Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to CHI Hospital, Schuyler Library or Christ United Methodist Church.
Donald Lee Muehlich was born Jan. 28, 1935, in Fullerton to Harold and Violet (Frederick) Muehlich. He graduated from Schuyler High School in 1952. He served in the United States Army from 1954-1956. On Feb. 16, 1957, Don and Joan Oehlrich were married at Federated Church in Columbus. They lived and farmed near Rogers, where Don also fed cattle. Don was a pitcher and third baseman for the Schuyler Merchants for many years and played softball following his baseball career. He was a member of the Schuyler Masonic Lodge, Christ United Methodist Church for over 50 years and Schuyler American Legion, and past director of First National Bank in Schuyler. Don also served as president of the Schuyler Memorial Hospital Board, Schuyler School Board and School Board of District 4R and past president and treasurer of the Colfax County Livestock Feeders Association. He had served as director and treasurer of the Platte Valley Cattlemen's Association and in 1995 was awarded the Cattleman of the Year award by that organization.
Don is survived by his wife, Joan of Schuyler; two daughters, Dawnn (John) Reid of Omaha and Lori Williams of Wilsonville, Oregon; one son, Jon (Sue) Muehlich of Rogers; two brothers, Leon (Adair) Muehlich of Schuyler and Bob (Kathie) Muehlich of Omaha; a sister, Karen (Roger) deBrown of Lincoln; and five grandchildren; Jonathan (Breanne) Muehlich of Schuyler, Kelly (Lawrence) Scholl of Omaha, Rachal (Stan) Schulte of Lincoln JC (Angie) Reid of Omaha and Libby Williams of Corvallis, Oregon; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.