Muehlenbeck Jr., William, Saginaw, Michigan


On December 3, 2014 William was taken by his Lord and Savior to his heavenly Home and was greeted with open arms by his late wife, Bea. He was born on November 28, 1917 in Saginaw to the late William A. and Linda M. (Dirker) Muehlenbeck. He married Beatrice Langlois Meyer on November 9, 1945. She preceded him in death on January 15, 2014. William was a successful entrepreneur in the Saginaw Community having owned and operated Muehlenbeck Construction until the 1970s. One of his many business plans also included owning a Harley Davison Motorcycle shop. In 1936 and 1938 he won the Jack Pine Race (a motorcycle race from Lansing to West Branch). He was key in developing the Swan Valley Golf Course during the 1960s. His love for the game of golf carried throughout his life as he played well into his 90s and made numerous Hole-In-One achievements. William was a faithful member of Peace Lutheran Church for over 70 years, having served as an Elder, Church Council Member, as well as various other activities and positions within the church. He leaves his sons: Mel and Patricia Muehlenbeck, William John and Nancy Muehlenbeck, and Brent Muehlenbeck Sr.; grandchildren: Mark Muehlenbeck, Farmington Hills, MI, Matt and Cynthia Muehlenbeck, Bass Lake, CA, Molly and Tom Muehlenbeck Hicks of Fenton, MI, Kerry Muehlenbeck, and Kelly and Brian Adams. There are 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He also leaves many beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Brent Muehlenbeck Jr. A Funeral Service will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State). Pastor Paul Hinz will officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit the funeral home on Friday, December 5, 2014 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Peace Lutheran Church or a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.