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Walter E. Muhs

Walter E. Muhs, age 85, of Watertown, died Tuesday June 19, 2007 at the Elim Home of Watertown.

He was born April 2, 1922 at Mound, the son of John and Augusta (Chesiak) Muhs. Walter was baptized May 21, 1922 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Twp. by the Rev. Paul Beck, and confirmed April 5, 1936 at the same church by the Rev. Karl Rudolf.

Walter was united in marriage to Orla M. Meyer June 2, 1948 at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Delano by Rev. Bruhn.

He served in the US Army from November of 1942 to October of 1945. During that period of service, Walter earned a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Watertown American Legion Post 121.

Walter farmed until 1963, and then was employed at J. R. Clark in Spring Park from 1956 to 1972. In 1972, he went to work for Advance Machine in Plymouth, until retiring in 1986.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents, John and Augusta Muhs; brothers John and Clarence Muhs; sisters and brothers-in-law Helen and Eric Broeckert, Marie and George Johnson, Anna and Reuben Jones, Lucille and Walter Biersdorf, Henrietta Muhs, Harvey Meyer, Jack Carlin; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Marie Meyer.

He is survived by his loving family: wife, Orla; sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Mary Muhs of Highland Village, Texas, and Dale and Debbie Muhs of Watertown; and grandchildren Greg Muhs, Stephanie Muhs, Laura and Brian McSwain, Ben and Laura Muhs, Pat Muhs and fiancée Jennifer Seifert, and Amanda and Ben Rozeboom.

Walter is further survived by brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Howard and Betty Meyer of Bentonville, Ark., Juliana Meyer of St. Bonifacius, and Leona Carlin of Battle Ground, Wash.; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral service was Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown Twp. with the Rev. William Kirmsse officiating. Interment was at Watertown Public Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Walter’s grandchildren, Greg Muhs, Ben Muhs, Stephanie Muhs, Pat Muhs, Laura McSwain, and Amanda Rozeboom.

Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia.

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