Marion E. Muchow

Marion E. Muchow

Marion Emma (Vesper) Muchow, 95 of Galena, IL passed away Thursday, June 1, 2017 at her home. Funeral service will be 11 AM, Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, where friends may call after 9 AM, until time of service. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, rural Galena. She was born May 20, 1922 in Jefferson, WI the daughter of Arthur and Mary (Gross) Vesper. Marion graduated from Johnson Creek High School with the class of 1940. She married Kenneth “Chew” Muchow on July 7, 1972 and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2014. She worked for Burgess Battery Factory in Galena for eighteen years until it’s closing in 1968. Marion then began working at Eaton Corporation, Hanover, IL in 1969 and worked there until her retirement in 1984. Following retirement she worked for the Jo Daviess County Courthouse for the County Collector, was a meter reader for Jo Carroll Energy, secretary and caretaker for St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Galena. She loved watching the “Cubs”, bird watching in her bay window, gardening with her best friend “Kenneth”, spending time with her family. Surviving are her children, Vern “Butch” Behlke, Jr and Barbara (Jim) Korte both of Scales Mound, IL, Keith Behlke of Lena, IL and Lynn (Darell) Puls of East Dubuque, IL, ten grandchildren, Cory (Tracy) Behlke, Jody Behlke, Jeremy (Angela) Behlke, Rod Korte, Chad (Jodi) Korte, Jeff (Jen) Korte, LayCee (Lee) Lightfoot, Tim (Nichole) Puls, Stephanie Puls and Brad Puls, twenty great-grandchildren and one great great-granddaughter, her six step-children, Chrystal “Dolly” (David) Huenke, Penny (John) Basten, and Butch (Connie) Muchow, Bill (Diane) Muchow, Howard (Cyndy) Muchow, and Bernie (Marilynn) Muchow and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, three brothers, Robert, Earl and Merlin a sister, Catherine Boomer. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Wells, Hospice of Dubuque and her special neighbors, Bob and Patty Nolan your kindness and compassion during this difficult time will never be forgotten.

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