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Saturday September 30th, 2017
10:00am - 11:30am

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Saturday September 30th, 2017

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James William Muenks


James William Muenks, 82, of Edgewood, WA, died June 9, 2017, at home, from recently diagnosed terminal cancer.

He was born June 8, 1935, in Cadet Creek, MO (near Loose Creek), the oldest son of Norbert and Hildegard (Porting) Muenks.

A 1953 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, MO, he then served in the 59th Field Artillery Battalion, US Army, from 1955-1958, stationed in Germany. After his military service, he worked at the Muenks Feed Mill in Loose Creek. In 1962, he moved to Washington State and worked for Arden Dairy (17 years) in Seattle, and Auto Warehousing in Tacoma until retirement in 1997. On June 15, 1968, he married Mary Ann Panesko from Chehalis, WA.

He was an active member of American Legion Post 67 in Puyallup, WA. He also built tracks and coached BMX bicycle racing for many years. He made multiple trips to Germany, tracing genealogy. He loved to fish, including trips to Montana and Canada. His speciality was Washington salmon, which he loved to catch, smoke, and share with friends.

Predeceased by his brother Ronald Muenks, survivors include his wife, Mary Ann; son John (Amanda) Muenks, grandchildren Easton and Alaina; daughter Julie (Brent) Watts, grandchildren Drew and Gwen; brothers Edgar (Judith) Muenks, Robert (Shirley) Muenks, and David Muenks; sister, Marybeth Ligibel; and many nieces/nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017, at Morton Chapel in Linn. A Prayer Service will follow at 11:30 a.m. conducted by Fr. Daniel Merz. Interment will be in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery in Loose Creek.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Osage County Historical Society in Linn.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.mortonchapel.com.


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Ed: So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with family.

Linda L Roberts Sep 26 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I knew the Muenks family very well. Mary Jane (Wingrath) Buehler

Mary Jane Buehler Jul 9 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Jim. I am very grateful that I have gotten to know You as a reliable and sincere man. Your family can be proud of you Your last journey will be salvation from Your pain. May God bless You R.I.P.

Wolfgang Maeschig Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Jim. I am grateful that we have met and I am sure your last journey is salvation from pain.. Your family can be proud of you. I'll always remember You, as a sincere and friendly man. May God bless you.

Wolfgang Maeschig Jun 17 2017 12:00 AM

Edgar-Judy My deepest sympathy to both of you... Losing a sibling has to be hard especially now that you've lost more than one in less in the new year.... do take care dear friends... Again with deepest sympathy

Nelson Jean and Richard Brandt Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

Jim was a great storyteller! We always enjoyed his stories, adorned with such color and humor. A favorite one he liked to tell was about his army experience with the atomic cannon in Germany. Jim possessed a rare degree of common sense, which he was always willing to share with others. He was a good man, and we will miss him. Our deepest condolences with love and prayers to Mary Ann, John and Julie. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Amen.

Vince & Karyn Jun 16 2017 12:00 AM

Edgar, Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Linda Roberts Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM

Always enjoyed Jim he found us a place to stay at oneils in seattle while in the Navy, helped him clear your property in Pullop? and work on house you now call home good fruit from the plumb tree in driveway. Always enjoyed his visits to Loose Creek. Knew something bad wrong when he quit answering my Emails Missed as a friend and cousin. May he rest in pease AMEN Carl

Carl & Jeanette Lock Jun 15 2017 12:00 AM