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Richard J. Muenks

Richard J. Muenks, age 65, of Loose Creek passed away Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Richard was born June 18, 1946 in Jefferson City, a son of the late Vincent W. and Margaret L. (Kirsch) Muenks.

Richard was a 1964 graduate of Fatima High School.

On July 31, 1971, Richard was united in marriage to Angie J. Backes at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Loose Creek. She survives of the home.

Until his retirement, Richard worked as a Recreation Officer at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. After retiring, he worked part time at Herbert Backes Poultry in Loose Creek.

He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, and a former member of the Loose Creek Community Club and Knights of Columbus. Richard served as a Little League coach, played softball, enjoyed horseshoe tournaments, hunting, fishing, and was a member of the Preference League at the Coop. He loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Angie, Richard is survived by: three sons, Shawn and his wife, April Muenks, of Taos, Steve and his wife, Kathy Muenks, of Bonnots Mill, and Kenny Muenks of Bonnots Mill and his fiancAC. Amy Jones of Belle; four brothers, Charles and his wife, Patricia Muenks, of St. Louis, Theodore and his wife, Joyce Muenks, of Bonnots Mill, Larry and his wife, Rita Muenks, of Bonnots Mill, and Gary and his wife, Elizabeth Muenks, of Linn; two sisters, Mary and her husband Marty Brandt of Linn, and Shirley and her husband Ted Hasenbeck of Linn; two grandchildren, Drew and Kaylee Muenks; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Richard was preceded in death by one son, Matthew Muenks, and one brother, Nicholas Muenks.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Don Antweiler as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Immaculate Conception Parish Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or Immaculate Conception School.

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Angie and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers are with you and yours.

Ray and Linda Peters Jan 19 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss. He was always a very kind man when I waited on him at the store.

Mary Lou Hackmann Jan 11 2012 12:00 AM

Sorry I can't make it to Mortons or the church services. Doctors have not cleared me to drive yet. All of you have my Sympathy. Richard was a great friend in high School.

Donnie B. Brandt Jan 10 2012 12:00 AM

Angie, I am so sorry for your loss of Richard. You and your family will be in my prayers during this difficult time.

Pat Strzelecki Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

Steve and Kathy, Sorry to hear about your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Give Drew and Kaylee hugs and love from us. Paul, Cheryl, Abby & Isaac Gentges

cheryl gentges Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

We extend our sympathy to the family

Al and Mary Kremer Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

Shawn and Family: We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Shawn always shared great stories of his father.

Branden Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

Steve and family, My sincere condolences on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Christine Laughlin Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

Angie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. God Bless you and your family.

Charlie & Jeanette Steele Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

With Sympathy for the Muenks Family

Patrick Anderson Jan 9 2012 12:00 AM

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