Arnold D. Muhle

June 23, 1936 – March 16, 2022

Arnold D. Muhle, 85, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at Meridian Gardens in Columbus.

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbus with Reverend Ollie Fullmer and Reverend Brad Birtell officiating. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Cemetery with military honors by the Hartman American Legion Post 84 Honor Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Gass Haney Funeral Home and will continue Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church. There will be a family prayer service Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. at the church.

Arnold David Muhle was born June 23, 1936, in Colfax County, Nebraska, to Arnold and Millie (Hilbert) Muhle, Sr. He was raised on the family farm south of Leigh, Nebraska, where he and his brothers and sisters helped their parents with the farming and chores. Arnie attended elementary school in Colfax County Dist. Elementary School No. 46 and graduated from Kramer High School in Columbus in 1953.

Arnie entered the United States Army on November 16, 1955 and was stationed in Korea until his honorary discharge on September 19, 1957. Upon his return from Korea, he went to work for CK Plaining Mill in Columbus where he learned many carpentry skills. which he continued long into his future. He was skilled in making kitchen cabinets, as well as many other items.

On June 29, 1958, Arnie married Patricia Spitz, whom he had met in high school, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Columbus. The couple built their first home and lived in Columbus until 1963 when they returned to the family farm and continued farming until 1993 when they built their retirement home and moved on. returned to Columbus. Arnie has never been known to sit still for long, so he went back to work part-time until 2013 when Pat fell ill and he stayed home to care for her.

Arnie enjoyed hunting, woodworking, reading, camping, visiting family and friends, and attending sporting events for his children, granddaughters, and great-grandson.

Arnie is survived by his daughter, Lynn (Tom) Shemek of Columbus; granddaughter, Angie Niedbalski of Columbus; granddaughter, Kristy (Tony) Jensen of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Remi Jensen and Faith Bonsack; son, Jeff (special friend Sandy Stankoski) Muhle of Columbus; granddaughter, Blaine Muhle of Glenwood, Iowa; granddaughter, Brea (Josh) Goodenkauf of Waterloo; great-grandchildren, Ryver and Revly Jo Dawn Goodenkauf; brother, David (Karen) Muhle of Columbus; sister, Shirley Johannes of Columbus; and his sister-in-law, Jerry Bornemeier of Lincoln.

Arnie was predeceased by his parents, Arnold and Millie Muhle; wife, Patricia Muhle; son, John Muhle; daughter-in-law, Reva Muhle; brothers-in-law, Donald (Ina Mae) Muhle, Kenneth (Edna) Muhle and Clint Johannes; sisters-in-law, Joan (Eddie) Zuroski and Elaine (Dale) Euchner; and in-laws, John and Emma Spitz.

Memorials are suggested to the VFW or the American Legion.

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