Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
Virg Muhlenkamp, age 80, of Coldwater, Ohio, died Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home.
He was born April 9, 1939 in St. Anthony to the late Leander & Hilda (Sutter) Muhlenkamp. On November 26, 1982 he married Patricia (Enneking) Sudhoff and she survives in Coldwater.
Also surviving are his children, Darlene Schwaiger of New Bremen, Gail (Ken) Macke of Ft. Thomas, KY, Eric (Nancy Alig) Muhlenkamp, Craig (Laurie Knapke) Muhlenkamp, Rick (Lois Klingshirn) Muhlenkamp, Kim (Dan) Bruns all of Coldwater and Brad (Carol Dirksen) Muhlenkamp of Osgood; step-son Bart (Candie Smith) Sudhoff of Cookeville, TN; 18 grandchildren; 2 step grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings and in-laws, Gladys Kuess of Coldwater, Doris Simons of Warminister, PA, Vern (Diana) Muhlenkamp of Englewood, Rita (Don) Kramer of New Bremen, Larry (Janice) Muhlenkamp of St. Anthony, Leroy (Sue) Muhlenkamp of Coldwater, Peggy Muhlenkamp of Coldwater, Bonnie Muhlenkamp of St. Anthony, Kathy Bowman of Kingman, AZ and Diane (Dave) Hemmert of Botkins.
He is preceded in death by a grandchild; his parents Leander & Hilda Muhlenkamp, his parents-in-law, Clem & Zita Enneking; siblings and in-laws, Ed Muhlenkamp, Terry Muhlenkamp, Ernest Kuess, Bill Simons, Linda Thobe and Ralph Bowman.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Coldwater, the Coldwater American Legion Post where he served two years as commander and the Coldwater Eagles. Virg served 5 years in the Ohio National Guard. He worked as a Millwright for 43 years at the former New Idea Plant in Coldwater and worked at the United Steelworkers Union 12 years.
Virg cared deeply about faith, family & friends and the great outdoors. His greatest pleasures were working outside, enjoying Reds games with his kids, and attending his grandkids activities.
Due to COVID-19 a private family Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Holy Trinity Church, Coldwater with live stream at (http://www.coldwatercluster.org/node/29). Burial will follow in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the State of the Heart Care 230 W. Main St. Coldwater, OH 45828. (https://stateoftheheartcare.org/).
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.