Obituary for Charles Muckey

Charles Muckey, age 82 of Northfield, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, following a brief illness. Charles Almon Muckey was born February 10, 1936, at his grandparents’s home in Waterford, Minnesota, to Harold and Verna (Howland) Muckey. He was baptized at the Congregational Church in Northfield and attended Northfield Schools. At the age of 16, Chuck began working at Silkey Bus Company. On June 14, 1955, he married Eileen Kappedahl at St. John’s Lutheran Church. After marriage they made their home in Northfield and Chuck remained with […]

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Charles Muckey, age 82 of Northfield, passed away with his family by his side on Thursday afternoon, January 10, 2019, at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, following a brief illness.

Charles Almon Muckey was born February 10, 1936, at his grandparents’s home in Waterford, Minnesota, to Harold and Verna (Howland) Muckey. He was baptized at the Congregational Church in Northfield and attended Northfield Schools. At the age of 16, Chuck began working at Silkey Bus Company. On June 14, 1955, he married Eileen Kappedahl at St. John’s Lutheran Church. After marriage they made their home in Northfield and Chuck remained with Silkey Bus. Chuck worked as a mechanic and manager for various owners of the same Northfield bus company – the only career he ever knew. In 2007, he semi-retired from Benjamin Bus although he remained active as a driver for several years.

Chuck was a longtime member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a former member of 4-H (with the girls), FFA (in high school), the Castle Rockers and the Waterford Farmer’s Club. He enjoyed travel, spending time at the lake and fishing. Chuck was kind and gentle and had a wonderful outgoing personality. He loved visiting and spending time with family and friends. Chuck spent many years as a loving and dedicated care giver for his wife and daughters.

Survivors include his daughter, Charleen (Pete) Volkert of Northfield; 3 grandchildren, Steven (Candice) Volkert of Northfield, Amber Volkert (Luke Unruh) of Silver Bay, Holly (Mark) Monson of Farmington; 4 great-grandsons, Bradly, Jackson, Trevor and one on the way; his brothers, David Muckey of Las Vegas, Len (Ruth) Muckey of Northfield; special friend, Dorothy Johnson; other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Eileen in 1999, his daughter Debra Nugent in 2005, his daughter Carla Muckey in 2010, his sister Carol Sorenson in 2012 and his parents.

Funeral services will be 11:00AM, Thursday, January 17, 2019, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield. Interment will be in Red Rose Cemetery, Waterford Township. Pallbearers will be Dan Johnson, Clay Kappedahl, Mark Monson, John Mortenson, Luke Unruh and Steve Volkert. Honorary pallbearers are his great-grandsons. Visitation will be 4-7PM, Wednesday, January 16, 2018, at the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and will continue at the Church one hour prior to the service.

Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Red Rose Cemetery

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

January 17, 2019 - 11:00 AM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
St. John’s Lutheran Church
500 3rd St W Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

January 16, 2019 - 4:00 PM - 7:00PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

2 Comments

  1. Marsha D. Kitchel

    Chuck was indeed a kind and gentle man, greatly interested in the stories of others. He will be missed in this world. Mom (cousin of Eileen) always said what a wonderful man he was, and I found that out for myself. My deep sympathy to my cousin Charleen and family. Marsha Kitchel

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  2. Peggy Madden

    Chuck was such a nice man. It was always such a pleasure to visit with him. He was always interested in what was going on in your life and was so happy to see you. I didn’t see him often but I treasured the time we spent visiting. Chuck was a gift to the people who knew him. I’m so sorry for the loss to his family.

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