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Frederick Barnes “Fritz” Muehlhausen, age 70, of Marcellus, passed away Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Spectrum Health Center, Grand Rapids. He was born March 16, 1949 in Logansport, Indiana to Gordon Delmar Muehlhausen and Betty Jeanne (Barnes) Muehlhausen.
Fritz granduated from Logansport High School and went on to Colorado State University, earning his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1971, Master of Science 1979 and graduated from Purdue University, PhD in 1989.
He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Pearce (Muehlhausen) July 10, 1971.
Fritz was destined to become a “lakie” through summers at the Barnes cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee in northern Indiana. Having lived in Fort Collins, CO and Buck Creek, IN, Fritz retired with his wife Elizabeth Pearce Muehlhausen at their summer home on Fish Lake in Marcellus, Michigan in 2010. Fritz is survived by four children and their spouses, and twelve grandchildren. His children and grandchildren love to carry on his love for the outdoors and lake living on Red Run Drive. He enjoyed golf, fishing, lakefront activities, college basketball and pre football. Fritz was an active member of New Hope Fellowship in Paw Paw.
Fritz is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Pearce Muehlhausen of Marcellus, four Children; John Gordon Muehlhausen (Amy) of Dowagiac, Emily Christine Bopp (Brian) of Fishers, IN, Frederick David Muehlhausen (Amanda) of Borden, SK, Canada and Kathryn Leigh Robinson (Nathan) of Austin, TX, 12 grandchildren along with his siblings; Gordon Muehlhausen, Christine Williamson and Steven Muehlhausen
The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 10, beginning at 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at New Hope Fellowship, 201 W. Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a celebration of life will commence at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Tim Gunderson officiating. Following services there will be a reception held at the church. On Sunday, August 11, the family will receive guests at the Mt. Hope Cemetery Chapel in Logansport, Indiana, for a service at 1:30 p.m. followed by a graveside committal. There will be a reception to follow at St. James Lutheran Church in Logansport, Indiana.