Darwin “Hugo” Muchow, age 75, husband of Barbara, of Gaylord, passed away at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis surrounded by his family on Monday, March 9.
A Memorial Service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 21. Pastor Peter Naumann will officiate. The pianist will be Rhonda Stolt.
Congregational hymns will be “Nearer My God To Thee,” “How Great Thou Art,” “Be Still, My Soul,” and “Eternal Father, Strong To Save” (Navy Hymn).
Urn bearer will be Godchild, Dana Muchow.
Honorary urn bearers will be Linda Stark, Brandon Nelson, Meshawn Muchow, Joleen Moske, In Remembrance, Dustin Muchow
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 20. It will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday, March 21.
Military Honors by the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Post #433 in Gaylord.
Interment will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Mountville, Dryden Township,
A Celebration of Life will be planned for May with an exact date to be determined. If you have health concerns or are not able to attend either visitation or funeral service, rest assured there will be another opportunity to pay your respects to the family and reflect on the full life that Hugo lived.
Darwin “Hugo” Steve Muchow was born to Wilhart and Dorothy (Kujas) Muchow in New Ulm on May 20, 1944. Hugo was baptized as an infant at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mountville, on June 4, 1944, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop on June 15, 1958, He was a 1962 graduate of Winthrop Public High School.
On Aug. 1, 1963, Hugo enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served from 1963-1969. While in the Navy, he served on the USS Newport News, a heavy cruiser, which patrolled the Atlantic. After his retirement from the Navy, Hugo returned to Sibley County and worked for Del's Constructions of Le Sueur for over 30 years as a brick mason.
On Nov. 12, 1977, Hugo was united in marriage to Barbara (Turck) Zarnott at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Darwin. After their marriage, they resided in Gaylord to raise their three children, Jeffrey, Joshua and Rebecca.
Hugo was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, Manthey-Asmus American Legion Post #433 in Gaylord, Winthrop VFW Post #4078, New Auburn VFW Post #7266, and the Sertoma Club in Gaylord.
Hugo was a social butterfly. He loved playing cards and visiting friends and family. Hugo enjoyed his garden, the planting, but not the weeding. The annual week at the lake with his immediate and extended family was often filled with fishing, cards, bean bag tournaments and lots of laughter. He also liked family reunions, including the one with his in-laws, the Turcks.
Hugo and Barb regularly attended his ship’s reunions and met often with his Navy buddies all over the country. He adored all of his grandchildren.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Barb Muchow of Gaylord; children, Jeffrey Muchow of Litchfield, Joshua (Carrie) Muchow of Esko, and Rebecca Muchow of St. Louis Park; grandchildren, Zachary, Alexis, Finn, Scout, Leighton, and Zoë; brothers, Dennis (Marcy) Muchow, Donovan (Terri) Muchow, and Dallas (Sue) Muchow; sisters, Diane (Bryan) Jacobson, Demetra (Scott) Redner, and Dawn (Chris) Nelson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Gary (Kerry) Turck of Roy, Utah, Carol (Randy) Werner of Litchfield, and Jim (Lisa) Turck of Litchfield; many nieces, nephews, and his much loved cousins.
Darwin was preceded in death by his parents, Wilhart and Dorothy Muchow; infant sister, Ruby; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Phyllis and Lloyd Turck; and brother-in-law, Donald Turck.
Hugo was taken to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, on Feb. 23, and cared for by wonderful doctors and nurses. Despite all their efforts: His ship has sailed.
Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com/. Please click on obituaries and guest book. Memorials preferred.