George F. Muenchow
Muenchow, George F. age 92, of Shakopee, MN passed away peacefully under the compassionate and dignified care of the staff at Friendship Manor of Shakopee on 7-27-2020. George was preceded in death by his wife Ardie on February 1, 2008. He is survived by sister Shirley (Duane) Miedtke of Rochester, MN; brother Jim Muenchow of Winston-Salem, NC; children Eric; Kurt; Todd (Tari); and Kristen (Darrin) Burdine; and 6 grandchildren. George was born on 3/24/1928 to George H. and Lilli Muenchow in Fall Creek, WI. The family then moved to the Twin Cities in Minnesota. George attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a master's degree in Parks & Recreation Administration. While attending the U of M, in 1948, he served as the men's Gopher Basketball Sr. Team Student Manager. He eventually became a member of the University's "M" Club. He was the Parks & Recreation Director for the city of Shakopee for 34 years, retiring in December of 1990. George, a Christian, was very involved in the Lutheran Church's youth programs during his younger years. He volunteered his service in the Walther League in many capacities in local and national levels. After retirement, George and Ardie lived on Lake Sanborn near Backus, MN. In the winter they were "snowbirds" on the Gulf Coast of Florida. After Ardie passed away, George continued this routine until recent years. George was a respected member of all communities that he resided in and a very generous and giving man. His family loves him deeply and he will be missed. Graveside service date to be determined.
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