Keith Mugge

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Funeral services for Mr. Keith Mugge, 83 of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Wendy Van Tassell will officiate the service.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Mr. Mugge passed away Friday, April 9, 2010, at Northshire Residence in Spencer.

Keith George Mugge, the son of Arthur and Grace (Hessenius) Mugge, was born March 26, 1927, in O'Brien County, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Spencer, where he received his education, graduating from Spencer High School. During his younger years, he farmed with his father on the family farm. He later worked as a salesman with his brother-in-law, Doug Mays at M & M Products. Later, he worked in Iowa City as a feed salesman.

Keith married Sue Tyson on May 17, 1950, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they lived on a farm near Spencer, before moving to town, where he owned and operated Mugge Feed Company for over 30 years until his retirement. He was a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Spencer. For many years, Keith has spent his winters in Ixtapa, Mexico, where they had built a home overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which they enjoyed with their family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Sue on June 13, 2001; and two brothers: Robert and Morgan Mugge.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Mary Ann Landers, and her husband, Jim, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Michael Mugge, and his wife, Terry, of Spencer, Jill Steelhammer, and her husband, Dan of Bend, Ore., and Christopher Mugge and his wife, Jean of Spencer; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild on the way; one brother, Bennett Mugge of Spencer; two sisters: Beverly Kimball of Spencer, and Sandi Wilmot of Okoboji; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.