Loren Ronald Muhlenburg, 86, passed away July 12, 2021 surrounded by his family at Iowa Methodist Medical Center.

He was born June 4, 1935, in Millersburg, Illinois to Loren and Vera (Stratton) Muhlenburg. He graduated from Muscatine High School in 1953. He married Virginia Reimers on August 2, 1953. He later married Verlene Allen on March 24, 1993. Throughout his lifetime he had worked numerous semi-driving jobs. He was also salesman for Bullock Garages, and The Garage Company. His last job was working for John’s Tree Service. His passion was to perform and play country music.. He played with many famous musicians and throughout the Des Moines area. Ron also led the Carlisle Jams for several years and his first jam was Bushy Creek. He also played at 42nd Street and the Iowa state fair.

Ron is survived by his children, Bruce (Deb) Muhlenburg, Cindy (Lauren) Border, Bob (Tracy) Muhlenburg), Barry (Valaree) Muhlenburg, and Candy Allen; his companion, Linda Gear; his special friends, Dale and Sheryl Weiman and Bert Mark; sisters, Pat (Ronnie) Hagens and Eileen Lindhorst; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia Muhlenburg; second wife, Verlene Allen-Muhlenburg; daughter, Nancy Eaton; sons, Brett Muhlenburg and Brian Muhlenburg; and his great-granddaughter, Nevaeh Swaim.

Visitation will be held Tuesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa. Funeral services will be held following the visitation at 12:00 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Loren Ronald Muhlenburg.

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