Charles Mullenhoff, 86, of Leigh, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at the Columbus Community Hospital, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Service Thursday, June 20, 2019, 10:00 A.M.
Zion Lutheran Church, Leigh Nebraska Rev. Michael Moreno Officiating
Visitation Wednesday 4-7 P.M. at Kracl-Leigh Memorial Chapel
Thursday visitation 9-10 A.M. at the Church
Committal in the Zion Cemetery with Military Honors
Lunch at Colfax County Fairgrounds
Memorials to Family Wishes
Charles was born April 22, 1933 to Carl and Florence (Asche) Mullenhoff in Leigh. He attended Zion grade school and graduated from Leigh High School in 1950. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 1952 and was honorably discharged in June 1956 as staff sergeant.
On October 3, 1954, he married Carolee Selichnow in Columbus. After his discharge they lived in Columbus and was employed at Dale Electronics as a production supervisor. During his lifetime he was engaged in farming, owned and operated Charlie’s Feed & Supply from 1972-1974, was employed at Bank of Leigh from 1973 through 1986 and served on the Board of Directors. He was a charter member and president of Leigh Optimist Club and a 60 year member of American Legion Post 302 where he was post commander and finance officer. He served on Leigh Community School Board and Leigh Businessmen’s Association, and numerous other boards. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church.
He will be remembered by his family for so many wonderful traits – his quick wit, good advice and leading the family in prayer. His antics will be cherished by his family and friends forever.
He is survived by:
His wife Carolee
Daughter: Sue (Cal) Fuhr
Son: Richard (Tricia) Mullenhoff
Daughter: Sandy (Mike) McMullin.
Grandchildren: Kim (Scott) Sucha and Adam
Melissa (Dustin) Brabec, Abbigail and Natalie
Jason (Ashley) Mullenhoff, Quentin, Jurnee, Lakin, and Nixon
Ryan (Kristin) Mullenhoff and Jackson
Tiffany (Sean) Malena, Emery and Everly
Justine (Cole) Fischer, Kashmir and Collins
Sister: Norma Maliha
He was preceeded in death by:
Sister and brother in-law: Gladys (Dwain) Freiberg
Brother-in-law: Laurence Maliha
Brother-in-law: Gayle Selichnow
Niece: Pat Cool
Nephew: Greg Freiberg