Orville H. Muth

Orville H. Muth, 88, of Story City, Iowa, and formerly of Clear Lake, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Bethany Manor, in Story City.

Funeral Services were held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Major Erickson Funeral Home, 111 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Mason City, Iowa, with Rev. Kathleen R. Moore of the First United Methodist Church officiating.  A private family inurnment took place at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.majorericksonfuneralhome.com.

Orville was born Dec. 24, 1928, in Rockwell, Iowa, the son of Wilbur and Augusta (Brunstein) Muth.  He graduated from Rockwell High School in 1946, and continued his education at Wartburg College.  In 1948, Orville enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War until his honorable discharge in 1951.  Orville was united in marriage to Henrietta F. Long on Aug. 10, 1952.   Orville worked for Sieg Auto Parts for 37 years until his retirement in 1990.  He also ran the Swan Motel, Maid Rite Shop and took care of three duplexes.

Orville enjoyed spending time with his family.  He also enjoyed golfing, traveling, remodeling, painting and genealogy.  Orville was a handy man with a great sense of humor.  In his younger years he played baseball and basketball.  Orville was a member of the VFW and the Lions.

Orville is survived by three children, David (Donna) Muth, of McCallsburg, Iowa, Dale (Mary) Muth, of Mason City, and Kathryn (Kevin) Cheney, of Mason City; five grandchildren, Brian, Sheri, Matthew, Jacinda, and Nicole; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, Alvin Muth, of Mason City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2015; and brothers, Raymond Muth (in infancy) and Lyle Muth.

Arrangements were with Major Erickson Funeral Home & Crematory, Mason City.

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