Bert Muir, 90, of 1285 Dunleith Ct., Dubuque, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Stonehill Care Center.
Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 13, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, where friends may greet the family from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Rev. Daniel Knepper will officiate. Military Honors will be accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Friends may also greet the family from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 12, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Road., where there will be a wake service at 6:30 p.m. Honoring Bert’s wishes, his body will be donated to the University of Iowa Medical School. After the medical school has completed their educational use of the body, the cremated remains will be interred in Linwood Cemetery. Bert was born August 13, 1921 in Dubuque, the son of Samuel and Margaret (Grue) Muir. He married Lois A. Terris on January 25, 1945, at St. Raphael Cathedral, Dubuque.
He served his country in the Army Air Corps during WWII, from 1942 through 1946, in the U.S. as well as overseas.
Bert was employed by Unique Balance Division of the S.H. Pomeroy Company as vice-president and manager in the early years of his business career, and later was employed by and retired from Interstate Power Company as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary.
Bert was active in many community activities, serving as Chairman and Director of the United Way, Director of the American Red Cross, President and Director of the Alverno Housing Group, Chairman of the Board and Director of the Dubuque Savings and Loan Association, Director of the Dubuque Chamber of Commerce, Trustee of the Finley Hospital, as well as a founding Director of Junior Achievement of the Tri-States. He was also a long time member of Rotary International.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lois Muir; three sons, Michael (Suzanne) Muir, Mark (Mary Kay) Muir, Peter (Susie) Muir; his daughter, Mary T. (Terry) Muir-Reelitz; ten grandchildren, Ben (Cari) Muir, Molly (Mark) Omura, Martha (Ben) Beard, Marty (Bobbi) Muir, Beth (Brian) Smith, and Erin Muir, Niki (Ted) Osterberger, and Sam (Julie) McMahon, Peter (Katy) McMahon, and Leah (Joe) Specht; twelve great-grandchildren, Chandler and Makenzie Muir, Ed, Calvin, and Hank Osterberger, Henry and Leo Omura, Josie and Harper Beard, Max and Alyssa Muir, and Evie McMahon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Dorothy Nevins and Mildred Paulson. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Dubuque and Stonehill Care Center. The family would like thank the staff at Stonehill Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque for their excellent care.
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