In Memory: Aug. 6

Don Stanford Muhleman, 71, Indian River Shores

Don Stanford Muhleman, 71, passed away on Aug. 1, 2020, in Vero Beach.  Don was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and grew up in Wheeling, W. Va.  He moved to Indian River Shores from Springboro, Ohio.

He was a graduate of West Liberty State College in West Liberty, W. Va., and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.  Don spent his career in the steel industry, retiring from AK Steel in Middletown, Ohio, as Director of Products and Marketing.  Don enjoyed his years of retirement.  Don loved living in “paradise” and enjoyed hosting his family at his house in Indian River Shores.  Don loved his dogs, Toby and Tara, and enjoyed walking along the boardwalk by Jaycee Park.

Survivors include his loving mother, Nelda Muhleman of Barefoot Bay, Florida; children Dana Samardzich (Alexander) of Valparaiso, Indiana and Lee Muhleman (Jessica) of Valparaiso, Indiana; step-daughter Chrystin Frantz (Jeremiah) of Franklin, OH; grandchildren Luke, Anna, Layla, and Aurora; sister Diane Gibbons (Dan) of Barefoot Bay, Florida; brother Brian Muhleman (Cathy) of Dublin, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Donald S. Muhleman of Wheeling, West Virginia and brother Reverend Doctor Keith Muhleman of Newburgh, New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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