Obituaries: Ed Muchow

OTTUMWA-William Edward Muchow, 81, of rural Ottumwa, died at 4:55 a.m. February 9, 2018 at home.

He was born December 15, 1936 in Chicago, IL to John and Margaret Canny Muchow.  He married Marilyn Grannaman on April 26, 1958 and she preceded him in death on May 28, 2014.

Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Ed worked for 8 years at KLEE radio and for 25 years for the City of Ottumwa  Parks Department, retiring in 1998.  He was a member of the Rhythm Playboys and Ed Muchow and Bluegrass Gang.

Surviving are his daughters, Terri  VanderHoek of Rochester, NH and Kathy Muchow of Fremont; 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Jean Callas and Sue Huffman  both of Ottumwa; a brother, Tim Muchow of Ottumwa.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sue Muchow; a brother, Jack Muchow and 2 sisters, Dorothy McNutt and Helen Barwick.

His body has been cremated and no services are planned.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.