September 10, 1942 – May 28, 2017


Donald Eugene Muhs, 74, of Newton, Illinois passed away Sunday, May 28, 2017 at HSHS St. Anthony Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Illinois.


Graveside services for Don will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the New Saint Peters Cemetery, Newton with Pastor Tim Pearce officiating. A time of visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service Saturday in the cemetery. Cremation rites will be accorded, interment will be in the New Saint Peters Cemetery. Crain Funeral Home, Newton is assisting the family. Memorial gifts in honor of Don may be made to the Donor’s Choice.


Don was born on September 10, 1942 in Olney, Illinois the son of Eugene and Mary (Meisner) Muhs. In October of 1962, Don married Edna Louise “Mickey” Schedlbauer; she survives.

Don was an operator and supervisor for Halliburton until his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed camping, gardening, and cutting wood.


Don will be loved and remembered by his wife of fifty-four years, Mickey Muhs of Newton; son, Larry Muhs and wife Bernice of Newton; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and brothers Darold Muhs of Olney and Gary Muhs, wife Tamy of Poseyville, Indiana.


Don was preceded in death by his parents and grandchild Jessica Muhs