Frederick  Barnes Muehlhausen


Frederick (Fritz) Barnes Muehlhausen, 70, of Marcellus, Michigan, died on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at approximately 3:10 a.m. at Spectrum Health Meijer Heart Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan, due to heart failure.
Born on March 16, 1949 in Logansport, Fritz was destined to become a "Lakie" through summers at the Barnes cottage on Lake Maxinkuckee. Having lived in Buck Creek and Fort Collins, Colorado, Fritz retired with his wife Elizabeth Pearce Muehlhausen at their summer home on Fish Lake in Marcellus, Michigan in 2010.
A "Logan Berry" on the Logansport High School basketball team, and later a graduate of Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, Fritz spent most of his career as a beloved professor in the Building Construction Management Program at Purdue University's School of Technology for nearly 30 years. He is survived by John Gordon (Amy) Muehlhausen of Dowagiac, Michigan; Emily Christine (Brian) Bopp of Fishers; Frederick David (Amanda) Muehlhausen of Borden, Saskatchewan, Canada; Kathryn Leigh (Nathan) Robinson of Austin, Texas; 12 grandchildren; siblings Gordon Muehlhausen, Christine Williamson and Steven Muehlhausen; and all of whom are very proud of Fritz's legacy through his students and family.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, at New Hope Fellowship, 201 W. Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, Michigan. A viewing will be held at 2 p.m., prior to the service, with a reception following the service.
A second service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at Mount Hope Cemetery chapel in Logansport. A reception will follow that service at approximately 3:30 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church.
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Published on August 8, 2019
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Chuck Erickson Jr
Aug 09, 2019
What a great guy! Fritz always had time for us Erickson boys at The Lake. I recall the time one of my younger brothers fell out of our outboard fishing boat in a hard turn inside our two piers when he twisted the throttle the wrong way! Fritz dove off your pier into 4 feet of water and grabbed the boat before it hit him and saved the day! Saddened to hear of his passing too soon. May God’s grace comfort all of the family at this difficult time as only He can.