Cyrus Karl Muecke, 63, of Powell, died on August 30, 2016, after a short but
courageous battle with cancer.
Cy was born September 5, 1952, to Hans and Helen (Bock) Muecke in Powell,
Cy graduated from Powell High School with the Class of 1970, and went on to
NWC for a year. After some college, he went to work at Food Basket IGA where he cut
meat for many years. While he worked there, he met the love of his life, Kelly
(McPherson) Muecke, and they married January 9, 1976. To this union they have two
wonderful children, Bethany and Ryan. After leaving Food Basket, Cy went to work at
Ralston Processing, where he worked until moving on to Marathon Oil. He worked as a
mechanic for Marathon for 25 years and took early retirement. This retirement was
short lived once he saw Kellyâ€™s â€œhoney doâ€ list; he went back to work and remained at
Whiting Petroleum as a pumper for the next 15 years.
Kelly, Beth and Ryan were the loves of his life. They have always been a very
close family, and cherish all the times spent with each other. They are extremely
thankful to have gotten to spend much time together at the end of his life. He passed
comfortably at him home, surrounded by the ones who loved him most, knowing how
much he was loved by so many people.
Cy was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed anything that had to do with the
outdoors and being in the mountains. You could often find he and Kelly out for a day
drive to North Fork, Sunlight, or the Beartooth Mountains to enjoy the scenery and look
at the critters. He loved to go camping and made many wonderful memories in the hills
as a family. When he wasnâ€™t in the mountains, Cy enjoyed tinkering around in his new
shop. He cherished the time spent with friends and family and adored his
grandchildren (and the feeling was completely mutual). It was not an uncommon sight
to see Papa throwing the grandkids up in the air, and hearing the screams and laughter
fill the air.
Cy is preceded in death by his parents, Hans and Helen Muecke, his
grandparents, Karl and Julia Muecke, and Cyrus and Ruth Bock, his father in law, Lindy
McPherson, and sister in law, Linda King. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kelly;
his daughter Bethany (Mark) Schledewitz, his son Ryan (Christy) Muecke, his brothers
Georg (Barb) Muecke, James (Bonita) Muecke, Paul (Kimberly) Muecke, and his
sisters, Susan (Chip) Lowery, and Miriam (Dirk) Currey. He also leaves behind 5
wonderful grandchildren, Hudson and Rilee Schledewitz, and Curtis, Tucker, and
Charlee Muecke, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services for Cy will be September 10 at 10:00 am at Union Presbyterian Church,
329 N. Bent in Powell. Burial will follow at Crown Hill Cemetary.
Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the
family asks for donations to be made to Spirit Mountain Hospice in Cyâ€™s name.
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