Justin R. "Chick" Mueninghoff, 76, loving husband to Edna Branham Mueninghoff, passed away on Sunday January 15, 2017 at Jewish Hospital. He was born to the late Leo and Amelia Kramer Muenninghoff in Louisville on May 26, 1940, and preceded in death by brothers, Robert and William Mueninghoff.
He was a member of Plumber's Union Local 107.
Besides his wife, he is survived by children, Beth (Kathy), Leo (Vicky), Sarah Mueninghoff, Amy Smith (Tony), and Mark Kelly (Teri) along with grandchildren, Austin, Tiffany, Ryan, Logan, Justin, Joshua, Amber, and Andrea. He will also be missed by his brother and sisters, Tom and Rose Ann Mueninghoff and Dottie Ledington.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 am at Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home, 4400 Dixie Highway. Visitation will be Thursday from 2-8 pm at the funeral home.
Chick Mueninghoff, born and raised in the Louisville, Shively area, attended St. Helen School and graduated from Flaget High School, Class of 1958. He spent his younger years playing baseball with his brothers at Shively Park. During high school he was president of Shively Teen Club.
Chick worked hard and played harder. He was always up for a good time whether it was camping, fishing or just sitting around shooting the... .breeze over a cold beer. His laugh was contagious and he often had a smile on his face. He was quick to help anyone with a plumbing problem or some other job to be done.
Fun loving is a word many people would use to describe Chick. He was a one of kind dancer and his colorful language and sayings were certainly unique. Many people have stories to share about Chick and the volleyball parties at his old house as well as his and Edna's weekend long Derby parties.
Chick spent time in Pike County where he gained a lot of new family and friends. He enjoyed visiting and passing time in the front porch swing of his house in Lizzie Fork. He would sit and talk with anyone who happened to be driving by.
For the past two years he has battled lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis. For a long time, he didn't let it slow him down too much. He still made his rounds to Kroger, Walmart and Meijer. The past few months have been difficult watching him get weaker. He watched many episodes of Gunsmoke as well as University of Kentucky football and basketball games.
It is never easy to say goodbye but it was Chick's time to move on to better things. Here's to hoping he has joined family and friends in a place with no oxygen tubes and plenty of Bud Light.
Thursday, January 19th, 2017 2:00pm - 8:00pm, Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
Friday, January 20th, 2017 11:00am, Louisville Memorial Gardens Funeral Home
Louisville Memorial Gardens Cemetery