Raymond Joseph Muggli, age 67, of Miles City, Montana passed away at Holy Rosary Healthcare Center following a farm accident on Saturday, July 6, 2013.
Ray was born on January 5, 1946 in Miles City, the son of the late Hugo and Cecilia (Diebele) Muggli. He attended Sacred Heart Grade and High Schools in Miles City. Following graduation, he attended Assumption Abbey College and Montana State University, returning to the family farm on the Tongue River. He married Paula Irene Weimer on November 29, 1969 and had three children: Dustin, Eric and a daughter who passed away at birth. Ray married Gerilyn Kellum on June 9, 1990. They made their home on the family farm and lived there until his death.
Ray valued personal responsibility, hard work, attention to details, craftsmanship, and effective business and farming practices. Ray’s first love was his family and grandchildren, followed by flying, aviation history, antique tractors, woodworking, and shooting. He was a member of Montana Pilots Association, Local Hanger Club, Sacred Heart Church, and a past member of the Jaycees.
Ray is survived by his wife Gerilyn, two sons, Dustin (Trixie, children Tristin & Amanda) Muggli and Eric (Jennifer, child Nathan) Muggli, all of Miles City; six siblings, Leonard and Jerome (Terri) Muggli of Miles City; Margaret Hinman, Jim (Shirley) Muggli and David Muggli of the Denver, Colorado area, and Martha (Bob) Heilman of Portland, Oregon and five step-children: Kenny (Christine) Kellum of Billings, MT; Corilyn (Bob) Dessino of New Jersey; Terry (Sara) Kellum of Shoreline, WA; Curt (Angie) Kellum of Surprise, AZ; and Kyle (Traci) Kellum of Grangeville, ID; and nineteen step grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home, Miles City, with family receiving friends from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. A memorial celebration will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Miles City, on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Private family burial will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Calvary Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsons.com.
The family requests that memorials be made to the charity your choice.