“God, Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change
the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference”. These are the words our Dad
lived by. These are the words that saved his life and gave him back to us. We will be
forever grateful for them.
Robert Bruce Muhm was born in Omaha, Nebraska on February 19, 1959 to Donald and
Joann (Larson) Muhm and took his last breath in his sleep, on April 2, 2018, at home with
his dog, Brody, by his side. Dad was not afraid to die, he always told us he was living on
borrowed time. We like to think of it as “earned” time. When he died, his wife, Barb
(Barbie Doll as he called her), was there to greet him. She is the absolute love of his life.
Even though she passed away on January 12, 2007, a day would not go by that he didn’t
think about her and when they would be together again, forever.
Dad spent his life doing exactly what he loved to do. Whether it be sitting in a tree stand
waiting for the chance to fill his deer tag, sitting on the dock at our cabin fishing for
whatever is biting, or the MANY hours he spent below the dam at Saylorville fishing his
heart out. He did it for food and he did it for sanity. Dad taught all of us to hunt, safely.
He taught us to tie and bait our own hooks. He taught us that this earth is not ours and to
respect it. Dad was an AVID football fan, he and Max spent quality time rooting for
their Vikings. And when they “almost” made it to the Super Bowl, Dad was ecstatic!
When Dad was not fishing or hunting, you would find him cheering on his son, Max, and
his teammates, no matter what sport. You could hear him above everyone, cheering and
encouraging every player, as he knew them all by name. Dad was voted the baseball
team’s #1 Fan. No matter how lousy he felt, he never missed a game. A constant
presence. That is where he will stay, constantly present. Even if we cannot see him, he is
right here by our side and in our hearts forever.
Those left to carry on his memory and tell his stories are his children, Lissa (Tyrone)
Belle, Max Muhm (Persephone Snyder); Lissa’s siblings, Tommy Gibbs and Kelsey
Gibbs; grandchildren Kylee, Sydney, Cheyenne, Justice, Ian, Mason, Julian, Makayla and
Teigan; Great-granddaughters, Nevayah, Liberty and Freedom (coming in July); brothers,
Maury (Donna) Muhm and Scott (Gina) Muhm, brother-in-law Bill (Linda) Weidmaier; sisters-in-law
Paula (Pete) Stewart, Mary (Terry) Fosselman, Joanne Berube; and numerous nieces/nephews
that thought the world of their Uncle Bob. He will be missed immensely by all who loved and knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joann and Don; his soul-mate, Barbara
Weidmaier-Muhm, mother-in-law, Martha Weidmaier; nephew, Corey Muhm,
sister-in-law, Jackie Weidmaier; and brother-in-law Greg Berube.
Please join us for a Celebration of Life on April 21, 2018, at Merle Hay Funeral Home,
4400 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA 50310, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Memorials may be directed to The Barbara Weidmaier Revocable Trust (Max’s college