Peter Muellenback, age 94, of Wheaton, Minnesota passed away Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Browns Valley Health Center in Browns Valley, Minnesota.
Visitation for Peter Muellenback will be held Friday, October 5th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service at Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton. Visitation will continue Saturday morning one hour prior to service time at the church.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton.
Military Rites will be provided by the Merton Dale American Legion Post #80. Pallbearers will be Chad LeClair, Brian Muellenbach, Corey Muellenbach, Gavin Rinke, James Rinke and Jon Mathias.
Interment will be in Wildwood Cemetery, Wheaton.
Throughout the years, beginning at a very young age, Peter worked many jobs in Wheaton. These jobs included shoe shine boy at the Barber Shop for 5 cents a pair, working for his supper as a bell hop at the hotel, the shoe store painting white shoes black, the coop store for $10 a week, pin setter at the bowling alley, 12-hour shifts for $2.50/day, behind the soda fountain at the Corner Drug store, to finally his last job before entering the Army Air Force, running the projection booth at the theatre. His most notorious job as a child of 12 years… he had his own paper delivery business, with 3 employees. Known as “Journal Pete”, he was considered the youngest agent employed by the Minneapolis Journal. Pete won a trip to Washington, D.C. in 1937 for obtaining 25 new subscribers to the Minneapolis Journal. After returning from the military and getting married, Pete was hired at the State Bank of Wheaton on December 10, 1946. He began at entry level, sometimes scrubbing the floors, became a teller, and 42 years later retired from the bank as Executive Vice President.
Funeral arrangements are with the Bainbridge Funeral Home in Wheaton.