John David Muelker

March 15, 2011 • Obituaries


A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011, at Tabernacle Baptist Church for David Muelker, 54, who passed away Saturday, March 12, 2011, at his home. Pastor Jerry Beauer and Associate Pastor Jason Perry will be officiating. David was cremated according to his wishes.

His ashes will be buried at a later date next to his father at South Park Cemetery. David was born Oct. 11, 1956, in Sioux City, Iowa, to John [auth] Vernon and Laura Lois Dickie Muelker. His father and grandparents, Louis and Alice Muelker and Ora Snell preceded him in death.

He is survived by his mother, Lois Muelker; sisters: Jackie Sappington and Sandy Haykus; daughter, Chelsea Lynn Muelker; stepsons: Jeffery Barnemann and Aaron Barnemann; and stepdaughter, Pauline Brandon Gough. David graduated from Goddard High School in 1975. He went to college on a track scholarship with many four-year basketball options.

David was a great athlete and a very good friend to many. He worked in construction in Colorado for several years, then managed several high-end restaurants around New Mexico. Before his death he worked for 25 years in the car dealership (Desert Sun). He loved to cook and was a really great cook. David enjoyed cooking for all of his friends. He also had a great sense of humor. All of his friends and family will remember that and his big heart most of all.

David was a very caring person and brought Jeffery, Aaron and Pauline into his heart and his home. You couldn’t ask for a more generous and loving person. His family and friends will remember his wonderful smile and warm laughter. He will always and forever be in our hearts. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home and Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballard

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