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Arthur Muehling

June 3, 1928 -
June 23, 2022

Arthur J. Muehling 94 of Champaign passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022 at 9:35 am at

Carle Foundation Hospital surrounded by his family after a short illness.

 

He was born June 3, 1928 in Cissna Park IL the son of Leo Muehling and Mary Alt Muehling. Art

married Mary Long on August 26, 1956 at Shel…read more

Arthur J. Muehling 94 of Champaign passed away peacefully on June 23, 2022 at 9:35 am at

Carle Foundation Hospital surrounded by his family after a short illness.

 

He was born June 3, 1928 in Cissna Park IL the son of Leo Muehling and Mary Alt Muehling. Art

married Mary Long on August 26, 1956 at Sheldon Methodist Church, Sheldon, IL.

 

Art graduated from Cissna Park schools, then graduated with a BS from the University Of Illinois

and an MS from the University of Missouri. He served in the United States Air Force and

trained in meteorology at New York University. He was stationed during the Korean War as a

weather forecaster in Louisiana, French Morocco and Colorado Springs and was honorably

discharged as a 1st Lt. in 1956.

 

Art was a professor of Agricultural Engineering at the University of Illinois for 37 years. During

his professional career as an extension advisor, he travelled extensively throughout the state of

Illinois, the United States, Canada and the world. He was known internationally and his

knowledge was eagerly sought by private farms, corporations, and governments around the

world. Due to his travels, he has friends, professional and personal around the world. He

cherished those friendships to the end. He was a registered professional engineer. He was a

member of the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, Alpha Epsilon, Epsilon Sigma Phi,

Kiwanis International, Champaign County Farm Bureau, National Association of Retired Federal

Employees, American Legion and listed in Who’s Who in America. He has written many

magazine articles, journal articles, bulletins and ASAE papers.

 

Art was a visiting research professor at Max-Planck Institute in Bad Kreuznach, Germany on

sabbatical leave 1969-1970. He had sabbatical leave in 1980-1981 in Queensland, New South

Wales, South Australia and New Zealand and a study leave in the Scandinavian countries.

 

Art is survived by his loving wife of almost 66 years, Mary Long Muehling. One of the things they

particularly enjoyed doing together was world travel. They had the opportunity to visit Asia,

Africa, South America and too many more to list. He is also survived by his sons Thomas

Muehling, Craig (Christine) Muehling, granddaughters Rebecca (James Atkinson) Muehling,

Rebecca (Corey) Wells, grandson Timothy Potten, great granddaughters Olivia and Kate

Potten, great grandsons Vincent and Quentin Atkinson and Aiden and Elijah Wells, a brother

Donald (Kay) Muehling and many nieces and nephews.

 

Art was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Bernice Eifert, Dorothy Koppenhoefer

and Sylvia Jacobsen, and four brothers, Bernard, Charles, Richard and Robert Muehling.

 

Visitation will be Sunday June 26, 2022 from 2-4pm at Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Dr. West, Savoy

(morganmemorialhome.com) with a graveside service Monday June 27, 2022 at 2pm, Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka, IL.

 

Donations made be made to Champaign County Humane Society, 1911 E. Main St., Urbana,

Illinois 61802 or the donor’s choice.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, June 26, 2022

Time: 02:00 pm

Morgan Memorial Home

Address:

1304 Regency Dr. West
Savoy, Illinois 61874

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