Obituary: Richard “Rick” Muenzer (1941 – May 3, 2014)

By Submitted May 13, 2014 11:19 am

 Richard “Rick” Muenzer passed away on May 3, 2014, in Crescent City at age 72 years. He was born in Gilroy, Calif., and was a 32-year resident of Crescent City when he wasn’t in his RV. Rick had an extended untreated illness that finally caught up with him. He passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family.

Prior to moving to Crescent City, Rick and his family lived in San Jose, Calif., where he was employed as a printer. He worked for/with his father and mother learning all aspects of the printing business but chose to go in a different direction when they retired. Upon moving to Crescent City, Rick started his own business assembling and selling computers. Several years later, he purchased commercial property, which he and his wife managed for 28 years. Rick also owned and managed Better Health Plus, a health club, from 1994-2003. He developed his love of gym/health clubs as a teenager and that love continued throughout his lifetime.

Rick and his wife, Holly, met through their mutual love of water skiing. They enjoyed water skiing, RVing and snow skiing in their early years together and that continued after the arrival of their twin daughters. Upon moving to Crescent City, Rick decided to build a shop on their home property. He audited a home building class, hired some of his fellow students to help him and accomplished that task. He continually found ways to get educated in whatever his current interest was and always traveled his own path. Rick also enjoyed gardening before acquiring commercial property. Rick managed the care of his father, Walter Muenzer, who suffered from Alzheimer’s in his final years, allowing Walter to remain in his own home with the help of a few very special, caring people. During the last ten years, Rick and his wife enjoyed RVing half time, hiking and biking.

Rick is survived by his wife of 51 years, Holly; their two daughters, Erika, Sacramento, Calif., and Krista, Medford, Ore., and his grandson, Eric, Medford, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Gaile Muenzer.

It is the wishes of Rick and his family to have no public services. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to a charity of one’s choice.

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Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.