Eldred Mühlhausen | Obituaries | Mankato Free Press
October 26, 1938 –
January 8, 2022
Muehlhausen, Eldred “Swede” W.
83, of Edina, died Jan. 8, 2022. Eldred grew up on the family farm in Sibley County, Minnesota and graduated from Le Sueur High School. As a child, he loved playing baseball, football, and basketball for his high school, and continued that passion for sports as a spectator of his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. After high school, he served in the United States Marine Corps and attended St. Cloud State University. He had a long and distinguished career with Allis Chalmers; Steiger Tractor; and machinery from Belarus. When he retired, he enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to drive, “coaching” them in squash and bringing them donuts on Saturday mornings. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Eldred’s greatest love was his wife, Janell, and his children and grandchildren, whom he adored with all his heart. He is predeceased by his wife, Janell (née Eastvold). He is survived by three loving children, AnnElisa Easthausen, John (Sarah) Muehlhausen and Sarah (Richard) Murphy; nine devoted grandchildren, Imaani Easthausen, Safiya Easthausen, Cecelia Easthausen, Lillian Muehlhausen, Henry Muehlhausen, Oskar Muehlhausen, William Murphy, James Murphy and Georgina Murphy; and his faithful brothers, Ronald Muehlhausen and Allan Muehlhausen. A funeral service will be held at the Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina on Saturday January 22 at 11 a.m. with visitation at 10:30 a.m. Memorials are preferred at Sloan Kettering Cancer Research or Mayo Clinic Heart Disease Research. Washburn-McReavy Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
Published on January 15, 2022