Muhlbeier, Wayne Douglas

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Wayne Douglas Muhlbeier, 67 of Edmonton, Alta. passed away Thurs. Dec, 16, 2021, at the Edmonton General Continuing Care Centre.

Wayne was born in Castor Alta. to Frank and Lee Muhlbeier, on July 24, 1954. 

Wayne grew up on the farm near Castor, then went to NAIT after high school, and earned a certificate as an Electronic Technician, then later was a Journeyman Parts Person, working several years at Turnbull Motors. 

He worked in sales and as an automotive parts re-manufacturer, heading his department. He later worked in and around central Alberta, as a Journeyman Heavy-Duty Equipment Technician, until his early retirement, due to health issues. 

Wayne was a Mopar fan, having collected several rare and classic muscle cars.  He was constantly working on one project or another, and often spent his spare time at the family farm, fixing machinery or helping his father and brother with the harvest, seeding and the cattle.

Although a lifelong bachelor, Wayne was very social, frequently visiting with family and friends, often visiting cousins who lived near him in the Hazeldean neighbourhood, where he lived for a long time, before moving to St. Albert. 

He could often be found at the Red Goose restaurant, or the neighbourhood pub, always talking to other patrons.  

Wayne passed away peacefully after suffering for many years from chronic kidney disease. 

A celebration of life will be held in the spring or summer of 2022.

Wayne is survived by his siblings Robert (Marilyn) Muhlbeier, Ken Muhlbeier, Judy (Larry) Pals, Fred Muhlbeier, Carol (John) MacNeil, Brenda Gebhardt, Dianne (Patrick) Page, Darcy (Tracy Quinlan) Muhlbeier, nieces and nephews: Greg, Roberta, Teri (Mike), Dean, Travis (Elizabeth), Ryan (Laura), Colin (Lisa), Sean, Melissa, Leanne (Matt), Christopher and Rebecca, and 10 great nieces and nephews. 

He was predeceased by his father and mother, Frank and Lee Muhlbeier, brother-in law Andy Gebhardt, and nephew Jarrett Gebhardt.

Those wishing to pay their respects to the Muhlbeier family may do so be visiting 

Parkview Funeral Chapels were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements.  For further information please call 403-882-3141.

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