Layola Muhlenbruck Obituary

Layola   Muhlenbruck
Layola Muhlenbruck
Layola Muhlenbruck

July 19, 1943 - January 9, 2011
Born in Chariton, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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A Mass to celebrate the life of Layola Muhlenbruck will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, at Humeston Cemetery in Humeston, Iowa.

Layola was born in Chariton, IA on July 19, 1943 to Glenn and Maurine (Boyce) Williamson. She was raised in Humeston and graduated from Mormon Trail High School in 1960. Layola was very active in St. Brendan's Parish in Leon, Iowa. She attended Ottumwa Heights Junior College for one year, then entered Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1961, and graduated in 1964. Layola worked in the pediatric unit of Mercy Hospital after her graduation, and then worked in a doctor�s office for two years. She was the Director of Nursing at Orchard Place for the last 30 years of her nursing career. Layola served on the Board of Directors of the Mercy College Alumni Association. She retired in 2006, and moved to Arkansas with her husband, Joseph �Joe� Muhlenbruck. They were married on March 5, 1971.

Survivors include Joe�s sister, Janet (Daniel) Johnson of Fairbanks, Alaska, and their daughters, Megan, Lia and Zinash; and a host of many cousins and great friends. Layola was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Joe in February of 2008; and her parents. The couple had no children, and Layola had no siblings.

Visitation will be held from 5 -7 p.m. Thursday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where a vigil service will be held at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make any memorial contributions either to: The Susan B. Komen Foundation or Holy Trinity Catholic Church.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, January 13, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Humeston Cemetery
Humeston, IA US
Friday, January 14, 2011
2:00 PM
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church
2926 Beaver Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Friday, January 14, 2011