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Michael "Mike" Muench

June 5, 1949 — August 14, 2023


Michael "Mike" Muench

Mike Muench passed away in his home on August 14th, 2023. He was born June 5th, 1949, in Scott City Kansas to John Muench and Monica Norris. Mike graduated from Scott Community High School in 1967. After High school he enlisted into the Army. He served in the Army from August 1969 to March 1971. He went to Vietnam January 1970 and was in the Artillery Unit until he came home in March 1971. He was Honorably discharged March 31, 1971, as a SP-4. When he returned, he was a County Appraiser for Scott County. He then later enrolled at Fort Hays State University and graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He went to work for Fort Hays State University as an IT Specialist backing up their servers. He retired from FHSU in 2022.

When Mike returned from Vietnam, he met Judy Mitchell. They later married on August 5th, 1972. From that marriage they had two children, Christopher, and Jennifer Muench. They later divorced. He then met Carla Harold and they married June 25th, 1994. Mike became a stepfather to Michael and Kenneth Mortimore.

Mike loved his grandchildren; they were especially important to him. When he would visit them at their jobs, he would visit with everyone around him. That is how he became known as Grandpa around Hays. When he would see his grandchildren, he always asked if they needed gas in their cars. He enjoyed going to McDonalds every day and visiting with his friends. He loved his dog and always took her for a drive and a cheeseburger. Mike would go to church every day and pray; he had a strong faith in Christ.

Survivors include his son Christopher Muench (Nicole) of Hays, Ks. His daughter Jennifer Fox (David) of Wichita, Ks. His two stepsons Michael Mortimore of Chase, Ks, and Kenneth Mortimore (Billie Jo) of Scott City, Ks. He also has two sisters, Jennifer Fairleigh (John) of Scott City and Janet Fiegel of Loveland, Oh. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, plus numerous nieces, and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carla Muench, his parents John and Monica Muench, two brothers JD Muench and Pat Muench, and a nephew Jay Roger Muench.

The family would like those that are coming to the visitation Friday evening to wear their Chiefs or FHSU attire. 

Viewing and Visitation will be Friday, August 18, 2023 from 4 PM to 8 PM with an Immaculate Heart of Mary parish vigil and rosary service at 7 PM all at Keithley Funeral Homes and Crematory - Brock's Chapel, 2509 Vine Street Hays, KS 67601.

Graveside services will be Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 2 PM in the Scott County Cemetery, Scott City, KS with viewing and visitation from 12 Noon to 1:30 PM prior to the graveside services at Price and Sons Funeral Home, 401 South Washington Street Scott City, KS 67871.

Services in care of Brock's - Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Condolences may be left by guest book at

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Past Services


Saturday, August 19, 2023

12:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

Price and Sons Funeral Homes - Scott City

401 South Washington Street, Scott City, KS 67871

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Graveside Service

Saturday, August 19, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

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