Muhlfeld, Christian J.
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Christian "Chris" J. Muhlfeld, of Bethel, CT died Thursday May 29, 2014 at his home.
A Good Guy with a big heart lost his brave fight to Sarcoma on May 29,2014. The spark of this family has left, but his spirit will live on. He was 53.
Chris was born on April 29, 1961 to the late Arthur E, and Elizabeth J Muhlfeld in Camp LeJune, North Carolina. He was proud of his Marine beginings. A Bethel native, Chris attended Bethel Schools and was a 1979 graduate of Henry Abbot Technical School in Danbury in the electrical department. He attended the IBEW local 488 apprentice program and received his journeyman's license after completion. During his career, he worked for Basher Electric and Rizzo Electric in Danbury, and Dube Electric in Waterbury, a career that lasted many years. He was very proud to be a Union Electrician of Local Union 488.
A former member of the Bethel Volunteer Fire Department, he was a Battalion Chief during his time of service. His love of auto racing found him at the Danbury racearena many Saturday nights as a pit crew member for Bill Meeken. He was also a pit crew member of Jim Dolan's #69 Modified for many years. Chris enjoyed traveling to the races, friendship and the love of competition. He loved to tease his daughters and shared his love of auto racing with them.
He was a good guy who tried the best he could in everything he did. He is survived by his high school sweetheart: Joan; daughters: Paula and Deborah, who he loved very much. He is also survived by his sister: Lisa Muhlfeld Smith; brother in law: Charlie; nieces: Morgan and Jordan, and nephew Andrew. He is also survived by his Aunt: Gloria Boyhen; cousins: Robert Boyhen, Glenda Boyhen, Kathy Francis, and Thomas Comer and numerous friends and coworkers. The family dog, Presia will miss him.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Bethel Volunteer Fire Dept., Stony Hill Volunteer Fire Dept., Ability Beyond or Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut.
The family will receive friends at the Bethel Funeral Home, 215 Greenwood Ave., Bethel, Monday, June 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.
The funeral will be held at the Bethel Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 3 at 11:00 AM, with Father David Pople officiating, Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Bethel, CT.
The family would like to express their appreciation to the Smilow Cancer Center and Danbury Hospital and Dr. Francis Forno, and staff, and Jean, Sharon, Colleen, and Bill from Regional Hospice and Home Care of Western Connecticut for their compassion
Information and online condolences at HullFuneralService.com
Hull Funeral Home
60 Division Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Published in News Times on May 30, 2014