MADISON - Kathleen "Kay" (Potter) Muehl, age 99, died on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Oakwood Prairie Ridge. She was born in Madison on Nov. 11, 1917, the daughter of Ellis and Nita Potter. Kathleen graduated from West High School and the University of Wisconsin with honors in Music Education. She taught for two years in Columbus. On Nov. 7, 1941, she married William H. Muehl from Madison.
Mom loved music and sang in choir for 50 years. She played flute and recorder and enjoyed being a member of Madison Civic Symphony, Schubert and Allegro Clubs, and was a founding member of the Covenant Recorder Consort. She conducted many adult and children's choirs.
Kathleen is survived by her five children, William (Pat), James (Jackie), Frances Hyde, David (Betsy), and Alice (Duane) Sundt; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, William in March of 1987; her sister, Eleanor Rifleman; and her brother, James Potter.
A memorial service will be held at BADGER FARMS, 1682 Co. Rd. BB, Deerfield, on Sunday, July 2, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
3325 East Washington Ave. Madison
To the Muehl family - I was sorry to learn of Kathleen's passing. She was such a warm and vital person. I always enjoyed accompanying her flute music at Covenant Presbyterian where she was also a very loyal choir member. Her great love of music and warm hospitality will never be forgotten. Blessings and condolences in your loss.
I am so sorry for your loss. She lived a long life. Kathleen played flute in our Holiday Winds Woodwind Quintet for many years. She was an inspiration to us all. I still have the elephant door stopper and the lovely Asian snack dishes that she gave me. I will forever cherish them.
Gay Eliason, French horn player
I sang in choir with Kathleen many moons ago. What a great lady. I always remembered her wonderful smile. I also remember hubby Bill & recall what a great man he was. I have many photographs he took at various events I was involved in. I have such fond memories of them.....some of the best year of my life. I send my condolences to the Meuhl family in the loss of Kathleen. (I recall some redheads.) God bless all of you.
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