Rev. Herbert E. Muench of Saint Charles, MO was called home to glory Wed. Sept. 25, 2019 at the age of 86. Loving husband of the late Melba Carol Muench; beloved son of the late John B. and Norma Muench; devoted father of Norma Muench, Loren Muench, and Mark (Karen) Muench; cherished grandfather of Amanda (Kevin) Young, Ashley (Brian Epstein) Muench, Aubrey Muench, and Alyssa Muench; dear brother of LeRoy (Aldine) Muench, George (Doris) Muench, Charles (Bonnie) Muench, Rev. Dr. Paul (Andrea) Muench, Barbara (Robert) Blackwell, and brother-in-law of Mary Lou Muench and Gloria Muench. Herbert is also preceded in death by his two brothers, John Muench and Palmer Muench.
Herbert was a longtime educator who taught for 25 years, and was a former Principal of St. Trinity Lutheran School, in the Carondolet area of St. Louis. He was a Lutheran minister in both Missouri (Ascension Lutheran Church in St. Louis 1977 to 85) and Indiana (Trinity Lutheran Church in Evansville 1985 to 98). He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 1962 from Concordia University, Chicago and his Colloquy certificate in 1977 from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
In his free time, Herbert loved to read, and was quite skilled at woodworking. He is fondly remembered for his patience, generosity, and quiet, caring nature. Herbert was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Memorial contributions may be made in Herbert’s honor to Immanuel Lutheran Church or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
The visitation will be held Sun. Sept. 29 3 to 7 p.m. at Baue Funerals, St. Charles, 620 Jefferson St. 63301. The funeral service will be held Mon. Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles, MO, 115 S 6th St, St Charles, MO 63301. Interment will follow.