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Richard Muse

February 27, 1933 — December 3, 2023


Richard Muse, 90, Bismarck, passed to his eternal home on December 3, 2023, at St. Vincent's Care Center.

A service livestream will be available at the following link:

A memorial service will be held at 11:00AM, Monday, December 11, at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 1143 N 26th St, Bismarck.

Burial will be held at 2:00 PM the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 4:00PM, Sunday, December 10 at Eastgate Funeral Service, 2302 E. Divide Ave, Bismarck. A prayer service will begin at 4:00 PM.

Richard Dale Muse, of Bismarck, was born on February 27th, 1933 in Stockport, Ohio. The son of the late Dale and Marjorie Dawson Muse. He graduated from Windsor High School in Stockport in 1951. He worked for a brief time at Ohio Power before enlisting in the U.S. Airforce in 1952 where he was a mechanic on B52's, until discharge in 1956. He married Joan McGarvey in August, 1955 and to this union four children were born, Steve, Randy, Natalie (deceased) and Tim. He began his 38 yr. career in the grain elevator business in Nashua, MT, in 1957. The family later moved to Reserve, MT, and remained there until 1965, when they moved to Grenora, ND. That marriage ended in divorce.

He married Karmen Jacobson in Grenora in 1972. To this union three children were born, Toby, Dusty and Ben. They moved to Rock Lake, ND in 1979, when Ben was a week old. This marriage ended in divorce.

He met Marlene Grindberg in 1985, and they became husband & wife on June 28, 1989 in Zanesville, Ohio. This union brought Richard another family; Marlene's children, Sue, Terry and Vicki. He Loved them all as if they were his own. They lived in Minot, ND until 2011 when their home was destroyed by the flood. They moved to Bismarck, ND in the fall of 2011. They were very excited about their new home in Bismarck! Marlene and Richard enjoyed very much being snowbirds in retirement. They joined family and friends in Deming, NM for many years! They also enjoyed camping in the summer months. They were joined by many of their grandkids!

One of Richard’s passions in life was playing and coaching baseball. He had the distinct honor of coaching the Grenora American Legion baseball team from 1967-1976, along with Walter Enget. They made Grenora a very consistent winner, year in, and year out. He had the privilege of mentoring many young men, and they were like an extended family to him! In July of 2022, Richard was inducted into the North Dakota American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame. We were all very proud of him for achieving this great honor!!

He also enjoyed playing golf with his friends and family! He was an avid fan of the Minnesota Twins, Vikings, and Wild. Many days and evenings were spent watching games with Marlene and other family members right by his side.

He was a member of Grenora American Legion Post, 116 Alvin T Larson, Am Vets, and Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

Richard is survived by his wife of 34 years, Marlene; sons, Steven (Sherrie) Muse of Bismarck, ND, and their children, Ryan of Bismarck, Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, MI, and Natalee (Justin) Storey of Lincoln, ND, Randy (Pat) Muse of Grenora, ND, and their children, Heather (Josh) Marottek of Medicine Lake, MT, Todd (Megan) Muse of Grenora, and Chris (Alisha) Muse of Grenora, Tim Muse of Glendive, MT and his children, Lindsey (Chet) Wehr of Ray, ND, Levi Muse of Williston, ND, and Perry Schaffer of Billings, MT, Toby (Maddie) Muse of St. Paul, MN, and their children, Owen and Warren, daughter, Dusty (Jared) Simmons of Mandan, ND, and their children, Kira, Hudson and Emma, son, Ben (Shyla) Muse of Grand Forks, ND, and their children, Kyleigh, Alexa, and Cameron; and his bonus family, Sue (Todd) Zahnow of Raub, ND, and their children, Nick of Fargo, ND, and Sara (Rob) Hansen of Raub, ND, Terry (Deanne) Grindberg of Bismarck, ND, and their children, Samantha (Tim) Tobin of Lincoln, ND, and Tyler Grindberg of Bismarck, ND, Vicki Stenberg (John Osgood) of Bozeman, MT, and children, Michael (McKenzie Carroll) of Billings, MT, and Jessica (Andrew) Clayton of Billings, MT, and his 21 beautiful great-grandchildren, Jaden, Jayla, Easton, Brooks, Jackson, Aubree, Landyn, Everett, Cora, Raelynn, Jessie, Chester Jr., Katie Bird, Cecil, Zinnia, Merrick, Emberly, Landyn, Jaxon, Addyson, Hunter and Adalynn; brother, Gary Muse, Zaneville, sister-in-law, Jeannene Muse, Stockport, nephew, DJ Muse, and nieces, Luann Mccown, Marla Reed and Jill, all of OH.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Marjorie Muse; infant daughter, Natalie; brother & sister-in-law, Don and Martha; brother, Jerry; and sister-in-law, Karen.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Salvation Army, (Jewish Response to Disaster (Helped Richard and Marlene in the flood of 2011). Lord of Life Lutheran Church

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, December 10, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501

A prayer service will start at 4:00PM.

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Memorial Service

Monday, December 11, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Lord of Life Lutheran Church

1143 N 26th St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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Monday, December 11, 2023

2:00 - 2:30 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery

, Mandan, ND 58554

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