Michael Matthew Muthreich, age 53, died January 23, 2022 at his home in Fredonia, Arizona. He was born November 26, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Frigga Herrmann and Juergen Muthreich.
Michael is survived by his four siblings Robert(Lori) Muthreich, Christine Monahan, Karen and Kersten Muthreich; three nephews and two nieces Todd (Lisa)Muthreich, Cole Muthreich and Cuyler and Brighid Monahan; great niece Mazie Muthreich; and his father Juergen(Julie) Muthreich. He was preceded in death by his mother Frigga Ruscetta.
Michael had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and had been in treatment for the past few months. His final radiation and chemo treatment was just last week, Thursday. He was so excited to be done with his treatments after dealing with a tracheotomy and tube feedings as well as the daily commute 3 hours each day. We all celebrated and were excited with him, sending messages and cards wishing him well. Michael was hopeful and looking forward to a future of fishing, camping, hiking with his dog Kia, and a good meal. As kids we all took turns taking care of him, Christine the lead baby sitter and person in charge. Throughout his life Michael never had much money, leading a complicated life. As his family we knew him as our little brother who was wild and free thinking, full of adventure. As an adult if he had a few dollars he would treat his family and friends wanting to give back for all that you shared with him. He was a man who felt he could live simply, even as a kid he dressed like Daniel Boone one summer headed for the mountains and that’s where he lived. He had an incredible sense of direction and would just take off into the woods or desert with his dog, bottle of water and a few beers and be gone for hours. He died hopeful dreaming of many more hikes and fishing trips to come. Peaceful. God bless him, we loved him dearly with all his flaws and his amazing goodness and heart. We will miss him. “Do not let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past nor for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.”
A Memorial Service for Michael will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022 at "High Noon" in Mosdell Mortuary, 676 South Highway 89A, Kanab, Utah.
You are invited to attend the memorial service through the zoom link below.
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