Michael Muthreich

 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.      β€œDo 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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  1. Jeannette Monahan January 26, 2022 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful. I am so sorry for your loss. πŸ˜”

  2. Kersten Muthreich January 26, 2022 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Love you brother! Say hello to everyone and give all the animals kisses and hugs too!

  3. Karen Muthreich January 26, 2022 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I love you Michael my heart is breaking not having you with us. I’ll see you soon. Karen

  4. Joan Nocenti January 26, 2022 at 3:50 pm - Reply

    Im so sorry for your loss.

  5. Patrick Monahan January 26, 2022 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry for the loss. πŸ™ I love the quote at the end. So true.

  6. Kenneth W Browne January 26, 2022 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Rest in peace, Mike.

  7. Skip and Dave Hagerty January 26, 2022 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    We will miss your charm and your huge heart.

  8. Wendy M. January 27, 2022 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Peace and Love, Christine and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. What a beautifully written obit.

  9. Wendy January 27, 2022 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Peace and Love to you and your family, Christine. So sorry for your loss.

  10. Robert Beckstead January 28, 2022 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Rest in peace my old friend, we sure had alot of good times on all of the camping and fishing trips we went on. I will miss you!

  11. Robert Beckstead January 28, 2022 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Rest in peace my friend, we sure had alot of good times on all the camping and fishing trips we went on, I will miss you!

  12. Robert Beckstead January 28, 2022 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Rest in peace my old friend, we sure had alot of good times on all the camping and fishing trips we went on, I will miss you!

    • Kersten Muthreich February 6, 2022 at 7:14 am - Reply

      Beckstead πŸ™‚ your friendship with Michael camping, fishing, hunting has been repeated in stories he told all these years later. Forever, you are the best of friends!

  13. ROBERT MUTHREICH February 5, 2022 at 2:16 pm - Reply


  14. Christine February 7, 2022 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Its been just a couple years since my mom died and now Michael, one thing I feel so blessed with is a 3 ring 6 inch binder my mom created of our family history. within this book she also took time to share history of us kids; writing about the day each of us was born and our childhood into recent adult hood. The book was created probably 19 years ago now as my son was about 2 years oldat the time. That said when Michael died I read what she wrote about Michael. There is 5 pages about Michael, but here is just a snip it of what she wrote; “My baby was born November 26th and I spent Thanksgiving in the hospital…….Robert was very excited to finally have a little brother……we let him choose a name for the brother he waited so long for- he chose Michael Mathew. Michael was a happy go lucky little baby. He was easy to care for with the help of all his siblings……..He was also very curious as he was growing up and got into situations he should not be in. He loved to build fires any time any place. One time I needed to take him to the doctor because he burned his chest with a cigarette lighter. He would ride his bike off the roof of the house, got to Bear park in back of our home and jump with his bike over the picnic tables in the pavilion, He was quiet the daring young man who loved the outdoors.” As many of you can attest even to his death these things never changed about Michael. His love of the outdoors or trying new things. He was a lover of nature for sure and animals. He was dear to all of his siblings and friends and will be remembered for his laugh, his stories and his kindness. Not a day goes by that I am not waiting for a text from him telling me of a book he read or a song that’s in his head…”Country roads take me home to the place I belong….” That’s the last song he sent me with a laughing emoji Memories are a blessing πŸ™‚

  15. Karen February 8, 2022 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Wow, very well said. Moms just know everything and how to say it just right.
    Thank you, it helps my soul.

  16. Judy and Gordon Hannaford February 10, 2022 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    Once in a lifetime you may meet someone, who, even though you really don’t know them, they somehow touch your heart. Michael and my husband Gordon were both going through Radiation and Chemo at the same time. . EVERY MORNING before 8 AM, Michael would come into the cancer center followed by Kersten. He was very quiet and always kept to himself, never talking with anyone. Somehow God helped us break that barrier of silence and the four of us became friends. (Maybe the coffee helped) when Michael was talking with Gordon, his face always seemed to light up and we would see that special smile Mike has that you all know so well. we pray for peace and comfort for this whole family and that God keeps his arms
    wrapped around Michael so he never feels alone again. we love you Michael and Kersten. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU ALWAYS.

    • Chistine February 12, 2022 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Thank you for your kindness to him during the treatment. H did hav a great smile and enjoyed a good cup of coffe and conversation Christine

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