Eric G. Muench, 18, Washington, died Saturday, August 29, 1998, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, following an automobile accident.
Eric was born December 19, 1979, at Washington, the son of Rick Muench and wife Debra, nee Hanneken. He received his education at the Union public schools, and graduated from Union High School. He was currently attending East Central College.
He had been employed at J.C. Penney, Washington, as a sales associate. He attended Grace Family Church, Union.
Eric was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dr. Ludwig O. Muench, and by his maternal grandmother, Rose Hanneken.
He is survived by his parents, Rick and Debra Muench, Washington; one brother, Andrew Muench, Washington; two sisters, Amy Broeker and husband Terry, Villa Ridge, and Leslie Muench, Washington; paternal grandmother, Virginia Muench, Washington; maternal grandfather, Clarence Hanneken, Washington; aunts; uncles; cousins; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 1, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, Washington, with Rev. Dr. William Schwab and Rev. Gary Miller officiating. Interment was in the I.O.O.F. "Wildey" Cemetery, Washington.
The Muench family was served by Nieburg-Vitt Funeral Home, Washington.