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Bob Muth

April 16, 1948 — May 15, 2024


Bob Muth, 76, of Yankton, SD, died in his home surrounded by family on May 15, 2024.

Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, on Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Yankton with Reverend Tom Anderson officiating.  Inurnment will be at the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Yankton.  The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, on Monday, July 1 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with a vigil service at 7:00 PM.  In honor of Bob’s love for Yankton High School, please wear something red to the visitation or funeral.

Bob was born in Mitchell, SD on April 16, 1948, to Harry and Elizabeth Muth. He attended Chula Vista High School in San Diego before studying Vocational Education at the University of South Dakota Southern.

A Tribute to My Dad:

Bob was a carpenter through and through.  In every aspect of his life he was a builder, not only did he build houses, but he built relationships, and like any carpenter, he built from the ground up. The foundation is the most important part of the construction process.   

My father was a wise man. He built a house on solid rock. 

He stressed details and the importance of paying attention to the little things in life.  For instance, “Always say ‘I love you’ before you leave,” …either on the phone, when you leave the house, or just going out.  If you think about it, it’s a little thing and sometimes isn’t thought twice about, but it was important to him, so it became important to me.  

My dad built his life as a house. It didn’t have to be big; it didn’t even need to be beautiful. It just needed to be his.  It became what it was meant to be.  He built himself a life.  He built himself a house, with a foundation of a strong sense of love of family and friends.   

As a husband, father, uncle, friend, teacher, and coach…. my dad reached an exponential amount of lives.  He touched our hearts, made us believe in ourselves, and reminded us to enjoy the moment.  

I’ll always remember pouring concrete with him, because he always said the same thing, “You gotta watch it, because it will turn on you like that.” So will life.  In an instant…everything can change.  So, remember to give your loved ones an extra reminder on how much you love them, give them an extra squeeze before they walk out the door, and don’t leave on bad terms. Bob never did.

My dad was a lot of things to a lot of different people in a lot of different walks. He had a broad life that was deep and interesting.  I’m excited as we celebrate his life seeing the different people in his life from different worlds meeting and sharing who he was to them. My dad was a lot of things to me too, but most of all he was my hero and my buddy. My dad was relentless. He was obsessed with success and drive. He was a quiet competitor that always won in the end.

My dad was a carpenter, and he built on a firm foundation.   Lord, my dad is yours. He fought the good fight, he kept his faith, and he finished his race.  

Bob is survived by his wife, Monica Muth of Yankton; three children: Brady (Jill) Muth of Yankton, Kristen (Craig) Swensen of Harrisburg, SD and Tyler (Jessie) Muth of Harrisburg; seven grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by parents; brother, John Muth; sister, Dianne Williams; and daughter-in-law, Heather Muth.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Yankton 63-3 Foundation and please designate Bob Muth Memorial.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Bob Muth, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Upcoming Services

Memorial Gathering

Monday, July 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Wintz & Ray Funeral Home – Yankton

2901 Douglas Ave, Yankton, SD 57078

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Memorial Mass

Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am

St. Benedict Catholic Church

1500 St Benedict Dr, Yankton, SD 57078

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