March 1, 1996 – October 10, 2013
Jack Mitchell Muhlenbruck, age 17 of Ankeny, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, October 10, 2013 in Ankeny, IA. Jack was born on March 1, 1996 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, IA to Trent and Amy (Edson) Muhlenbruck. Jack was a senior at Ankeny High School and was excited to graduate with his class in May, 2014.
Jack made a positive impact on many people during the course of his life. His demeanor was one of compassion, honor, and integrity.
Jack was baptized in April, 1996 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines, IA. His faith guided him through his entire life. As a young boy, he quickly learned to love the Lutheran Church of Hope. He attended Sunday school and loved vacation bible school. As his faith continued to evolve, Jack became involved in youth group and mentored others in the KQ Sunday school program. He loved playing the guitar with his youth group band at The Station.
Jack loved his family. He was a mentor to his brother Nicholas, and his sister Kelly. He cherished and looked forward to the times that his entire family would be together for holidays or special events. He loved to play cards, hear or tell a good joke, and spend time with his grandparents, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
For such a young man, Jack understood the importance of balance in your life. He put his faith and his family first. He was an outstanding student taking numerous honors courses at Ankeny High School. He was also involved in football, cross country, track, and golf. Exercise and wellness were extremely important to Jack. He loved to fish. His strong work ethic and communication skills allowed him to thrive in his part-time jobs at Fareway, Granger Motors, and most recently at the new Hy Vee store in Ankeny. Jack loved spending time with his friends. They were such an important part of his life.
Jack knew the definition of respect. He honored those who served their country to allow him to have the freedoms he enjoyed, especially his Grandpa Marvin Edson who served in the Korean Conflict.
Jack is survived by his parents Trent and Amy Muhlenbruck , brother Nicholas, and sister Kelly all of Ankeny and his grandparents Marvin and Roberta Edson of Polk City, and Judy Muhlenbruck of Latimer. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Leland Muhlenbruck, and his aunt Shelly Hagenmeier.
Memorials may be directed to the Jack Muhlenbruck Scholarship fund OR the Lutheran Church of Hope-Ankeny Campus building fund.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com