Tom Muhlbauer

September 20, 1937 - December 31, 2017

Tom Muhlbauer

Tom Muhlbauer, 80, of Beaumont, died Sunday, December 31, 2017, at Harbor Hospice, Beaumont. He was born on September 20, 1937, in Niagara Falls, New York, to Irene Morgan and Milton Paul Muhlbauer. Tom was a United States Marine Corps veteran, and retired as a sales representative from Procter & Gamble after thirty years of employment.

He is survived by his sons, Kemp Muhlbauer, of Houston and Thomas Joseph Muhlbauer, Jr. and his wife, Shanna, of Sugar Land; grandchildren, Matthew Muhlbauer, Will Muhlbauer, and Emily Muhlbauer; siblings, Paul Muhlbauer, Joy Campbell, Michael Muhlbauer, Larry Muhlbauer, and Lynn Lokken.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Joel and Jerry Muhlbauer.

Tom was an avid sportsman, always committing 110% to hunting, fishing, and playing golf. But where his time and talents really benefited others was his commitment to the Boy Scouts of America. When Kemp joined Boy Scout Troop 85 in 1980, Tom began what would turn out to be a long history of leadership and support of Troop 85 and Scouting on a local level. Tom served Troop 85 as a Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Committee Chairman. He served the local Boy Scout council as a District Commissioner. Tom was a Vigil Honor member of the Order of the Arrow, whose Indian name translates to “cheerful, wise man”. He was the recipient of the Order of the Arrow Founders Award, the District Award of Merit, and the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award a volunteer can receive on the local level. Tom was Wood Badge trained and he accompanied his sons Kemp and Thomas on two treks at Philmont Scout Ranch, not to mention providing leadership at many summer and winter camps. Tom gave his heart and soul to Scouting and to the many boys who learned so much from his wisdom and leadership, including his sons, both of whom earned the Eagle Scout rank. Tom was fun to be around and the boys and adults with whom he worked in Scouting have many great stories that will be told and retold for generations to come.

The Scout Vesper

Softly falls the light of day, as our campfire fades away.

Silently each Scout should ask, “Have I done my daily task”?

Have I kept my honor bright, can I guiltless sleep tonight?

Have I done and have I dared, everything to be prepared?

A gathering of Mr. Muhlbauer’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 5, 2018, at Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. His funeral service will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Broussard’s, Beaumont. A family committal will be held at Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont.

Memorial and in-lieu-of-flowers donations may be made to the Hazel and Floyd Mack Scout Foundation, Inc., 1355 Stacewood Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706, to provide camping scholarships to Scouts.

Gathering of Family and Friends
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Friday, January 05, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Service
1605 N. Major Drive Beaumont, TX 77713
Saturday, January 06, 2018
11:30 a.m.
Family Committal
5150 Stivers Street Beaumont, TX 77705
Memorial and In lieu of flowers donations
1355 Stacewood Drive, Beaumont, Texas 77706

Comments (4)

  • NL

    11 July 2018 at 16:30 | #

    My sincere condolences to the family at this difficult time. May you all seek God for comfort, peace, strength and support (2 Cor 1:3).


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  • Nancy Smith

    02 January 2018 at 19:55 | #

    Goodbye to a dear old friend. Tom will be missed by Dick and me. So many great memories of times we spent together.


  • Daniel Stephen Green

    02 January 2018 at 18:04 | #

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of one of my old scoutmasters. Mr Muhlbauer was a great influence on me and my brother. I am eternally grateful.


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