Paul Milburn Muehlen ’48

Paul Milburn Muehlen ’48 died on October 21, 2006, in Naples, Florida.

Born on January 11, 1920, in American Falls, ID, he prepared for college at West Seattle High School in Washington and attended Seattle College and the University of Washington before serving in World War II from 1942 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy as a pilot. After the war, he entered the College as a member of the Class of 1948 and, following his graduation, was an insurance agent in Seattle for two years. He returned to the Navy in 1950 and remained on active duty until 1967, when he retired as a lieutenant commander. For many years he lived in Scituate, MA, and was a project manager of hydrophones and sonar systems with the Masa Corporation. During this time, he also received his real estate license and started selling real estate for the Deltona Corporation in Florida. He was married in 1946 to Georgette E. Fortin, who died in 2000. Surviving are three sons, James D. Muehlen of Melbourne, FL, David G. Muehlen of Virginia Beach, VA, and Timothy C. Muehlen of Ocala, FL; three daughters, Paula Muehlen of Naples, FL, Priscilla McGuire, also of Naples, and Deborah Thompson of Venice, CA; six grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.