Dwight Alexander Muir

    A service for Dwight Alexander Muir was held at 10:00 a. m. Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson.  Words of Comfort were provided by Mr. Stephen Brinton of Perry., Iowa.
    Dwight’s Honorary Casket Bearers were:  Michael Montoya, Curt Muir, Gary Leonard, Todd Rueter, Eugene Muir, Doug Westre, Dean Robertson, Rodney Williams, and Mark Wolfe.  His Casket Bearers were:  Tyler Muir, Bobby Muir, Doug Krueger, Tom Dick, Jim Sadowsky, Ian Johnson, Kent Wolf, and Tod Contner. 
    Music was provided by pianist Carson Griffith, accompanying soloist Candice Muir, who sang  Grandpa and Johnny & June.
    Interment took place in the Rippey Cemetery, in Rippey, Iowa, following the service.
    Dwight Alexander Muir, son of Thomas Alexander Muir and Lena Root Muir, was born May 20, 1928, near Rippey, Iowa on his parents’ farm and died July 16, 2012, as a result of a farming accident on his Rippey farm.  Dwight was 84 years old. 
    He loved to tell about when his dad bought the first tractor pulled planter and when it came, he got to miss school so he could learn how to run it.  He got it figured out and went to planting.  The neighbors said he was going so fast that nobody would be able to row the corn, but come the 4th of July you could see both ways in the rows.
     As a young boy he dreamed of owning his own cows and he raised spotted hogs as 4-H projects.  It wouldn’t be long after that, he and his brother Eugene, would form a partnership, which became Timbertop Farms.  There were Blackcaps and Bessies and of course the famous bull, Prince 105th Of TT, who sired the 1952 Chicago International Reserve Champion Bull.  His and Sue’s passion for sowing cattle and meeting new friends along the way would eventually lead to a business that would help to save their farm.  Muir Supply was born on a whim that his wife would enjoy putting letters on caps as he came home from a cattle show, toting a new heat press machine.  In turn, it led to hundreds of people wearing their caps and giving them away for their businesses.  It wasn’t long before they realized that it was a slow process, sticking those little letters on, one by one, so they decided to expand and Muir Embroidery was born, with its first stich machine.
     Dwight often spoke of his time spent in the US Air Force.  He could click his heels and recite his number at any given moment.  He was a loan officer, cab driver, counselor, mechanic, and bootlegger.  He loved to fly and eventually owned his own plane.
    He met Amy Sue Westre at the Starlight Ballroom.  They were married November 13, 1955 in the Bagley Methodist Church.  They were blessed with four children, Teela, Terry, Todd and Julie.  He loved to dance and danced in the aisles at the National Western Stock Show to Eddy Arnold’s Cattle Call, earning him the nickname, DooDoo.  Prior to that, a lot of his friends called him by the nickname of Tom.  Dwight woke up every morning to farm.  He was a good farmer, a hard worker and never met a piece of machinery he didn’t think he could fix.  His tool box was the pockets of his jeans, which made them easy to shed, for as he loosened his belt, they would drop like an anchor.  He was a crafty negotiator, especially when it came to government and taxes.  He could make his dollar go a long ways.  He was an entertainer, loved telling jokes and giving kisses (Hershey’s, that is).
    Dwight was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Sue, on April 10, 2012; brother Glenn Muir, and sister-in-law, Doris Muir. He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters, Teela (Jim) Sadowsky, of Eagleville, MO; Julie Muir (Michael Montoya) of Novinger, MO; sons Terry of Waynesville, OH, and Todd (Roxanne) of Jefferson, IA; six grandchildren, Cooper and Mardee Sadowsky; Candace and Ali Muir; Bridget (Ian) Johnson; Tyler Muir (Natasha); brother, Eugene (Iva Jo)) Muir of Rippey, IA; sister-in-law, Shari Reuvers of Corona, CA; brother-in-law Doug (Barb) Westre of Rio Linda, CA; nieces, nephews; other relatives and many, many friends.  Dwight Muir, CEO of Muir Supply:  by his definition, Comedian, Entertainer, and Over-The-Hill!!