Phyllis Jean Muilenburg quietly left this earth on Sunday, April 2, 2017 to be with her loving husband, Bob.
Phyllis was born in Grand Rapids Michigan to Ella and Raymond Wierenga. She attended Hope College in Holland Michigan where she met the love of her life, Robert William Muilenburg. They were married for 66 years, until Robert's passing in August, 2016. Phyllis had a teaching degree and taught elementary school while her husband was in graduate school and then the Navy; leaving education with the birth of her first child, Pamela, in 1958. Her son Robert was born 3 years later and she chose the career of homemaker until returning to education in 1976. Phyllis was very proud of her role in directing the Millbrook Nursery School in Randolph, NJ for many years and received much joy from the young lives she helped mold. Phyllis's great joy beyond her family was her house in Cape May Point. "Phyl's Place" was her summer retreat for many years where she enjoyed the community, beach and abundant sunshine. Phyllis will be missed by her daughter, Pamela Dietz, a son, Robert Muilenburg and her 6 grandchildren, Jessica Daley, William Dietz, David Dietz, Matthew Muilenburg, Corrine Muilenburg and Jake Muilenburg. The family takes comfort that she is reunited with her husband, Robert.
Arrangements are private in care of the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home of Boonton, NJ.