Manfred Muller, a longtime resident of New Windsor, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on December 10, 2017, at the age of 81.

He was born in Danzig, Deutchland on September 12, 1936 as the youngest child of the late Bruno Muller and Charlotte Krüeger.

Manfred was a fearless young man who came to the United States in 1957 with nothing and over the last 60 years he was able create success for himself and build a loving family. He met his wife, Ofelia and they married in August of 1959 and he was drafted into the US Army in September 1959. Over the next 5 years he earned the rank of Sergeant rapidly and served as a Sharp Shooter Expert and Tank Commander, before being honorably discharged in 1964. Manfred was proud to become an American citizen in 1965, alongside his wife.

Manfred was a generous and hard-working man; a mason by trade with extensive work history with IBM and Horton Hospital. He appeared as himself in the movie, Heavy, in 1999 which was filmed at Horton Hospital. Manfred exemplified a strong patriarch of his family and thoroughly enjoyed providing and cooking large meals for them. His pastimes included watching Westerns and listening to country music. He enjoyed seeing scenic landscape while driving with his wife and especially liked Lancaster Pennsylvania and Lake George where he was sure to ride the Minniehaha steamboat.

He is predeceased by his wife, Ofelia, his siblings Christa and Ruth and his nephew, Thomas.

Survivors include his two sons, Manfred Jr. and his wife, Stacey of Newburgh, and Michael and his wife, Sandy of Saratoga; his seven grandchildren: Bridgette, Jeremy, Michael Jr., Amanda, Alyssa, Jessica, and Vanessa.

You epitomize not only the American dream, but what can be achieved by hard work. We love you dearly. Ich liebe dich, Opa.

Wake and prayer service will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, December 15, at Brooks Funeral Home, 481 Gidney Ave., Newburgh. Burial with military honors will be held on Saturday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.