Muriel was born on the Garden peninsula in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Dec. 3, 1921, to Frederick and Delia Gauthier.
Following high school, she graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital Nursing School in Green Bay, Wis., and worked for many years as an RN at Beyer Hospital in Ypsilanti, Mich., and at Belvil Hospital in Belleville, Mich.
As a longtime resident of Belleville, she was an active member of St. Anthony’s Parish. She lived the last few years at American House Senior Living in Ypsilanti, enjoying daily bingo, card playing, and many activities with many new friends.
Muriel was preceded in death by Russ, her loving husband of 60 years; and siblings, Clifford (Pete), Eugene (Norbie), and Stella. She leaves behind her daughter, Kris Adler of Jackson, Mich.; granddaughter, Jennifer (Clint) Walker of Hot Springs, S.D.; great-granddaughters, Karis and Mattea Walker; and numerous nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends.
Memorial services were provided by David C. Brown Funeral Home in Belleville. Burial will be in the spring at New Garden Cemetery in Garden.