He married Marvel Grasser in 1957 who was also attending U of I at the time.
The couple celebrated 60 years of marriage last September.
A handwritten note found in her belongings said, "Come my friend grow old with me; the best is yet to come."Paul Muhonen, beloved father and husband, passed away peacefully on Jan. Paul was born in Lake Fork to Alexander and Martha Muhonen on June 17, 1933.
He had two brothers, Dan and Jim and two sisters, June and Ruth, as well as five half-brothers and two half-sisters who preceded him in death.
Alexis was born June 24, 1980, in Orofino, to Susan Elaine Graham and Cyrus Ray Bittleston.