Loretta Muilenburg, cofounder of Muilenburg Prosthetics, Houston, passed away July 26. She was 99.
Muilenburg and her husband, the late Al Muilenburg, established their prosthetics practice in 1948, first named the Muilenburg Artificial Limb Company. Their son, Ted Muilenburg, CP, later joined the family business.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a dual degree in music and fine art, Loretta Muilenburg also completed studies in occupational therapy at Milwaukee-Downer College (Wisconsin) and worked at army hospitals in California during World War II.
She was a member of the American Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA) Auxiliary and a member of the Kappa Delta sorority.
Muilenburg remained involved in the business, even into her 90s, making weekly visits to the facility where she visited with patients and employees.
Survivors include her daughters Loral Cobb Haus (Donald) of Houston, and Gretchen Woellner of Austin; son Ted Muilenburg (Sally) of Houston; six grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.