The Michigan Muilenburgs were established in 1985 when I, a globe-trotting 1976 UCLA alumnus from the west coast of Southern California married a hard-working, dairy-farming Stanton native named Elaine Lavery. With shotgun at the ready we raised four beautiful daughters. Elisabeth, a CMU graduate, is an accountant for the Michigan Education Association. She married Joe Newton and they live in Portland, adding two girls to the clan; Lilah (12) and Violet (7).
Justine is an MCC nursing school graduate who then continued her education to get her Masters at Maryville University. She works at Spectrum United Hospital in Greenville, as a hospital supervisor, and works at Dr. Gaffney's office as a Nurse Practitioner. Married to Zach Bollinger, they live in Stanton, rearing 2 boys, Mason (11) and Hayden (9) and the 6-year-old twins, Emmet and Elsie.
Taryn, another CMU grad with a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, works as a Lab Supervisor for Montcalm Community College assisting students in testing and academic placing. Betrothed to Chad Stewart, they live in Stanton with Piper (6) and Milo (2).
My baby, Bree, is an MSU graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. She is Michigan's CowManager Specialist and Central Michigan's Dairy Herd Information Specialist for CentralStar Cooperative. She married Blaine Jenks during the pandemic and lives in Sheridan with her son, Koda (8), who now gives me and Elaine 9 grandchildren to add to our future work force.
We feel eternally blessed to have such a diverse, intelligent, productive family to lead our farm into the future. I hope you get to meet them all as time goes by.
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