Dwight Eugene Mundwiler, 74, left his worldly home on Thursday, August 12, at his home in Red Oak, TX surrounded by his family.
Dwight started his career in computer technology as a consultant at Great Southern Life Insurance company in Houston, TX., where he met and married Deborah. He continued his career at Cutler Williams where he was transferred to Detroit, Michigan, (where Tamara was born), Ft. Wayne, Indiana, (where Amy was born) and then later back to Texas where they stayed. It was at Applied Data Research that he excelled at computer programming as a product manager. He was often referred to as the “D-Q Dude” because of his expertise in Data Query. It was his baby. He ended his career at Bank of America as Vice President of Data Systems where he was recognized for his commitment to excellence. It was at Bank of America that he developed an architecture for Autoscore that greatly enhanced their ability to dynamically add new accounts as well as designing a new method for the generation of account numbers. He also built the foundation for MBNA’s first applications that used the MQSeries. Customers from all over the US and UK requested him by name because they knew he would meet and exceed their expectations in every instance.
Dwight loved the Lord and it showed in everything that he did. He served his Lord in church as a deacon, taught Sunday school, and loved singing in the choir, especially the quartet with Deborah, Bill and Phyllis. Dwight and Debbie, together, threw some of the most unforgettable church youth parties: from Hobo parties at Halloween to summer lake retreats where many “boyfriends” took a tumble off the inner tube on a hard turn. Dwight enjoyed fishing and camping, especially with his children and grandchildren, golf, hunting, woodworking, music and baseball. Many family get-togethers involved a fun game of whiffle ball in the backyard and always laughter…lots and lots of laughter. He loved his family and loved having everyone together. Most of those get-togethers involved intricately designed games for the kids and grandkids: from an Easter Amazing Race to a Christmas Family Feud. The memories will never be forgotten and the traditions will be carried forward.
Papa, Pop, Honey, Daddy..he had many names and took great pride in his family. He was a father figure to many and an example of what a good Christian man should be. He always said “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all,” and those that loved him knew it to be true…but he persevered with a great attitude, his prayer life was strong and the Lord blessed him immensely. Upon his entry to Heaven, he heard “welcome home, my child”, and his pain was no more.
He is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Gladys Mundwiler. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Deborah Mundwiler and his daughters,Tamara Allen (Waco), Amy Johnson and husband, Jeff (Red Oak) and 7 grandchildren: Andrew Miner (San Antonio), Rachael Crumrine and husband Austin (Denton), Leah Guest and husband Taylor (Belton), Michael Johnson and wife, Ruth, (Red Oak) Parker Johnson, (Red Oak) Courtney Allen (Waco) and Ryan Johnson (Red Oak) as well as a sister, Donna Bradley and husband Bob (New York), and brother Richard Mundwiler and wife, Brenda. (Tennessee)