Big Al Muyskens

Alan Henry Muyskens was born in Grand Rapids, MI on July 18, 1944, to Bud and Trudy Muyskens. He unexpectedly passed away January 16, 2020. He has two sons Mike Musykens, his wife Nicole; Robb Fynewever Musykens, his wife Sara; and five grandchildren Nathaniel, Emma, Lauren Nicole, Luke and Isaac. Also three wonderful sisters Joan, her husband Rollie; Ruth, her husband Glenn; and Melanie, her husband Rick; his partner in life Glenda Allison, her family, and a community of friends.

Al grew up in the Grand Rapids – Holland area of Michigan and worked as a social worker there for 10 years. He moved to Eureka Springs, AR around 1979.

Al was an expert in everything he loved and he enjoyed his life to the fullest. A sailor, carpenter, designer, paddler, connoisseur, bicyclist, audiophile, and friend to all. He was a Finder of Solutions.

Big Al – Your Big Spirit, Big Love, and Bright Light continues to shine within us and through us.

A gathering for all who knew and loved Al will be held at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe, on Sunday February 23, at 2pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Echo Village, 4004 E. Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632, or the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, P.O. Box 101, Jasper, AR 72641.

Hug your loved ones close everyday- life is short.