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Sunday, October 31, 2010

To Daddy, with love

William Edwin Mueller
October 25, 1931 ~ October 18, 2010

One week prior to his 79th birthday, William E. Mueller, Barron, Wisc., died at his home with his beloved wife Harriet May (Anderson) at his side. The couple was married for 38 years and lived in Barron for the last 10 years.

William was born in Chicago October 25, 1931 to Frances Lois (Mangels) and Harold Clarke Mueller. At 17, he joined the U.S. Army and served as an infantry unit auto mechanic. His most significant assignment was at Battery D 71st AAA Gun Battalion at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

William's love of cars became his career, working first at auto dealerships and then owning several auto body shops in Chicago.

Surviving are daughters Laura Aanenson (Gregory), Lizabeth Chocian (Scott), Lana Gruber (James), LouAnn Mueller, and Victoria Bray (Terrence); 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; sisters Janice Stetz and Karen Brenke; and brothers Ernie Mueller (Kylene), Alexander (Barbara) and Robert E. Brenke Jr.

William was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Frances Brenke, sister Lois Cuevas, and daughter Patricia Mueller.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 25, from Salem Lutheran Church, Barron. William will be laid to rest at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis.


Amanda Acquard said...

I'm so sorry about your loss.

Nolichucky Roots said...

Laura, I am so very sorry. It's clear from the photograph of your father where you get some of your wonderful humor. I pray you and your family will laugh as well as mourn over these next weeks and months. My thoughts are with you.

geneabloggers said...

I am so sorry for your loss Laura - from your blog postings I can tell that you father was an amazing man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Greta Koehl said...

My condolences on the loss of your father. He looks like someone who was a great treat to know.

Miriam said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Laura. There is nothing like the love between a good father and his daughter. Take care.

Michelle Goodrum said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Barbara said...

I'm sorry about the belated condolences. Your father sounds like a gem, you were so lucky. Now, I read you wrote the obituary and are now scrapbooking. I hope it brings you joy and some laughs when you think about your dad. I know, I laughed when I saw the picture of him and the glasses.

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