A memorial visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial will be private at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Taylor Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in care of Zion Lutheran Church.
Wayne was born Jan. 21, 1927, a son of Nicholas and Ruby Fuhr Mueller. He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Taylor Ridge. He served in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged on July 7, 1946. Wayne spent the majority of his life farming and raising hogs outside of Edgington. He also spent a few years selling Big Wheels farm machinery.
Many remember his playing the saxophone in the Elliott's Orchestra. Throughout his life, he never gave up playing the saxophone. It was a true passion of his. In his later years, he enjoyed spending his winter months on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 57 years, Lurae Mueller, Phoenix; son, Barry (Sue) Mueller, Postville, Iowa; son, Mark Mueller, Phoenix; two grandsons, Bryan Mueller, Postville, and Jason Mueller, Charles City, Iowa; and sister, Helen Cedergren, Meridian, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Hazel Castle; and brothers, Charles, Warren and Myron.
Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.