Wayne Mueller


Share
Posted Online: April 19, 2014, 9:06 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
Wayne H. Mueller, 87, of Phoenix, formerly of Edgington, went to be with his Lord and Savior on March 29, 2014, in Phoenix.
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.












 



Local events heading








  Today is Friday, Aug. 1, the 213th day of 2014. There are 152 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




(More History)