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LeRoy David Paul Mueller

Funeral services for LeRoy David Paul Mueller, 67, of Hutchinson were held on Sunday, May 25, from St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Grant Bode officiating.

Mr. Mueller died on Thursday, May 22, 2003, at Hutchinson Area Health Center.

Organist was Jane Holasek, and the congregational hymns were "I Am But A Stranger Here," "Just As I Am" and "How Great Thou Art."

Pallbearers were Kevin Kelm, Dennis Jannusch, Kim Kopp, Charles Jannusch, Kris Bemis and Lorie Jannusch. Interment was in the church cemetery.

Mr. Mueller was born on Sept. 11, 1935, in Henderson to Charles and Ida (Mahnke) Mueller. He was confirmed at the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Plato on April 10, 1949, by the Rev. J.H. Bunge.

He graduated from Glencoe High School on May 28, 1953. On Dec. 9, 1955, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served until he was honorably discharged on Aug. 8, 1957.

Mr. Mueller was united in marriage to LuAnn Wroge on Feb. 18, 1961, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Winsted by the Rev. E.F. Schroeder. The couple made their home in Lester Prairie and later Hutchinson.

Mr. Mueller worked at Schwartz Manufacturing and Hutchinson Manufacturing.

He enjoyed fishing, drawing, camping and doing crossword puzzles. He especially enjoyed being with his many grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, LuAnn, of Hutchinson; children, Lisa (Ken) Johnson of Hutchinson, Lonnie Mueller of Chaska, Leigh Mueller of Brandon, Wis., Lyn (Dan) Trukki of Plato, Lona (Scott) Burandt of Buffalo; 10 grandchildren, Kaylee Mueller, Whitney Johnson, Cheyenne Johnson, Tayler Johnson, Kali Trukki, Jon Trukki, Brianna Trukki, Kristina Burandt, Jeffrey Burandt and Michael Burandt; mother-in-law, Leona Wroge of Lester Prairie; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three grandsons; two granddaughters; three sisters, Helen Ackley, Delores Kelm and Elvira Jannusch; and two brothers, Walter Mueller and Marvin Mueller.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie handled the arrangements.

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