Richard “Dick” Mueller

Richard “Dick” George Mueller, age 82, of Hudson WI, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Christian Community Home of Hudson. Born on November 27, 1927 in Ashland, Wisconsin, he was the only son of George and Helen Mueller.

Dick served two years in the U.S. Army, from 1945 to 1947. He then joined his father in the hardware business in Hudson, WI in 1947. At the time it was called Mueller Hardware Store and later became the True Value Hardware. He owned and operated the store until he retired.

He loved his family above all, followed by his love for boating, traveling, hunting and fishing. He was a Board Director of Midwest Hardware Association, a 32 Degree Mason, started the Ducks Unlimited chapter in Hudson and River Falls and helped raise money for the Christian Community Home.

He was married to Donna Norvold in 1949, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson. Together Dick and Donna raised their five children, and enjoyed 60 years of marriage together.

Dick will remain in the hearts of his five children: Kristen (John) Coffey, Bruce (Sue) Mueller, Leslie (Bill) Degner, Scott (Julie) Mueller, and Annie (Tim) Blide; nine grandchildren: Emily, Casey, Julia, Hala, Elizabeth, Nicole, Jonathon, David, Katie; two great-grandchildren, Adeline and Gracelyn.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna in June 2009 and grandson, Michael Degner.

A celebration of Dick’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday November 20th at First Presbyterian Church in Hudson, Pastor Stephanie Anthony officiating. Visitation will be on Friday from 4 until 7:00 PM at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. No flowers or memorials please; your presence is appreciated. Services have been entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Hudson, 715-386-3725.

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