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Larry Mueller

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Lawrence “Larry” Norman Mueller, 81, Iola, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014.
He was born Jan. 9, 1933, in Tampa, the son of H.F.K. Mueller and Matilda (Bielefeld) Mueller. He graduated from Tampa High School in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956, stationed in Japan. Upon returning from service, he worked as a salesman for Arnholz Coffee Co. He married Ruth Lueker in Wichita in 1958 and they moved to Iola in 1961. He later worked for Hans Flowers in Chanute and Holloway’s Surge Milk Co. He operated a dairy farm since the early 70s.
Larry is survived by his wife, Ruth; two sons, Tom Mueller and wife Carla, Iola, and Scott Mueller and wife Shellie, Iola; two daughters, Kim Howland and husband Steve, Lawrence, and Susan Platt and husband Donnie, Iola; three sisters, Agnes Steinert, Hutchinson, Paula Fike, Ramona, and Doris Ott, Golden, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; three great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandchild. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Arnold, Erick, Werner, Lloyd and Art, and one sister, Alice Winter.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church, 117 E. Miller Rd., Iola. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church.

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