‘Bud’ Mueller


January 19, 2010 - 12:00 AM

Ernest G. “Bud” Mueller, 89, of Humboldt, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Oct. 10, 1920, in Humboldt, the son of Gustav Adolf and Dorothea (Lassman) Mueller. He grew up in and attended rural Allen County schools.
He served in the U.S. Army 7th Division during World War II.
On June 13, 1942, he married Margaret E. King in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt.
He worked in construction and for Bud Butts and Leon Thompson.
He is survived by his wife; his children, Ernest R., Rodney J. and Bruce L. Mueller and Lora F. Dighero; nine grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Charlie, Louisburg; and a sister, Gladys McCoullough, Yucca Valley, Calif.
Three brothers died earlier.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.
He will lie in state from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel.
Memorials to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church may be left at the funeral home. To leave a message for the family online visit PenwellGabelHumboldt.com.

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