Howard R. Mueller

Howard R. Mueller, 86, of Bonduel, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Shawano. He was born on Sept. 26, 1929, in Bonduel, the son of the late Charles and Mathilda (Rabe) Mueller.

After graduating from Bonduel High School, Howard enlisted in the United States Army and served our country honorably during the Korean War. On June 25, 1960, he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth Van Roy at St. Joseph Catholic Church in De Pere. Mary preceded him in death in February of this year.

Howard owned and operated Chief Pontiac GMC Truck Sales, currently Chief Automotive, in Bonduel for many years. In his free time, Howard enjoyed restoring cars and refurbishing jukeboxes. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, Bonduel American Legion Post 217, Lions Club and formerly the County Board.

Howard is survived by his children, Jeff (special friend Kate) Mueller, Peter (Beth) Mueller and Thomas (Laura) Mueller; four grandchildren, Maxwell Mueller, Harrison Mueller, Rachael (Nathan) Orlando and Rebecca (Sean) McDonald; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlyn, and one great-grandson, Griffin.

He is further survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Mary Mueller, his sister, Corrine Anderson; sisters-in-law, Alyce (Ralph) Stahlberg and Kathleen Schneider; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Mary; a son, Adam, in infancy; a brother, Charles; his best friend, Lorenz Froelich; and his parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel with the Rev. Mark Palmer officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by Bonduel American Legion Post 217. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, July 1, 2016, from 4-7 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

Swedberg-Wendt Funeral Home is assisting the Mueller family with the funeral arrangements.