Arthur L. Mueller, age 87, of Winona, died Monday, December 20, 2010, at Sauer Memorial Home, Winona.
Arthur Lester was born October 3, 1923, in the Town of Milton, Buffalo County, WI, to Fred and Emma (Schaffner) Mueller. On October 25, 1952, he married Marion Bronk at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Winona, and she preceded him in death on April 29, 1975. He farmed for many years in Buffalo County, WI and from 1952 to 1985 he was employed at Krause Implement, Winona. He was a member of Goodview Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church.
He served as an usher at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Winona for years. He liked to listen to old time music, watch old westerns and the Game Show Network.
He lived at Sauer Home since February 2003, where he kept the nurses and staff smiling and laughing every day. He never complained, even as his health continually declined. He liked to play Bingo and spend time working on puzzles. He enjoyed visits from his family, always making sure the grandchildren, whom he loved, were always safe.
Merry Christmas Dad.
He is survived by his three children: Rita (Ron) Wheeler, Winona; Sandra (Joseph) Kelley, Rochester, MN; and Thomas (Penny) Mueller, Winona; four grandchildren: Kercia Mueller, Ali Mueller, Christian Kelley, and Collin Kelley; a sister, Alma Putz, Fountain City, WI; and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marion; four sisters: Viola Hohmann, Elsie Krause, Edna Rosendahl and Ella Grossell; and two brothers: Emil and Henry.
Services to remember Arthur will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 23, 2010, at Goodview Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Goodview, MN, with Rev. Tony Hansen officiating. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Winona, MN.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Wednesday, December 22, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona and beginning at 10:00 AM Thursday at the church.
Casket bearers will be Kercia Mueller, Ali Mueller, Christian Kelley, Collin Kelley, Loyal Krause and Ken Krause.
Honorary casket bearer will be Ron Wheeler.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona.