OBITUARY: Earl G. Mueller

Earl G. Mueller 88, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. He was born Oct. 19, 1932, in Newton, to Gerhard and Johanna Ruth (Utech) Mueller. On April 12, 1958, he married Eloise Bynum at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hope and she survives of the home.

Earl served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Newton. He also served one term on the Marion County Commission. He was a graduate of Tampa High School and attended the former St. John’s College in Winfield.

Earl was the retired president of his family oil company, Cardie Oil.  He was a member of the Kansas Oil Marketers Association where he served in numerous offices.

He could be found relaxing enjoying a good western or police drama movie.

He is survived by his wife, Eloise of the home; son, Craig Mueller; daughter, Rochelle Mueller and one grandson, Earl Reece Mueller.

Earl is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Paul and Norman Mueller and sister, Lenora Becker.

The funeral service was at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 6, at Zion Lutheran Church in Newton with the Rev. Kurt Letcher presiding. Visitation was from 5-9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 5, at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Burial with military honors was in the Tampa Lutheran Cemetery, Tampa.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Newton, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Tampa or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, in care of Petersen Funeral Home.


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