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Feb. 13, 1941-Jan. 12, 2012

Richard "Dick" G. Mueller, 70, of rural Frazee, died Thursday, January 12, 2012 at his home under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

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Dick was born the son of George and Elvina (Weyer) Mueller on February 13, 1941, in rural Lakeland, Minn. He graduated from Stillwater High School in 1959. Dick enlisted in the United States Army shortly after high school and served until receiving an honorable discharge in 1965.

He was united in marriage to Sharon Oehlke on June 19, 1965 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Stillwater. They made their home in Lakeland until 1977, when they moved to Frazee. Dick was a self-employed carpenter. He was gifted with his woodworking abilities, which he shared with his family and friends.

Dick could always be found in his garage building something new out of wood. Whether it was a rocking chair or doll crib for a granddaughter, whatever it was he could build it. One thing Dick enjoyed the most was spending time with his family, and especially his grandchildren.

Surviving Dick are his wife, Sharon Mueller of rural Frazee; three sons, Richard (Brandy) Mueller of Mahnomen, Roger (Jill) Mueller of Osakis and Rolie (Lori) Mueller of Detroit Lakes; 12 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one brother, Stan (Nancy) Mueller of Lake St. Croix Beach, Minn.; two sisters; Connie (Bob) Bearl of Lakeland and Georgia Haft of Oakdale, Minn.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dick in death were his parents; one sister, Marilyn Fredricks; and two brothers-in-law, Harold "Butch" Haft and John Fredricks.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Frazee, with visitation for one hour prior to services.

Inurnment will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Camp Ripley, Minn.

Those wanting to share memories and condolences online may use the messages of sympathy section at www.westkjos.com.

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