Kenneth H. Mueller

Kenneth Henry Mueller, 97, died on Dec. 19, 2017.

He was born in St. Louis, the son of William and Caroline Reichman Mueller.

He was the husband of 70 years of Joan Rendleman Mueller.

He leaves behind one daughter, Nancy Fleenor of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; one son, Ken (Becky) Mueller of Bartlesville, Okla.; grandchildren Matthew Fleenor, Jane (Michael) Driskell, Scott (Allyson) Mueller and Ellen Mueller; a great-granddaughter, Charlotte Driskell; other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; and nephews, Jack Mueller and James “Blackie” Mueller.

He served during World War II as a member of the 418th Bomb Squadron, 100th Bomb Group, and became a prisoner of war in Germany. He was honored to be recognized by the VFW for his service to his country.

He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Anna. He retired after 31 years from Bunny Bread Bakery as a project engineer. He enjoyed fishing, ballroom dancing with Joan, remodeling his old Victorian home and traveling to be with his family.

The family voiced its thanks to all of his friends and staff at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna who cared for him.

Funeral services for Mr. Mueller were at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with Pastor Tim Weiser officiating. Interment was in the Jonesboro Cemetery.

Military rites were conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard funeral honor team of Marion.

Memorials can be made to Trinity Lutheran Church of Anna.

To leave online condolences for the family, visit

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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