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Frank Mueller


October 8, 2020

Frank Mueller, formerly of Thermopolis, passed away September 24, 2020, at his home in Noonday, Texas, surrounded by family and friends after a long illness with Parkinson’s disease.

He moved to Texas after 13 years in Thermopolis so that his wife Lillie could be near her son in the event of his passing. They both really loved Thermopolis and the wonderful friends they made there and missed it immensely after their move.

Frank was born in 1925 in White Plains, N.Y., on April 27, 1925. He has a brother, August, and sister, Grace, who are both deceased. His parents died when he was only 16 years old, leaving him and his siblings as orphans. A kind aunt took on the responsibility of the children after that.

Frank joined the Navy shortly after to help support his family and served two terms on the USS Tigrone submarine. Upon leaving the Navy, he spent the majority of his working life driving truck for a total of 50 years and worked for most of the major companies. At one time he even worked as a driver for Greyhound.

During his retirement years he worked as a manager for Grandview Trailer Court for about five years. He was active for several years playing cards at the senior center and with friends at the Pioneer Home. He was also an active church member involved in church activates at Roundtop, First Baptist, and Risen Son.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Lillie; children, Bruce (Linda) of Jacksonville, Fla., Dihnah (Jeff) of Florida; and Shellie (Don) of Panama; step-children, Jordan (Stacy) of Noonday, Texas, and Rosemary (John) of Flint, Texas; beloved friend he considered an adopted son, Greg Lea, of Thermopolis; and many good friends, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by a child who passed away in Vietnam.

Funeral Services will be conducted in Thermopolis at a later date. His ashes will be interred in their cemetery plat at Riverside Cemetery.


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