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Verlon W. Mueller

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home

Herington, KS


Verlon W. Mueller, 90, of Herington, died Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, at his home. He was born at St. Francis, KS, Friday, May 30th, 1924, the son of Rev. Otto H. and Marie E. (Roepe) Mueller.

Funeral Service will be held at 1:30 pm Monday, June 16th, 2014, at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Herington, with Rev. Alan Stahlecker and Rev. K.C. Denning officiating.

Burial will follow at the Sunset Hill Cemetery with military honors.

A prayer service will be held at 7:00pm Sunday, June 15th, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Herington Chapel.

Mr. Mueller was president and former manager of Clark Lumber Company, Herington. He was an active member of the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, serving an many of the church boards. He was active in the community, serving as officer of the V.F.W., and the American Legion; past president of the Herington Lions Club; a board member of the Herington County Club; and the Herington Hospital Board, to name a few of the boards he served on.

He graduated from Herington High School with the class of 1942. After high school went into the U.S. Army Infantry and served in the Asiatic Pacific Theater of Action during WWII as a Staff Sergeant; then served in the Army Reserves where he became a Chief Warrant Officer.

He married Ruby L. Hoegeboehn, on October 12, 1947, in Herington, by his father; she preceded in death on July 23, 1995.

Also preceded in death by his daughter Janice Pankratz, and his parents.

Survived by -
Son: Ray Mueller (wife-Susan) of Herington
Sister: Helen Mitchell of Herington
Son-in-law: Larry Pankratz of Salina
Four (4) grandchildren: Khristopher & Jacob Mueller
Bethany Shelly
Natalie Brooks
Five (5) great grandchildren: Maxwell, Baron Winston Shelly & Burton & Ailey Brooks
Special friend: Ruth Smith of Herington

The family request memorials to the Herington Hospital Foundation or the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church of Herington; and they may be sent in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home & Crematory, Herington Chapel, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS, 67449-3038.

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