Mueller, Thomas R. 63

Memorial Service for Thomas will be at 11 AM on Saturday November 5, 2011 at Gethsemanie Lutheran Church of Dassel

Visitation will be from 4-8 on Friday at Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato.

Interment will be in the Evangelical Lutheran Cemtery of Cokato

Full obit will be publised soon

Thomas Roy Mueller, age 63, of Cokato,  passed away Friday, October 28, 2011 with his
wife and daughters at his side, following a one year battle with pancreatic


Tom was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on January 11, 1948, to
Clarence and Doreen (Clear) Mueller.  He
was baptized at St. Mary’s and confirmed at St Martin’s in Rogers.   He grew up in Osseo, attended St. Martin’s
Elementary in Rogers and graduated from St. Michael High School in 1966.


After high school Tom attended North Hennepin Community
College and  was drafted into the U.S.
Army.  He served in Vietnam and was
wounded on June 24, 1969.  He was later
honorably discharged following his recovery.


On November 6, 1971 Tom married Deanna Larson at the
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.  The couple was blessed with two
daughters.  They made their home in
Cokato, and Tom worked as a tool maker at Fabri Tek for over 30 years.


Tom enjoyed fishing, yard work, grilling, cooking meals for
his family, feeding birds and squirrels, watching his children and
grandchildren play sports, daily coffee with the guys and playing practical
jokes.  Recently Tom reunited with his
Vietnam “Brothers” and enjoyed attending their yearly reunions and also the
telephone visits with these men.  The
last several years of Tom’s life he and Deanna lovingly and unselfishly cared
for relatives who were ill.  Most
important to Tom was spending time with his wife, daughters and especially


Tom was a fighter right up to the end and will be dearly
missed by his family and friends.  He is
survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Deanna of Cokato.  Daughters: Jennifer (Jeff) Rensch of
Hutchinson, and Melissa (Sam Weber) of Annandale.  Grandchildren: Paige, Taylor, Grant, Ellery,
MaKenzie, and Sam, Parents Clarence and Doreen Mueller of Rogers, Brothers:
Jerry (Taz) of Virginia Dale, Colorado, Daniel (Nadine) of Andover, Philip of
St. Michael, Jon of Rogers and Erik of Rogers.
Father & mother-in-law, Ernest and Dorothy Larson of South Haven,
brothers & sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and many


Tom was preceded in death by his infant brother Joseph, his
grandparents Matt and Anna Mueller and Roy and Olivia Clear,  and brother-in-law David Larson.


Urn bearers were his six grandchildren.  Honorary bearers were his Vietnam brothers.