Theodore Mueller, Sr.

Theodore W. “Ted” Mueller, Sr., 72, of Altamont, died at 3:57 a.m., Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Doctor’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Salem.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 29, at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont with Rev. James Wright officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont or the donor’s choice.

Ted was born on Wednesday, May 2, 1945 in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Marcus C. and Gertrude V. (Hein) Mueller. He was a U.S. Air Force Veteran having served during the Vietnam War. He married Janet Heiser on Dec. 3, 1966 and she preceded him in death on May 21, 1998. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont. He retired after 19 years from Dixie Truck Stop, Effingham.

He is survived by his: sons, Ted, Jr. and his wife Lori of Altamont and Kevin Mueller (Brian Allain) of Mesa, Ariz.; daughters, Greta Mueller (Brian Forson) of Loogootee and Kara Morrison and her husband Matt of Beecher City; brother, David Mueller and his wife LeNien of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Ruth Winter of Altamont; seven grandchildren and four step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

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