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Raymond Henry Muller

August 5, 1917 - November 10, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Raymond Henry Muller

Raymond Henry Muller

Born: August 5, 1917
Died: November 10, 2021
Age: 104

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     Raymond Henry Muller, the son of Otto and Matilda (Kruse) Muller, was born August 5, 1917 in Norfolk, NE.  His childhood years were spent in Norfolk, where he received his education, graduating in 1936.  After his schooling, he worked for the railroad for one summer, until moving to Idaho and Oregon and becoming an itinerant worker, harvesting potatoes, onions and peaches.  He traveled by hitchhiking and freight trains, which was common in those days. He returned to Norfolk and then entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during WWII from April 1942 until his honorable discharge in January of 1946. Then he begin his college career at Norfolk Junior College and then attended the University of Nebraska, where he received his business administration degree in January of 1950.    

     He was employed by Securities Acceptance of Omaha in Spencer, IA.   After one year, he was transferred to Norfolk. He married Patricia Cowan in June of 1951.  Throughout his career he was transferred to the communities of Rapid City, SD, Rock Springs, WY, Topeka, KS, Yankton, SD and again to Norfolk, NE.  He retired after 26 years and then moved to Spencer in 1976 so Pat could join her family in their business, Ellerbroek’s.  He worked in the office at Shine Brothers until retiring for a 2nd time in 1991.  He was also active in his communities in the AAU Weightlifting Assoc., golfing, Boy Scouts, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Spencer Lion’s Club and the VFW and American Legion.  He was also an active member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.

     He passed away at St. Luke Lutheran Home in Spencer on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the age of 104.  Ray was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife of 69 years, Patricia in November of 2020; his son, Ted in early childhood and his brother, Erdman.

     Left to cherish his memory are his three sons: Lee of Ankeny, IA, one stepson, Brandon (Annie) Highstreet of Okoboji; his daughter, Kylie (Damon) Jackson of Johnston, IA and their children: Sidney and Peyton; daughter Shyla (John) Christensen of Norfolk, NE and their children, Jayda and Ayden; Son, Dan (Lyn) of Gainesville, GA, and his daughter, Brittany of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and son, Greg (Sheryl) of Fairburn, GA and his children; Tim Muller of Ankeny, IA; Ecaterina (Josuee) Lynn of Portland, OR; daughter, Dakota, Muller of Atlanta, GA and daughter, Jozie Muller of Fairburn, GA; other relatives and friends.


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SERVICES
Services will take place 2:00 P.M., Saturday, November 13, at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Tim Frasher
CASKET BEARERS
Brandon Highstreet
Tim Muller
John Christensen
Damon Jackson
Kylie jackson
Shyla Christensen
Ecaterina Lynn
Brittany Muller
Dakota Muller
Jozie Muller
VISITATION
Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Warner Funeral Home.
MUSIC
"Amazing Grace"
"Blessed Assurance"
"He Lives"
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, November 26, 2021 at 9:40 AM
“Lee,
So sorry to learn of your dad’s passing. Hope your doing well.
Diane & Wendell King”
- Diane King
Saturday, November 20, 2021 at 3:56 PM
“As an employee at Riverview Terrace, I had a great deal of respect for Ray. The way he loved and cared for Pat was extraordinary. He was always so kind and appreciative to the staff. I will always think of him as I pass by his old apartment. He is greatly missed!”
- Melissa Kulp
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
“Now he can join his beautiful wife, Pat. I so appreciated knowing them. Heaven's gain is our loss.”
- Myra S Coover
Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 8:17 AM
“So sorry for your loss of your dear father, Raymond. What a legacy he leaves behind, at 104. May your family find comfort in the many memories you cherish. 🙏
With sorrow, Karen and Colie ”
- Karen and Colie
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 2:48 PM
“Ray was the nicest man … you had some nice talks at river view … I fell blessed to say that Ray and Pat was a pleasure to take care of . .. Pat was always thanking us girls for all we do and that meant a lot to all of us at river view… but if I knew Ray hitched hike … we would both would have stories to tell … ”
- Cher
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“What a joy to have known Mr. Muller! Over pizza, listening to first hand accounts of the Chicago World’s Fair, hearing about a young Johnny Carson, and learning of early years in the town of Spencer., made for the best luncheon conversation. Over the years, I was so touched to witness the expression of love, pride, and devotion he and his wife Pat had for each other and their boys. Mr. Muller represents decades, a century plus, of a life well lived. Sympathy to family members. I know you are immensely proud of him and that he will be deeply missed. He was a special gentleman. ”
- Jan Myers
Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 7:32 AM
“What a joy to have known Mr. Muller! Over pizza, listening to first hand accounts of the Chicago World’s Fair, hearing about a young Johnny Carson, and learning of early years in the town of Spencer., made for the best luncheon conversation. Over the years, I was so touched to witness the expression of love, pride, and devotion he and his wife Pat had for each other and their boys. Mr. Muller represents decades, a century plus, of a life well lived. Sympathy to family members. I know you are immensely proud of him and that he will be deeply missed. He was a special gentleman. ”
- Jan Myers
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