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Cletus John Mueller — St. Charles

ST. CHARLES — A memorial service for Cletus John Mueller will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in St. Charles, with the Rev. James Callahan officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

Mr. Mueller, 84, of St. Charles, died Friday (Oct. 12, 2007) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Cletus John Mueller was born March 4, 1923, in Quincy Township of Olmsted County. He attended Dublin country school and graduated from St. Charles High School. He served in the Navy during World War II in the Pacific Theater until June 6, 1946. He was a mechanic and anti-warcraft gunner. He married Florence Conway on Aug. 17, 1949, in St. Charles. He worked for Currie Motors in St. Charles. The couple also farmed for nine years, then moved to St. Charles in 1959. Mr. Mueller also worked for Crenlo in Rochester for 27 years. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Mechanical History Roundtable in Rochester, Winona County Historical Society, St. Aloysius Catholic Aid, and USS LSM Association. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening and fishing.

Survivors include his wife; four children; Francis (Catherine), and Kenneth (Lee Ann) of all of Rochester, Barbara (Donald) Dvorak of Altura, and Michael (Jane) of Rochester; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers, George (Carlene) of Plainview, Ted (Lucille) of Rochester, Art (Helen) of Rochester, Jim (Marie) of St. Charles, Louis (Gloria) of Sun City, Ariz.; five sisters, Leora Loftus of Dover, Sister Bona of Rochester, Clara (Rod) Burt of Rochester, Edith (Rol) Holm of St. Charles, and Marlene "Bets" (Tom) Lehnertz of Rollingstone. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church and an hour before the service Tuesday at the church.

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Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles is in charge of arrangements.

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