Served in the U.S. Marine Corps

William Henry Mueller II, son of William Russell and Emily Mary Ivandich Mueller, was born, October 19, 1955 in St. Louis, Missouri. He departed this life, Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of fifty-eight years, nine months and twenty-four days.

On June 23, 1982 in Columbia, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Regina Lynne Barker and to this union two sons were born. Together they shared thirty-one years of marriage.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Michael Mueller.

Survivors include his wife, Regina Mueller of Climax Springs, Missouri; two sons, William Russell Mueller, II of Climax Springs, Missouri and Richard Eugene Mueller of Charlotte, North Carolina and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Bill was raised in St. Louis and attended McClure North High School. He entered the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his county in the Vietnam War. After being honorably discharged, he worked for ten years in St. Louis as a union carpenter. In 1985, he re-enlisted in the Marines and served in the Gulf War and retired in 2000. Having lived in various places while in the military, they retired to Climax Springs, Missouri.

Bill loved being outdoors and loved the lake. He enjoyed fishing, boating and sitting on the deck with a cold one. He was a patriot at heart and supported veterans organizations.

He was a loving husband and father and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his dedication to our country and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014 in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m., Sunday I Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home.

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Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.