Roger Mueller Obituary (1944 – 2021) – Columbus, NE


Roger Mueller

December 2, 1944 – May 15, 2021

Roger Mueller, 76, of Lake Havasu City, Arizona, died on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.

The memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 22nd at 10:30 am at the United Church of Christ in Columbus, Nebraska. Rev. Adam Lassen will officiate. The funeral will take place in the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery in Columbus. Military honors are presented by the Hartman Post 84 American Legion Honor Guard. The tour takes place on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Gass Haney Funeral Home and continues on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the service in the church. A family prayer will take place in the church on Saturday at 10.15 a.m. The memorial service will be broadcast live on the Gass Haney Funeral Home Facebook page.

Roger was born on December 2, 1944 in Platte Center, Nebraska, to Floyd and Marian (Kamm) Mueller. He grew up on his family farm in Oconee and enjoyed 4-H, singing and playing the accordion. Roger graduated from Columbus High School in 1963 and served in the US Army National Guard for eight years. He proudly worked as a country postman for the U.S. Postal Service and continued to farm his family’s land. He also directed the choir of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ for many years. Roger loved playing cards, singing karaoke, traveling, fishing, being part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and Columbus Apollo Club, and retreating in the Arizona sunshine.

Roger is survived by his son Wesley (Shannon) Mueller of Surprise, Arizona. Son Ryan (Kim) Mueller of Aurora, Colorado; Daughter Miranda (Corey) Christiansen from Windsor, Colorado; Daughter Jacqueline (Jim) DeBuse from Minneapolis, Minnesota; and son Nathan Mueller of Hastings, Nebraska; and nine grandchildren.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Marian Mueller; and sister Janet Bonneau.

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Published by The Columbus Telegram on May 19, 2021.