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Larry L. Mueller, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

Larry was born Sept. 19, 1942, in Chippewa Falls. He grew up on a farm in Cadott, graduated from Cadott High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Larry served in the U.S. Navy as a fire control technician, first reporting to surface ship USS Cavalier (APA 82). This was followed by two long tours on the submarine USS Daniel Boone (SSBN 629), reporting as a Second Class on his first tour and as Chief of the Boat on his second tour. He also served on submarine tenders, USS Hunley (AS 31) and USS Proteus (AS 19). After serving 25 years, he retired, having achieved the much-respected rank of Master Chief. Putting down roots in Cantonment, Fla., he was employed at the U.S. Post Office for 20 years.

During those years, he purchased a tract of land in Barth, Fla. where he had a tree farm. He also raised commercial catfish and even fed the deer. He was active in his church, Charity Chapel, and was a member of USSVI where he served as Drum Base Commander and Chaplain.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kären; daughter, Dawn (Brian) Bishop; stepdaughter, Karla Grove; stepson, Paul Grove; brothers, Donald Mueller and David (Marie) Mueller; sister, Kathy Mueller; grandsons, Daniel Grove, Riley Grove, Michael Grove, and Cooper Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Mildred Mueller.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 at Charity Chapel in Pensacola, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Larry’s name to: St. Marys Submarine Museum, P.O. Box 5640, Saint Marys, Ga. 31558-5640.

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