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Dennis Keith Mueller, age 73, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Saturday December 24th 2022, at his home in Columbia, Missouri. Dennis was born August 19th, 1949 in Owensville, Missouri to Dolores Alma Mueller. He was a graduate of Owensville High School class of 1967. Upon graduation from high school, Dennis enlisted in the US Army and proudly served his country, including a tour in Vietnam. He continued his education at Mohawk Valley Community College (Utica, New York) and Columbia College (Columbia, Missouri). Later, Dennis worked at the VA Hospital in Columbia, MO and retired after 27 years of service.
Dennis is survived by brothers and sisters – Gary Mueller, Rosa Wilder, Brenda Schneller, Michael Gates, Choan Gates and Brian Gates; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He is also survived by his Uncle Paul and Aunt Virginia Mueller.
His funeral service is scheduled for Friday January 20th, at 11:00 A.M. at St. James Evangelical Church in Stony Hill, MO with interment and Color Guard services to follow. A reception for family members and friends will then follow, at the church reception area.
Kevin Baker says
I worked with Dennis for many years at the VA in Columbia. So very sorry for your family’s loss.
Paul Hopkins says
I first met Dennis while attending Columbia College and then later worked with him at Truman VA. He was always looking out for the Veteran and was a great coworker. He loved his St. Louis Cardinals.
Rodney Liddle says
Dennis and I first met at Firt Devens Massachusetts 1969 or 1970 after our tours in Vietnam. Somehow we ended up as roommates and the fiasco’s started from there, we sure had good times and never got into any serious trouble. So many memories were made. After the service we kept in touch and lost touch for about 45 years and Dennis looked me up on Facebook about 4 years ago and a reunion was had, (a fantastic one I might add). I would love to tell some of the adventures we had, but I wouldn’t know where to start. RIP my friend I will miss you immensely.
Vicki Freelon says
I worked with Dennis at VA in Radiology depth. We had some good times. After I left Radiology we were always glad to see each other in the halls of VA and always embraced each other. Rest well my friend
Jim & Kathryn Burks says
My husband and I both worked with Dennis at the VA. He was always helpful and pleasant to work with.
Jeff Schaeperkoetter says
High school classmates and teammates on the baseball team, then our paths diverged until 3 or 4 years ago, when we reconnected. Felt really fortunate to be able to have lunch together the week before he passed. He loved his family, and I will miss him.
Brenda Gates Schneller says
Dennis was my older brother. There were a few years when I hadn’t seen him. He was in Vietnam and Utica N.Y. When came home. I was dancing to his Chubby Checker and Singing to his Leslie Gore. He was always into music and Mom playing piano. That how I found the love for music. I will miss him. Love You Denny,???