Allen Mueller, 71, died peacefully on Friday afternoon, Oct. at his residence with his family by his side. Born in Racine on October 30, 1946, Allen was the son of the late Alfred and Marjorie (nee: Allhands) Mueller.

During the Vietnam War, Allen proudly served in the U.S. Navy. Subsequently, he became a member of Vietnam Veterans 767, Amvet 120, American Legion Post 310, VFW Post 10301, Disabled American Veterans Chapter #9 of Racine, and the Navy Club.

On June 13, 1970, Allen married the love of his life, Judy Waydick. They have been dedicated members of Church of the Nazarene for many years. In his spare time, Allen loved cooking, baking and especially eating good food. He will be best remembered for his big heart and his strong love and devotion to his family.

Allen will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Judy; children, Mike Mueller of Racine. Aaron (Kara) Mueller of Ubly, MI, Keri (Adam) Vold of Jordan, MN; grandchildren, Samantha Cousino, Dillon Gilbreth, Logan and Brett Mueller, Sofia and Emmalyn Vold; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Landon Rodriguez; sisters, Sherrell Greeno of Onalaska; Karen (Guy) Simpson of Stratford, CT, Sandi (NJ) Salamoni of Gonzalez, LA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Beverly Gentry, Sandi McQuade, Keith Fenske and Elaine Waydick; nieces, nephews, his church family, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Allen was also preceded in death by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Nancy Fenske, Ken Waydick, David Gentry, Dick McQuade, and Ron Waydick.

Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, 803 Main St., and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the church. With Pastor Elda Santos officiating, the funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Taylor Avenue Church of the Nazarene, 2100 Taylor Avenue.

Interment with full military honors will follow at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Memorials to Veterans’ Outreach of Wisconsin have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to Ascension Hospice for all of their loving and compassionate care and to the Taylor Avenue Church of the Nazarene and Pentecost Lutheran Church families for all of their support and prayers.

Please send condolences to:

MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 MAIN ST. RACINE, WI 53403
(262) 634-7888

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.