Mr. Mueller passed away on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, after a short illness. He was born on April 25, 1926, in Chicago, IL to Edna and Lawrence Mueller then moved to LaPaz, IN in 1942. He served as a proud Marine then married Frances Albert on May 16, 1948, living in South Bend, IN, where he built their home and they raised two daughters. They moved to Florida in 1973 where Dan worked for Sears until he retired 13 years later. Upon “retiring”, he started an appliance repair business and bought two laundries. He loved hunting, fishing, reading and was a master storyteller. Dan and Frances enjoyed traveling, going throughout the U.S. and Canada over the years.
He is survived by Frances, his wife of 73 years, daughter Nancy (David) McNamara of Saline, MI; daughter Laura (Jake) Fuller of Gainesville, FL, grandson Daniel (Amy) McNamara; grandson Joel (Katherine) McNamara; grandson Remy Fuller and grandson Rhett (Katie) Fuller. He is also survived by four great grandchildren: Andrew, Audrey, Austin, and Claire McNamara.
A celebration of Dan’s life will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, Feb 18, at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. preceding the service.
The family would like to thank Vitas Healthcare and North Florida Regional Hospital Progressive Care Unit for their outstanding and compassionate care.
What a wonderful long life. I know when you love someone it is never enough time though. My thoughts love and condolences are with you all
Dear Laura and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We hope the memories you have with your father will bring comfort and peace to you in this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Kristi and Steve Ganey
Laura, your Dad had such a full life, filled with love & adventure. May the memories help during this time of sorrow. We always love the pictures you you dancing with your sweet Dad. Sending love❤️
Laura, Jake, Remy & Rhett,
Dave and I are so sorry for your loss. Big Dan was such a wonderful man. I can attest to him being described as a “master storyteller” and have hilarious memories of him regaling us with his hunting stories. We love you all and pray God wraps His arms around you.
Frances, I am so sorry to hear that Dan died—–I know that this is a huge loss for you all! So thankful to know you will see him again.
Francis, Nancy, and Laura,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Dan was a great guy and so fun to be around. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you all.
So sorry to hear of your father’s death. I remember your mom well from Pioneer Girls at the old Community Baptist Church on Kern Road. I don’t remember of ever meeting your dad but how amazing that you were blessed with him for all these years. 73 years of marriage is incredible! Praying for your family’s comfort at this time of loss.
Dear Frances, Nancy and Laura, we will so miss our Euchre buddy, Dan who was so much fun to play with and we loved to hear his big chuckle when he was the winner. Best of our memories is having Dan and Frances as our neighbors for so many years. Tom kept our cars running and Dan our washer and dryer. And he wouldn’t take a dime as we were neighbors. In our retirement, they introduced us to Euchre and other games and we would visit each other’s houses and spend nights reminiscing. Good night dear friend – you were a winner of all life’s games to us. Morgan and Margaret Evans