Mr. Bruce Daniel Mueller, 55, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
He was born on October 12, 1963, in Jefferson City, a son of William Elmer Mueller and Judith Ann Gabler. He was married on June 20, 1987, to Rita Thomas Mueller Williams.
Bruce was a 1982 graduate of Hickman High School and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in English, from Columbia College in 1988.
Bruce began working at Nowell’s Supermarket in Columbia, Mo. when he was 16 years old and worked through high school and college. He spent his career managing retail stores including Heilig-Meyers Furniture, Champs Sports, and Kum-N-Go in Springfield, Mo. More recently, he worked at Scholastic National Services Organization in Jefferson City, Mo.
Bruce and his brothers grew up in Columbia, and regularly visited the family farm in Jefferson City. He liked to go coon, rabbit, and squirrel hunting, and enjoyed fishing on the Moreau River and float trips with his family. He also played many sports, especially softball, and coached his son’s baseball and basketball teams. A huge sports fan, Bruce was always cheering on his favorite Missouri teams: the Mizzou Tigers, Kansas City Chiefs, St. Louis Cardinals, and St. Louis Blues.
Survivors include: his son, Nick Mueller of Pittsburg, Kansas; his father, William Mueller of Jefferson City; three brothers, Alan Mueller (Peggy), Mike Mueller (Ruth), and Steven Mueller (Julie) all of Jefferson City; his uncle, Jack Gabler (Mary) of Edwardsville, Illinois; four nieces; three nephews; cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Judith Mueller; maternal grandparents, John and Grace (Natsch) Gabler; and paternal grandparents, Elmer and Bernadine (Goeller) Mueller.
Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary from 1:00 until 2:30 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019, with a Celebration of Life Service following at 2:30 pm. Private graveside services will be held at a later date at Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Honey Creek.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Boys and Girls Club of Jefferson City.