Bruce E. Mueller
Bruce E. Mueller, beloved husband, father, mentor and friend, age 67, passed away at his home on Saturday, May 10, 2014. He was born on July 2, 1946, in Appleton, to the late Elmer and Viola Mueller. Bruce graduated from Fox Valley Lutheran High School in 1964. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1965 to 1972. He married Mary Henn in Appleton on October 8, 1977. Bruce was the founder and owner of B&B Racing Engines for over 40 years. He was recognized for many awards, including "Engine Builder of the Year" on multiple occasions and also contributed to numerous racing championships. Bruce was an active member in the local race community and his vision was to help the racers do what they need to keep racing and keep the sport alive. Most importantly, Bruce touched many lives through his love of racing and many friendships. He was also an avid NASCAR fan and a dedicated Green Bay Packer fan/shareholder.
Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Mary Mueller; three daughters: Tresa, Jenna and Jorja Mueller; beloved dogs: Molly, Frank and Weenie; father-in-law: Bill Henn Sr.; siblings-in-law: Sandy Walters, Carla (Kevin) Fisch, Nancy (Joe) Kunstman, Bill (Shelly) Henn Jr. and Brian (Jennie) Henn; along with nieces, nephews and other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Henn; sister-in-law: Joann Henn; along with many close friends and other relatives.
A funeral service for Bruce will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, at 11:00 AM at the WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME (537 N. Superior St., Appleton). Visitation will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM as well as on Saturday from 9:00 AM until 10:45 AM. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name. Online condolences may be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com
Dad, you were taken far too soon. We love you and miss you already
Mary and the girls
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 11 to May 16, 2014
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911