A memorial service celebrating the life of August W. "Aug" Mueller, 83, a resident of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport. Visitation will be at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
Private inurnment service and graveside military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 26 at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, prior to the memorial service. Memorial may be made to the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Mr. Mueller died Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Kahl Home, Davenport.
August Wilhelm Mueller was born March 8, 1922, in Davenport, son of Christian and Irma Zoller Mueller.
Aug attended Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Va., until enlisting in the Army. A veteran of World War II, he served in Germany as a captain in the artillery. He graduated from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in chemistry.
Aug Mueller married Doris Mae Hill July 29, 1944, at Camp Hood, Texas. She preceded him in death May 1, 2002.
Aug retired in 1998 as president of Adel Wholesalers, Bettendorf. He was previously president of Mueller's Model Laundry and Cleaners, Davenport.
Aug was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Davenport Rotary, Davenport Quarterback Club, Elks Lodge, German American Heritage Society, Monday Night Clubs, American Legion Post 26, National Rifle Association, Davenport Country Club and past president of the Outing Club. He served on the board of directors of the Colonel Davenport Historical Foundation, Davenport Plumbing Code Board and was past vice president of the Davenport Chamber of Commerce.
He was an avid Hawkeye fan, enjoyed golf and a good cigar, history, big band music and adored his grandchildren. Aug volunteered as a reading tutor at Madison Elementary School, Davenport.
Survivors include his daughters and son-in-law, Helen and Geoffrey Macalister, Bettendorf, and Lois Mueller, Bolivar, Mo.; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Cheri Mueller, Davenport; grandchildren (and spouse), Chris (Laura) Mueller, Nathan Mueller, Lucie, Libby and Annabelle Macalister; a great-granddaughter, Carolyn Mueller; and sisters (and spouses), Sue (William) Gordon, Bettendorf, and Eleanor (Ted) Schick, Green Valley, Ariz. For the past few years, Aug had a close and dear friendship with Alice Ann Staak and her wonderful family.
Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Aug's obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.
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Elizabeth "Betty" M. Williams, 85, of Davenport, died Sunday, July 10, 2005, at Genesis West, Davenport.
Visitation is 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Runge, Davenport, followed by services at 11:30 a.m. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Davenport.
She was born Feb. 23, 1920, to Marie Dussliere and Henry Turf. She married Dwight Willams Dec. 31, 1938. He died July 12, 1997.
Survivors are son, Dwight, Evergreen, Colo.; daughter, Debbie Strawhacker, Davenport; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Rachael Harthorn.
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