KENNETH D. MUELLER age 60,
Of St. Marys, formerly of New Bremen, died at his residence. He was born on July 19, 1960, the son of the late Roger L. and Grace E. (Wittenbrink) Mueller. Surviving are his siblings: Sheryl Scherer of Sidney, Ronald Mueller of New Bremen, and Gary (Gretchen) Mueller of Cincinnati; his nieces and nephews Renee (Jason) Geise, Derek (Danielle) Scherer, Breanna and Alyssa Mueller; great-nieces and nephews: McKayla, Dylan, and Ashlyn Geise and Jaret, Trenton, Logan, and Amelia Scherer.
Ken was a 1979 graduate of New Bremen High School. As a young adult, he took an interest in wood working, something he tinkered with for many years. He worked for Crown Equipment Corp. for 35 years, working in the Celina plant for much of that time before his retirement in 2015. Ken enjoyed going out to eat, playing golf, playing cards with his friends, and he followed the Cincinnati Reds and OSU Buckeyes. For many years he was a part of a group of friends who went camping each summer, and was also involved at Wayne Street United Methodist Church in St. Marys.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, with Pastor Becky Erb Strang, and Pastor Tim Benjamin officiating. Inurnment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen. There will be one hour of calling prior to the service at the church on Saturday. It is respectfully requested for masks to be worn at the services for Ken. Online condolences to the family can be left at www.gilberghartwigfh.com
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Alice Hartwig saysAugust 14, 2020 at 10:05 am
So sorry for your loss. Ken was always so friendly to me. I didn’t see him very often, but when we did happen to cross paths he always made it a point to stop and say “hello”. My sincere sympathy to all of you.
Barb (Brewer) Britenriker saysAugust 16, 2020 at 7:53 pm
Goose was a classmate – though quiet, he was always a gentle soul. I remember his laugh. My condolences to you all, especially Ron, and I will miss running into him at Bremenfest in the future.
James and Diane saysAugust 18, 2020 at 12:05 am
Our sympathies to Ron, Sheryl, Gary, and their families. We knew Ken for many years. He, my brother Jack, and their friends would play football, basketball, and even paintball with and against his brother Gary, myself, and our friends. Although we were five to six years younger and more often than not got destroyed, it was always fun! Ken had the misfortune of usually getting injured in the first five minutes of any contest, causing him to sit out the rest of the game. I don’t think he cared about that, though. I believe he just liked hanging out with the guys. He shall be missed!
Mary Lynn Buckley saysAugust 24, 2020 at 6:33 pm
Gary, Gretchen & family- We are so sorry to hear your news of losing your brother. Please keep your great memories of him for many years to come.
Scott Hack saysAugust 26, 2020 at 7:15 pm
Ken and I were friends for the last 44 years. What can you say about Kenny; he was just a nice guy… We saw each other often from our late teens to our mid thirties. He would often visit Scott Bushman and I in Columbus, and i would always see Kenny,as part of our gang, when I made my many visits to old N.B. .Kenny was also a fixture for many years at our annual cabin/camp outs composed of N.B. and Columbus guys in the Hocking hills. I will never forget how Kenny entertained the swinging singled of governor’s square apartments ,circa. 1979, when my dad turned his apartment over to us for Dale’s bachelor weekend, he performd the coolest high arching forward flip off the the diving board that simply amazed the group around the pool. I remember how I enjoyed the hat performance so much, but I also remember the joy that Kenny felt himself, for he always had a broad smile on his face each time he amazed us. Time Marches on… Kenny will be missed…