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Daniel William Mueller 1949-2012

Daniel William Mueller, 63, of Ottertail, died Nov.14 at Perham Health. A memorial mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at St. Henry's Catholic Church, Perham, with Father Matthew Kuhn officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the memorial mass at the church. Burial will be at St. Henry's Catholic Cemetery, Perham.

Dan was born in Bagley, Minn., on Jan. 20, 1949, the son of Virgil and Allene (McGrane) Mueller. He was baptized at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Bagley. Dan graduated from Perham High School and received a business degree from Moorhead State University. He married Cathy Boll on Aug. 4, 1984.

Dan was an avid golfer and loved to follow many other sports on TV. He had a keen intellect and a sharp wit. He read widely, had many interests, held strong opinions and enjoyed travel to Europe and Central America. One friend once said "while traveling you couldn't get Dan out of a church and at home you couldn't get him into one!" Dan was an outdoorsman and spent his youth hunting and fishing and he loved his home and five acres of land near Otter Tail Lake. He supported the reintroduction of wild turkeys and was a board member of the National Wild Turkey Federation - Ottertail. He was also an active member of the Ottertail Rod & Gun Club. Dan worked at Land O'Lakes in Perham for 27 years retiring in 2008.

Preceding Dan in death is his father, Virgil William Mueller.

Surviving Dan is his wife, Cathy Mueller of Ottertail; son, Christopher and three grandchildren, Thea, Christina and Devin, of St Cloud, Minn.; mother, Allene Mueller of Perham; brother, Greg (Corinne) Mueller of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; sisters, Debra (John) Babcock of Sartell, Minn. and Marie (James) Bracey of Winchester, England; and nieces and nephews, Lynn Mueller of Minneapolis, David Mueller of Maumee, Ohio, Rachel (Chad) Imker of Chicago, Aaron Babcock of Minneapolis, Andrew Babcock of St. Paul, Minn. and C. Anne Babcock of Minneapolis.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home, Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit